GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 1999-166
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. G.S. 28A-19-8 reads as rewritten:
"§ 28A-19-8. Funeral expenses of decedent.
(a) Any person authorized under G.S. 130A-420
to dispose of a decedent's body may bind a decedent's estate for funeral
expenses and related charges, including interest and finance charges, in
accordance with this section, including the execution and delivery on behalf of
the estate of any agreements, promissory notes, and other instruments relating
to the estate. Whether or not a personal representative of the estate has been
appointed at the time the expenses are incurred, funeral
of a decedent decedent, together with interest or finance charges if
financed by the funeral establishment or a third-party creditor, shall be
considered as an obligation of the estate of the decedent and the decedent's
estate shall be primarily liable therefor. for those expenses to the
funeral establishment that provided the funeral service, to any third-party
creditor that finances the payment of those expenses, or to any other person
described in this section who has paid such expenses.
(b) The provisions of this section shall not
affect the application of
G.S. 28A-19-6. G.S. 28A-19-6 or G.S.
Section 2. This act becomes effective October 1, 1999.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 31st day of May, 1999.
s/ Marc Basnight
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
s/ James B. Black
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ James B. Hunt, Jr.
Approved 5:37 p.m. this 8th day of June, 1999