|SB 0618||Allows abandoned burial sites revert to the cemetery after seventy-five years|
|LR Number:||2190S.01I||Fiscal Note:||2190-01|
|Committee:||Financial and Governmental Organization|
|Last Action:||03/26/01 - Voted Do Pass S Financial & Governmental Org.,||Journal page:|
|Veterans' Affairs & Elections Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2001|
SB 618 - The act provides for abandoned burial sites to revert to the private or public cemetery. A burial site is deemed abandoned if after seventy-five years from the last activity of record, a reasonable search for the owner fails to locate the owner.
A reasonable search entails sending notice to the last known address of the record property owner and publishing a description of the burial site in a newspaper circulated in the county of the last known address of the record property owner for three weeks. After a year from publishing the notice and no owner has claimed the burial site, the burial site is deemed abandoned.
If persons with a legitimate claim to the burial site present themselves after the abandoned burial site has been used for a different purpose or resold, the cemetery must provide an equal burial site.
Identical provisions are contained in TAT
JULIA SOMMER GRUS