September 29, 2020
Well 2020 has certainly been a year of "never before" and hopefully "never again". As the year progresses t
he uncertainties continue and we continue to make changes to our lives daily. The Board voted tonight to
cancel both conferences for 2020. We will send out self study for all to submit hours for a certificate.
More importantly, our legislation, HB2046, was signed by the governor on July 6, 2020. Unfortunately due to the
circumstances around Covid-19 it was a private signing. HB2046 establishes the Coroner Standards and Training
Commission funded by $1 increase from each death certificate. This training commission will be comprised of 8
members, 3 of which will be active coroners. The training commission establishes training standards relating to the
office of coroner. These standards shall relate to the operation of the office, the legal responsibilities of the office,
and the technical skills and knowledge required of the office. This legislation has been a work in progress for the
past 3 years. I would like to THANK Willie Harlow and the talented members of our Lobbyist team Catalyst especially
Alex Eaton for their hours of dedication and hard work.
Stay safe, healthy and see you in 2021!
MCMEA Executive Director