Senate Bill No. 483
(By Senators Fanning, Helmick, Sharpe, Ross and Ball)
[Introduced February 12, 1998; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization; and then to the Committee
A BILL to amend article six, chapter thirty of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
by adding thereto a new section, designated section
seventeen, relating to funeral directors and embalmers;
providing for a special emeritus license for licensees
sixty-five or older; exempting license from renewal
requirements; and exempting licensee from continuing
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article six, chapter thirty of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section
seventeen, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 6. EMBALMERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS.
§30-6-17. Special emeritus license for embalmers and funeral directors.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, the
board shall establish a special emeritus license for any licensed
embalmer or funeral director sixty-five or older. After becoming
licensed embalmer or funeral director is entitled
to be issued a license as an emeritus embalmer or funeral
There is no charge for the emeritus license. The
emeritus license entitles the holder to all the rights and
privileges of the license previously held by the licensee, except
the emeritus license has no renewal requirement, and an emeritus
licensee is exempt from the continuing education requirements
contained in section three of this article.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide funeral
directors and embalmers who are sixty-five or older an exemption
from license renewal fees and continuing education requirements.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.