MORTUARY SCIENCE STUDENTS

Senate Bill 239 as passed by the Senate

Sponsor:  Sen. Stephanie Chang

House Committee:  Regulatory Reform

Senate Committee:  Regulatory Reform

Complete to 5-14-19

SUMMARY:

Senate Bill 239 would amend Article 18 of the Michigan Occupational Code to exempt mortuary science students from certain provisions limiting embalming-related actions to those who were licensed in mortuary science or resident trainees. 

Currently, only a mortuary science licensee or a resident trainee under the supervision of a mortuary science licensee can place a chemical on or in a dead human body.  The bill would extend this ability to a student enrolled in a higher education in mortuary science at a school, college, or university accredited by the applicable accrediting agency in funeral services or mortuary science. 

The bill would take effect 90 days after enactment.

MCL 339.1803

FISCAL IMPACT:

Senate Bill 239 would not have a significant fiscal impact on any unit of state or local government.

                                                                                        Legislative Analyst:   Jenny McInerney

                                                                                                Fiscal Analyst:   Marcus Coffin

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency staff for use by House members in their deliberations, and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.