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March 13, 2014

My Opinion: March 13, 2014

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“7. In RSA 325-B:22 II (I), it says all materials not made entirely of wool or silk must be removed from the human remains prior to cooking. Are these exterior items only? How about a steel knee? Or a steel pin in a bone? Or a plate in the head? Do these have to be cut out first? If so, what happens to them? Do they give them to the family, to be placed on the fireplace mantel?

“8. In RSA 325-B:26 after residue is removed from the chamber, and any foreign matter or anything other than bone fragments shall be removed from such residue and shall be disposed of by the facility. So, they are draining out the chamber and all the liquid is gone, but pieces are left. Do you know what some of them pieces could be? How about an uncooked heart, or kidney, or scar tissue, or anything that the limited time they cooked the body, it didn’t get dissolved? So what happens to these pieces? Ooh, the facility just throws them in the trash. Really, that’s what the bill says? The last sentence in this paragraph says, ‘this paragraph shall not apply when there was commingling of remains during the cooking?’ Really don’t understand this at all. What difference would it make at this point’ it’s going in the trash anyway?

“In closing, I urge you to please say a pray before you vote, then vote red (no) on the OTP (ought to pass) so another motion can be made.”

(Editor’s Note: NH State Representative Mike Kappler can be reached at l.mikekappler@comcast.net)

 

 

 

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