S. 185 – Third Party Funeral Services
S. 185 is a transparent attempt to regulate competition out of existence in the funeral service industry. Third party funeral service providers, defined as an out of state broker that arranges funeral services, would be required to register with the State Board of Funeral Service in order to conduct business in the state of South Carolina. Whether the State Board of Funeral Service would be inclined to grant permits is another question. S. 160 from the 2015 legislative session had many of the same provisions.