New Bill Would Cause Funeral Home Prices to Be Posted Online

May 16, 2011
Advertisement

California – Funeral homes that promote their services on the Internet would have to post their prices online under legislation approved by the state Senate today.

State law already requires funeral directors to provide a general price list detailing the cost of caskets and other services at the start of any discussion with a potential consumer. Senate Bill 658 extends those requirements to funeral home websites, requiring that the home page features a link to the price list.

Advertisement

“The goal is to make shopping for funeral services a little easier for the consumer,” author Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Chino, said on the floor.

A committee analysis says the Center for Public Interest Law, which sponsored the bill, is arguing that the change would help grieving consumers to make informed choices about the costly services as they explore their options online.

The bill, which passed 23-14, now goes to the Assembly.

PHOTO CREDIT: Funeral director Jim Beeding works on the display for cremations caskets at W.F. Gormley & Sons in midtown Sacramento on Wednesday, April 14, 1999. Kim D. Johnson, Sacramento Bee.

Source

CDFuneralNews

CDFuneralNews

ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com we have created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
CDFuneralNews
Advertisement

You may be interested

BEAN TOWN BREAK DOWN | FUNERAL hustle 015
FUNERAL Hustle
180 views
FUNERAL Hustle
180 views

BEAN TOWN BREAK DOWN | FUNERAL hustle 015

CDFuneralNews - November 14, 2017

Ryan is exposed EXPOSED as a terrible (.....) in FUNERAL hustle 015! Part 2 of our Boston NFDA recap we…

NFDA Goes Big In Boston
Funeral Industry Press Releases
138 views
Funeral Industry Press Releases
138 views

NFDA Goes Big In Boston

CDFuneralNews - November 14, 2017

Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) 2017 International Convention & Expo, held October 29 through November 1…

2017 REFLECTION OF NFDA BOSTON AND A TRIBUTE TO THE VETERANS | FUNERAL nation 094
FUNERAL Nation
242 views
FUNERAL Nation
242 views

2017 REFLECTION OF NFDA BOSTON AND A TRIBUTE TO THE VETERANS | FUNERAL nation 094

CDFuneralNews - November 13, 2017

On this episode, we send a big "thank you" to our very own Funeral Commander, Jeff Harbeson in honor of…

Comments