|posted in committee
|AN ACT relating to cemeteries and making an appropriation therefor.
|Bill Request Number
|Summary of Original Version
|Create a new section of KRS Chapter 2 to institute and describe Kentucky Cemetery Cleanup Week; create new sections of KRS Chapter 141 to declare public policy designed to recognize and preserve historic cemeteries; allow taxpayers to designate a portion of their tax refund to fund the Historic Cemetery Preservation fund; create new sections of KRS Chapter 307 to define terms; create the Kentucky Historic Cemetery Preservation Program and the Kentucky Historic Cemetery Preservation Program Board; establish the composition, powers, and duties of the board; set up the Historic Cemetery Preservation Program fund as a trust and agency account; authorize the board to expend program funds for designated purposes; list the circumstances where the board may provide grant money, technical assistance, or training; set conditions for descendant and family access to cemeteries and graves located on private property; require a cemetery operator to notify the next of kin of the improper interment of a body or cremated remains; direct the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet to perform and report an inventory of Native American remains and state owned real estate suitable for reinterment of Native American remains; require cemeteries to keep sufficient records of the specific location of every new burial or interment; establish procedures for the legislative body of a city to utilize abandoned cemetery property for a public purpose; set methods for removal of human remains from the abandoned cemetery by claimants or the city; establish penalties for failure to protect, recognize, or properly maintain burying grounds; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 61.350 as a new section of KRS Chapter 307 to set a fine of $500 to $1,000 for refusing or failing to enforce a cemetery company or burying grounds statute; repeal and reenact KRS 381.690, 381.697, 381.700, 381.710, 381.715, 381.755, and 381.760 as new sections of KRS Chapter 307; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 381.765 as a new section of KRS Chapter 307 to require that a licensed funeral director perform any movement of human remains ordered by a government entity or public utility; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 381.767 as a new section of KRS Chapter 307 to conform; amend KRS 382.110 to direct the grantor of property to note in the deed if the property contains a cemetery; amend KRS 213.076 to require a death certificate to contain the location of the person's body or cremated remains beginning on January 1, 2017; amend KRS 381.990 and 382.990 to conform; repeal KRS 381.720, 381.730, 381.740, and 381.750.
|Index Headings of Original Version
Deaths - Historic graves and cemeteries, rights and duties regarding
Deeds and Conveyances - Historic graves and cemeteries, disclosure of
Eminent Domain and Condemnation - Abandoned cemeteries, process for public use of
Property - Historic graves and cemeteries, rights and duties regarding
Taxation, Income--Individual - Historic cemetery preservation fund, tax refund contributions to
Appropriations - Historic cemetery preservation fund, creation and uses of
Cemeteries and Burials - Historic graves and cemeteries, rights and duties regarding
Cities - Abandoned cemeteries, process for public use of
Boards and Commissions - Historic cemetery preservation board, creation and authority of
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