New County Coroners Bill Being Discussed In Missouri House of Representatives

A Missouri House of Representatives committee is considering a bill that would require greater training for county coroners.

The House Judiciary Committee discussed the bill yesterday that would establish a Coroners Standard and Training Commission.

That commission would write training standards for coroners, and would also require coroners to complete the training in order to sign death certificates.

The bill would send one dollar of the fee charged for a death certificate to a new fund to pay for the training.

The committee could vote on the bill next week.

It would then move to the full House Of Representatives for a vote.