Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act

The Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act sponsored by Representative Bobby Rush of Illinois has been reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The bill would require the Federal Trade Commission, which currently regulates funeral homes, to set national standards for most cemeteries, crematories and third-party sellers of funeral or burial services or merchandise to the general public as well.  As with the Federal Rule that applies to funeral homes, the Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights would give consumers the right to buy only the goods and services the want by barring the practice of requiring the purchase of complete packages.