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H0062.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES FUNERAL DIRECTORS - Amends existing law to apply endorsement procedures for licensure to funeral directors. 01/28 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/31 Rpt prt - to Com/HuRes 02/10 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/11 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/16 3rd rdg - PASSED - 69-1-0 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie(Telleria), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Bradford Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Ringo Title apvd - to Senate 02/17 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Com/HuRes 03/02 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/03 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/07 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1 AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Noble, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Williams Floor Sponsor - Goedde Title apvd - to House 03/08 To enrol 03/09 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/10 Pres signed 03/11 To Governor 03/15 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 47 Effective: 07/01/05
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 62 BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO FUNERAL DIRECTORS; AMENDING SECTION 54-1109, IDAHO CODE, TO APPLY 3 ENDORSEMENT PROVISIONS TO FUNERAL DIRECTORS. 4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 5 SECTION 1. That Section 54-1109, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 6 amended to read as follows: 7 54-1109. REQUIREMENTS FOR MORTICIAN LICENSE -- REQUIREMENTS FOR FUNERAL 8 DIRECTOR LICENSE -- LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT. (1) The board shall issue to any 9 person a mortician's license to practice as a mortician and perform mortician 10 services within the state of Idaho who has complied with and fulfilled all of 11 the following requirements: 12 (a) Has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years. 13 (b) Is of good moral character. 14 (c) Has completed and received credit for at least sixty (60) semester 15 hours' or ninety (90) quarter-hours' instruction in a duly accredited col- 16 lege or university and has obtained at least a C grade average for all 17 courses of instruction; provided, however, at least three-fourths (3/4) of 18 all of such credits must be for courses in the fields of liberal arts, 19 business or science as defined and specified by the board of morticians. 20 (d) Has successfully completed a course in an embalming school accredited 21 by the American board of funeral service education, inc., or such other 22 embalming school as approved by the board of morticians. 23 (e) Has practiced as a licensed resident trainee in the state of Idaho 24 under the personal supervision of a licensed resident mortician for not 25 less than twelve (12) months, and has assisted in embalming at least 26 twenty-five (25) dead human bodies; provided, however, such practice as a 27 licensed resident trainee of the state of Idaho may be filled and per- 28 formed either before or after the required post-high school education. 29 (f) Has filed an application with the board as required by this chapter 30 and paid the required filing fee therefor. 31 (g) Has passed the required examination prepared and conducted by the 32 board of morticians. Provided further, that the board shall determine com- 33 pliance with all of the above qualifications, except this paragraph relat- 34 ing to examinations, at the time the applicant files his application as 35 hereinafter provided and before the examination is conducted by the board 36 of morticians. 37 (2) The board shall issue to any person a funeral director license to 38 practice as a funeral director and perform funeral director services within 39 the state of Idaho who has complied with and fulfilled all of the following 40 requirements: 41 (a) Has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years. 42 (b) Is of good moral character. 43 (c) Has completed and received at least sixty (60) semester hours' or 2 1 ninety (90) quarter-hours' instruction from a duly accredited college or 2 university and has obtained at least a C grade average for all courses of 3 instruction; provided, however, at least three-fourths (3/4) of all such 4 credits must be for courses in the fields of liberal arts, business or 5 science as defined and specified by the board. 6 (d) Has successfully completed at least fifteen (15) semester credit 7 hours or the equivalent from a mortuary college accredited by the American 8 board of funeral service education, inc., or such credits as are otherwise 9 approved by the board, with course of study to include business law, psy- 10 chology, sociology, funeral service counseling, funeral service management 11 and other classes that relate to conducting funeral business. 12 (e) Has practiced as a licensed trainee in the state of Idaho under the 13 personal supervision of a licensed mortician for not less than twelve (12) 14 months, and has assisted in making at least twenty-five (25) funeral 15 arrangements and in conducting at least twenty-five (25) funerals. 16 (f) Has successfully passed the required examination as established by 17 the rules of the board. An applicant shall not be qualified to take the 18 examination until all other requirements have been met. 19 (g) Has filed an application with the board as required by this chapter 20 and paid the required fees. 21 (3) Any person holding a current, valid license in another state or ter- 22 ritory having substantially similar requirements to those existing in this 23 state, may be granted a license without examination, provided: 24 (a) The applicant files with the board a certified statement from the 25 examining board of the state or territory in which the applicant holds his 26 license, verifying the license and showing the basis upon which the 27 license was granted; and 28 (b) The applicant pays the license fee; and 29 (c) The applicant satisfies the board that he understands the laws and 30 rules of this state as to funeral service. 31 (4) A person holding a current, valid license in another state or terri- 32 tory with requirements significantly lower than those of this state who has at 33 least five (5) consecutive years of experience as a licensee in the other 34 state or territory prior to application, may apply for a license to practice 35 in this state without meeting the full requirements of subsection (1) or (2) 36 of this section. Upon payment of the license fee and passing such test of pro- 37 ficiency as the board shall require including, but not limited to, a knowledge 38 of the laws and administrative rules of this state as to funeral service, the 39 board shall grant a license.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14399 Amend section 54-1109(4), Idaho Code, to include funeral directors in the endorsement requirements and to correct a typographical error. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact on general or dedicated funds. CONTACT Name: Cherie Simpson Agency: Occupational License, Bureau Phone: 334-3233 Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact H 62