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Missouri Could Be The First State to Allow Outdoor Cremations

Jun 17, 2019

Missouri could soon become the first state to allow outdoor cremations.

A bill dubbed the "Jedi Disposal Act" would allow licensed funeral directors to organize outdoor cremations at licensed crematoriums or private sites that have permits.

The bill got its name from the "Star Wars" movie franchise, in which two Jedi Knights are cremated in public ceremonies.

It passed nearly unanimously in this year's legislative sessions and is awaiting Gov. Mike Parson's signature.