CHAPTER 203

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 252

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 31, TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FUNERAL SERVICES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend subsection (b), §3117, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking said subsection in its entirety and by substituting the following in lieu thereof:

"(b) No person shall conduct, maintain, manage or operate a funeral establishment unless a permit for each such establishment has been issued by the Board. Violation of this subsection shall constitute grounds for discipline. A funeral establishment permit shall be conspicuously displayed in said funeral establishment. In case of funeral services held in any private residence, church or lodge hall, no permit shall be required."

Section 2. Amend subsection §3117, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new subsection designated as subsection (f) to read as follows:

"(f) The Board is authorized to suspend or revoke a permit, after notice and hearing, for failure to comply with this statute or any lawful regulation applicable to funeral establishments."

Approved July 23, 2001