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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4235        FILED ON: 4/28/2014

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4104

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Timothy R. Madden and Daniel A. Wolf

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act exempting the town of Nantucket from the provisions of MGL and the code of Massachusetts regulations regarding funeral directors, embalmers, funeral homes, and crematories.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4235        FILED ON: 4/28/2014

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4104

By Representative Madden of Nantucket and Senator Wolf, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4104) of Timothy R. Madden and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) that the town of Nantucket be authorized to exempt funeral directors, embalmers, funeral homes, and crematories from certain regulations.  Public Health.  [Local Approval Received.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Fourteen

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An Act exempting the town of Nantucket from the provisions of MGL and the code of Massachusetts regulations regarding funeral directors, embalmers, funeral homes, and crematories.

 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 1.   Funeral Directors and Embalmers: Notwithstanding the provisions of MGL Ch. 112, § 83 and 239 CMR 3.02, Type 3 and Type 6 Funeral Directors and Embalmers shall be exempted from holding any ownership shares in any funeral establishment.

              Section 2.   Establishments: Notwithstanding the provisions of 239 CMR 3.06.(1)(b), any funeral establishment on Nantucket Island shall not be mandated to have a chapel; and of 239 CMR 3.06 (1)(f) any funeral establishment on Nantucket Island may consist of more than one building or more than one lot of land, said buildings and/or lots shall not be required to be adjoining or connecting.

              Section 3.   Notwithstanding the provisions of MGL Ch. 114, §43B, the placement of any future crematory sited on Nantucket Island shall be determined by the Nantucket Cemetery Commission, created pursuant to the Acts of 2011, Chapter 47, or a vote at an Annual Town Meeting.  Such crematory may be sited as an auxiliary use of any public or private cemetery, or may be sited on a single parcel of town-owned land.

              Section 4.   This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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