A little more than a month has lapsed since the Missouri legislature passed a reform preneed bill, but the death care industry remains stuck in neutral until Governor Nixon signs SB1 into law. 

With an effective date of August 28th looming two months away, regulators and funeral homes (and cemeteries) face licensing and document deadlines.  The State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors will have the task of licensing hundreds of preneed sellers and providers.  Preneed sellers will have the task of establishing new trusts and preneed contracts. 

This should make for a busy Show Me summer.