Do you live in Virginia or know someone who does? Your help is needed to keep SB595 from becoming law. Introduced by Virginia Senator Kenneth Alexander, also a funeral home owner, this bill would require dead bodies to be stored at 40 degrees after 48 hours, effectively making home funerals under most circumstances impossible. The proposed law would compel private families to contract with a funeral home, for pay, unless they refrigerated the body.
Watch Caitlin Doughty of Ask A Mortician break down how this bill will affect consumers.