FUNERAL & DISPOSITION DECISIONS                                                   H.B. 5117 (S-2):

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                     REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 5117 (Substitute S-2 as reported)

Sponsor:  Representative Rodney Wakeman

House Committee:  Judiciary

Senate Committee:  Judiciary and Public Safety

 


CONTENT

 

The bill would amend the Estates and Protected Individuals Code to do the following:

 

 --    Modify the time periods under which certain individuals may exercise their rights or powers pertaining to making decisions about certain funeral arrangements and the handling, disposition, or disinterment of a decedent's body.

 --    Specify that an attempt to locate a person who could exercise his or her rights or powers pertaining to making decisions about certain funeral arrangements and the handling, disposition, or disinterment of a decedent's body would be sufficient if a reasonable attempt were made in good faith by certain health facilities or veteran's facilities.

 

MCL 700.3206                                                   Legislative Analyst:  Stephen P. Jackson

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.

 

Date Completed:  6-16-22                                              Fiscal Analyst:  Michael Siracuse

 

 

 

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.