2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
May 8, 2001 - Introduced by Representatives Starzyk, M. Lehman, Hundertmark,
Gundrum, J. Lehman, Plale, Lippert, Kedzie, Krawczyk, Suder, Loeffelholz,
Townsend, Powers, Riley, Gunderson
and Kreuser, cosponsored by Senators
Wirch, Plache, Breske, Schultz, S. Fitzgerald, Darling and Burke. Referred
to Committee on Small Business and Consumer Affairs.
AB376,1,2 1An Act to amend 445.105 (2) of the statutes; relating to: funeral establishment
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a person is prohibited from operating a funeral
establishment unless the funeral directors examining board (board) has issued a
permit for the funeral establishment. With certain exceptions, a "funeral
establishment" is defined as any building or part of a building that is used for the care
and preparation for burial or transportation of dead human bodies, or for holding or
conducting funeral services. Current law prohibits the board from issuing a permit
unless a funeral director licensed by the board is in full-time charge of the funeral
Under this bill, the board may issue a permit for a funeral establishment if a
licensed funeral director is in charge of the funeral establishment. However, under
the bill, the licensed funeral director does not have to be in full-time charge of the
funeral establishment. In addition, the bill prohibits a licensed funeral director from
being in charge of more than three funeral establishments. Therefore, under the bill,
if a licensed funeral director is in charge of no more than three funeral
establishments, each funeral establishment qualifies for a permit.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB376, s. 1
1Section 1. 445.105 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB376,2,52 445.105 (2) No permit to operate a funeral establishment shall be issued by the
3examining board unless each such the funeral establishment has in charge, full time
a licensed funeral director, except that a licensed funeral director may be in
5charge of no more than 3 funeral establishments
AB376,2,66 (End)