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OFDA Supports Enhanced Consumer Protections in Ohio Law

On March 23rd, Rep. Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) introduced HB 157, which makes substantive changes to ORC Chapter 4717. Co-sponsors: Representatives Patton (R-Strongsville), Patterson (R-Jefferson), Ryan (R-Newark), Seitz (R-Cincinnati) officially offered their support of the consumer-friendly legislation, that places emphasis on strengthening preneed.

Members of the OFDA Legislative and Executive Committees, lobbyist John McGough, general counsel Scott Gilligan and board members and staff of the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors have worked diligently over the past several months to draft language that not only protects consumers, but the integrity of those who practice funeral service in Ohio as well.