Bill Status of HB3857 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: CEMETERY PROTECTION-REPAIRS
Rep. Justin Slaughter
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Cemetery Protection Act. Defines "cemetery consumer". Provides that unless the contract with the cemetery otherwise provides, the involved cemetery consumer shall have the responsibility to repair, replace, or remove any dilapidated or unsafe columbarium, niche building, mausoleum, or private estate within the cemetery grounds. Provides that whenever a cemetery authority becomes aware of a dilapidated or unsafe columbarium, niche building, mausoleum, or private estate within the cemetery grounds, and when the involved cemetery consumer has failed to take prompt remedial action, the cemetery may repair, replace, or remove the structure to prevent hazard to the public or to entombed, inurned, or cremated human remains. Provides that the cemetery may remove the urns or caskets when necessary and place them in a secure temporary area in order to allow for the repairs to or replacement or removal of the dilapidated or unsafe columbarium, niche building, mausoleum, or private estate. Provides that the cemetery shall contact the listed next of kin in the cemetery records when taking remedial action.