SB 0915 A political subdivision may take ownership of an abandoned cemetery and convey it to a civic association
LR Number:4102S.01P Fiscal Note:4102-01
Committee:Financial and Governmental Organization
Last Action:04/04/00 - Hearing Conducted H Local Government & Related Journal page:
Matters Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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Current Bill Summary

SB 915 - This act authorizes the Attorney General to seek dissolutions in the Circuit Court of any corporate entity or trust owning an abandoned or neglected cemetery and to transfer ownership to a not-for-profit corporation or association for the care and operation of the cemetery.

Any encumbrances or liens against the cemetery will be extinguished when the property is transferred. All funds and property will pass to the not-for-profit corporation or charitable and religious association for operation and maintenance of the cemetery.

In the event that the not-for-profit corporation, or the charitable or religious association desires to sell the cemetery or convey future rights for internment the same must elect to operate as an endowed care cemetery.

In current law, the city or county may assume ownership of an abandoned cemetery and operate it as a public cemetery. This provision remains intact.

The provisions of this act are contained in HS/HCS/HB 1305.