05RS HB332


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HB 332/LM (BR 86) - R. Meeks, D. Owens

     AN ACT relating to cemeteries.
     Designate week prior to Memorial Day as Kentucky Cemetery Cleanup Week; establish criteria to grant families and others the right of ingress and egress to cemeteries on privately owned lands; make owner's denial of family access to cemetery a Class B misdemeanor; require deeds to property with a cemetery to indicate location; increase $25 fine-per-incident for judicial officers who fail or refuse to enforce statutes related to cemeteries to no less than $500 and no more than $1,000; repeal and reenact selected statutes in KRS Chapters 61 and 381 as new sections of KRS Chapter 307; require the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet to inventory all Native American remains currently held by state-funded agencies and all state-owned real estate that would be suitable for reinterment of Native American remains, and to report to General Assembly on or before January 15, 2006; require an individual who files a death certificate to include specific location of interment site, effective January 1, 2006; require cemetery owners to keep records at cemetery's place of business to allow families to readily access interment sites of loved ones; and impose a fine on any cemetery owner who does not keep records of not less than $100 and not more than $500 for each offense.

     Feb 7-introduced in House
     Feb 8-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Feb 14-posted in committee
     Feb 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 23, 2005
     Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 54-26
     Feb 24-received in Senate
     Feb 25-to State and Local Government (S)

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