Backstory of the ‘Dead Body’ bill


It’s often said that ‘the devil is in the details’. Details lend context and backstory. And the backstory of the near infamous ‘Dead Body’ bill sponsored by Representative Scott Delano has all the elements of a folk tale, but stems from an actual incident. A woman’s boyfriend died, but she already had plans.

District 117 Representative Scott Delano:


A law requiring that a dead body be promptly reported to authorities was proposed by the local coroner. This is not the first time the ‘Dead Body’ bill has been introduced in the state legislature.


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