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H. B. 4542


         (By Delegates Poore, Campbell, Marshall,

         L. Phillips, Lawrence, Moore, Young, Morgan,

         Fragale, Longstreth and Ambler)


         [Introduced February 14, 2014; referred to the

         Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.]


A BILL to amend and reenact §30-6-10 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to funeral service license requirements; and changing certain dates related to the licensing requirements.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That §30-6-10 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:


§30-6-10. Funeral service license requirements.

    (a) Commencing July 1, 2003, 2014, the board shall issue a license to practice embalming and funeral directing, which license shall be known as a funeral service license, to an applicant who meets the following requirements:

    (1) Is of good moral character;

    (2) Is eighteen years of age or over;

    (3) Is a citizen of the United States or is eligible for employment in the United States;

    (4) Holds a high school diploma or its equivalent;

    (5) Has completed one of the education requirements for an embalmer's license, set out in subdivision (5), subsection (a), section eight of this article; and

    (6) Has paid all the appropriate fees.

    (b) A license to practice embalming and funeral directing issued by the board prior to July 1, 2003, 2014, shall for all purposes be considered a license issued under this section.

    (c) A person holding a license to practice embalming and funeral directing issued prior to July 1, 2003, 2014, must after July 1, 2003, 2014, renew his or her license pursuant to the provisions of this section.

    (d) After July 1, 2003, 2014, wherever the terms “license to practice embalming and funeral directing” or “embalming and funeral directing license” are used in the code, the term “funeral service license” shall apply applies.

    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to change certain dates related to requirements for funeral service licenses.

    Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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