Bill Status of HB1968  97th General Assembly

Short Description:  CEMETERY OVERSIGHT

House Sponsors
Rep. Dan Brady - Frank J. Mautino - Jim Sacia - Wayne Rosenthal - Monique D. Davis and John D. Cavaletto

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 411/5-15
225 ILCS 411/5-20
225 ILCS 411/10-21
225 ILCS 411/15-20 new
225 ILCS 411/15-30 new
225 ILCS 411/15-40
225 ILCS 411/22-4

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Cemetery Oversight Act. Provides that a parcel identification number shall be assigned by the Cemetery Oversight Database. Provides a full exemption from the Act for any (i) cemetery authority operating as a family burying ground or religious burying ground, (ii) any cemetery authority that has not engaged in an interment, inurnment, or entombment of human remains within the last 10 years and maintains less than $50,000 in care funds during each annual reporting period, or (iii) any cemetery authority that is less than 2 acres and maintains less than $50,000 in care funds during each annual reporting period. Provides that if a cemetery authority does not qualify for a full exemption and (i) engages in 25 or fewer interments, inurnments, or entombments of human remains for each of the preceding 2 calendar years and maintains less than $50,000 in care funds during each annual reporting period, (ii) operates as a public cemetery, or (iii) operates as a religious cemetery, then the cemetery authority is exempt from this Act but shall be required to comply with certain provisions of this Act. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall adopt rules to establish the criteria and procedure to grant a waiver to a cemetery authority that does not qualify for a full or partial exemption where application of this Act may result in a financial or other hardship. Provides that no cemetery authority shall enter into a contract to furnish certain specified care for a cemetery, lot, grave, crypt, niche, family mausoleum, memorial, marker, or monument unless (i) the care is furnished solely from the net income derived from funds held in trust or (ii) the contract provides that the principal of the amount paid under the contract shall be used to furnish the care.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Dan Brady
  2/17/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frank J. Mautino
  2/22/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  2/22/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne Rosenthal
  2/22/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  2/23/2011HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  2/24/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Cavaletto
  3/17/2011HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die