The Ministry of construction has refused the licensing of funeral services in the bill on the funeral business

SARATOV, on may 14. /TASS/. The finalised draft Federal law on regulation of the market of funeral services does not provide for the licensing of providers of funeral services. Told about this TASS Deputy head of Ministry Andrey Chibis in the framework of forum “Environment for living: the apartment and the city.”

The control over ritual business, according to the bill, intended to give municipalities. Initially, the draft law provided for licensing and the transfer of most of the powers of the municipalities in the funeral sphere region.

“It (the bill – ed. TASS) modified according to remarks, the decisions that were in the government. (In the modified bill – approx. TASS) has been adjusted to level of control. If it was supposed to (control – approx. TASS) at the level of regional authorities, now at the municipal level. Replaced the licensing of special registry and conclusion of appropriate agreements with the local government, those companies that can work in the market,” he said.

Chibis added that the draft law was submitted to the government. “After all the decisions (at the conciliation meeting in the government – approx. TASS) are adopted, the bill will be submitted to the state Duma,” – said the Deputy head of the Ministry of construction.

Preparation of the new bill took the Ministry more than two years – the work on the document began after may 2014, the Ministry became the curator of the industry of funeral services. Now this market is regulated by the Federal law “About burial and funeral business”, adopted in 1996.

About the forum “Environment for life”

Forum “Environment for life” is held on behalf of the government of the Russian Federation Ministry of construction of Russia and AHML jointly with the government of the Saratov region. Regular forum “Environment for living: the apartment and the city” held may 13-15 in the city of Saratov. Software management of the forum is the Strelka Institute.

The first forum “Environment for life” was held in Technopark of Innopolis near Kazan in October 2016. The forum was attended by about 350 leading Russian and foreign experts and representatives of authorities. The forum participants were leading international architects, urbanists from Spain, Germany, Canada, Netherlands, Japan, UAE, USA and other countries. In just two days the event was attended by over 800 guests.

The TASS news Agency acts as information partner of the forum.