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Proposed Regulations

Cemeteries: Unitrust Conversion
Adopt Sections 2334, 2334.1, 2334.2, 2334.3, and 2334.4 of the California Code of Regulations. Amend Section 2350 of Division 23, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

Cemeteries: Endowment Care Funds – Unitrust
Adopt Sections 2334, 2334.1, 2334.2, 2334.3, 2334.4, and 2334.5 of the California Code of Regulations. Amend Section 2350 of Division 23, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.



Approved Regulations

Licensure and Regulations of Alkaline Hydrolysis
Adopt Sections 2326.05 and 2329.1 of the California Code of Regulations. Amend Sections 2310, 2311, 2326.1 2339, and 2370 of Division 23, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

This regulatory action becomes effective on June 17, 2021.

Cemetery: Substantial Relationship and Rehabilitation Criteria for Applicants and Licensees
Adopt Sections 2330.1 and 2331.1 of the California Code of Regulations. Amend Sections 2330 and 2331 of Division 23, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations and link the attached documents.

This regulatory action becomes effective on June 1, 2021.

Funeral: Substantial Relationship and Rehabilitation Criteria for Applicants and Licensees
Adopt Sections 1252.1 of the California Code of Regulations. Amend Section 1252, 1253 and 1253.5 of Division 12, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.


This regulatory action becomes effective on May 10, 2021

Private Cemeteries: Limited Liability Companies
Adopt Sections 2326.2 and 2326.3 of Division 23, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. Amend Sections 2326, 2326.1, and 2326.5 of Division 23, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

This regulatory action becomes effective on July 1, 2016.

Cemetery Cite and Fine
Adopt Section 2386.5 of Division 23, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. Amend Sections 2382, 2383, 2384, 2385, 2386, 2387, and 2388 of Division 23, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

This regulatory action becomes effective January 1, 2016.

Funeral General
Amend Sections 1209, 1214, 1216, 1221, 1255, 1258, 1258.1, 1258.2, and 1258.4 of Division 12, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. Repeal Sections 1258.3 of Division 12, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

This regulatory action becomes effective January 1, 2016.

Funeral Enforcement
Amend Sections 1240(a), 1241, 1242, and 1246 of Article 5.5, Division 12, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. Repeal Sections 1280, 1281, 1282, 1283, 1284, 1285, 1286, 1287, 1288, 1289, 1290, and 1291 of Article 9, Division 12, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

This regulatory action becomes effective on October 1, 2014.

Cemetery Maintenance Standards

Adopt Section 2333 of Article 3, Division 23, of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

Regulations Workshops

No current Regulation Workshops are scheduled at this time

How to Participate

The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau holds public Advisory Committee meetings during which proposed regulations are usually included as an agenda item. Advisory Committee meetings are held in Sacramento at the Department of Consumer Affairs building at 1625 North Market Blvd (room location varies and will be indicated on the agenda). Meeting date(s), time(s), and agenda(s) are posted on the Bureau’s Web site a minimum of 10 days prior to the meeting.

Any person interested may present comments orally or in writing relevant to regulatory actions proposed at a Regulatory Hearing. Written comments, including those sent by mail, facsimile, or e-mail to the address listed in each Notice under Contact Person must be received no later than the date and time stated in the Notice, or must be received by the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau at the Regulatory Hearing. If submitted at a Regulatory Hearing, it is requested, although not required, that 5 copies be made available to Bureau staff. If you submit a comment, you have the right to request a copy of the Final Statement of Reasons (which will also be posted on the Bureau’s Web site). Hearing date, time, and location are announced within the Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action.

Helpful Information

How to Participate in the Rulemaking Process

Office of Administrative Law (OAL) Rulemaking Process Flow Chart