Fourth District Sen. Robby Mills (center), R-Henderson, last week filed Senate Bill 66 for the 2020 Kentucky General Assembly. The legislation amends a current statute by addressing who has the right to control the disposition of a decedent's body, make funeral arrangements or burial arrangements. It is in response to the 2019 case in which a murdered Henderson woman's family was not allowed to make arrangements for her body after it was discovered in the closet of her apartment. Even though her husband was charged in her death, Kentucky law puts decision making rights in the hands of the surviving spouse, even if he or she is complicit, over that of next of kin. Pictured with Mills, who represents Caldwell County in Frankfort, are co-sponsors Rep. Rob Wiederstein, D-Henderson, and Rep. Suzanne Miles, R-Owensboro.

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