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(The Center Square) – Washington funeral homes and coroners are now allowed to dispose of unclaimed human remains after 45 days.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed House Bill 1974, which reduces the length of time that funeral homes must hold onto unclaimed bodies from 90 days to 45 days.

House Bill 1974, sponsored by Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, passed the Legislature this session and was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. It went into effect June 1. 

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