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    The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4118--A Bill to amend and reenact §30-6-3 and §30-6-22 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section designated §30-6-22a; and to amend and reenact §61-12-9 of said code, all relating to cremation, preneed funeral contracts and disposition of remains generally; adding a definition of persons authorized to order cremation; clarifying required inquiry about deceased’s desires; prioritizing individuals authorized to express desires of the deceased; clarifying funeral directors responsibilities; establishing the right to control the disposition of the remains of a deceased person; determining who has that right; setting forth how that right may be forfeited; adding a definition of person authorized to agree to a cremation contract; and establishing an order of precedence among persons as to cremation and disposition of remains.