Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Statement by Raja Krishnamoorthi Regarding Cemetery Oversight Task Force Recommendations

From the Campaign Office of Raja Krishnamoorthi for Illinois Comptroller

“The tragedy of Burr Oak must never recur. The heartache to the families involved is almost beyond imagining. While I have proposed stronger measures to police the cemetery industry under the Comptroller’s existing powers, I would support the Task Force’s recommendations to vest all oversight within the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation if these measures could be implemented without delay. As I have said all along, time is of the essence in enacting cemetery oversight reform. I look forward to seeing legislation incorporating these initiatives.

“I call on the Illinois General Assembly to pass the required laws as soon as possible. It was the legislature’s failure to better regulate cemeteries that helped lead to the Burr Oak tragedy. They shouldn’t compound the problem by delaying the changes in law and regulation that Illinois needs.”

For more information regarding Krishnamoorthi and his campaign, please visit www.rajaforillinois.com.

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