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Minutes for HB2262 - Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Short Title

Eliminating the requirement to provide a permit to cremate in certain circumstances and authorizing electronic permits to cremate.

Minutes Content for Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Chairperson Hilderbrand opened the hearing on HB2262.

Jenna Moyer, Staff Revisor gave an overview of the bill.

Pam Scott testified as a proponent for HB2262, stating that HB2262 would amend statute to provide that if death, and cause of death occur outside of Kansas. and the law of the state where death occurred does not require a permit, a permit will not be required to cremate in Kansas. If death or cause of death occur in Kansas, a coroner's permit to cremate will continue to be required. Also, since coroner's permits to cremate are usually executed electronically under the Office of Vital Statistics electronic death registration system, this bill clarifies that electronically signed copies are acceptable along with facsimile copies. And finally, since the State of Kansas has gone to an electronic death registration system, reports are no longer necessary since the state obtains the information immediately when the death record is filed. (Attachment 2)

She took questions from committee members.

Chairperson Hilderbrand closed the hearing on HB2262 and adjourned the meeting at 9:00 a.m. The next scheduled meeting is March 11, 2021.