senate Bill S4321A

Relates to the definition of the term "cremation"

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 21 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 4321A

Summary

Relates to the definition of the term "cremation".

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6420A
Versions:
S4321
S4321A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1502, N-PC L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4321A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the not-for-profit corporation law, in
relation to the definition of cremation

PURPOSE:

This bill would clarify the definition of cremation to account for any
technological advances in such processes and to insure that they are
conducted in a state regulated facility with statutory and regulatory
consumer protections.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill amends subdivision (h) of Section 1502 of Article 15 of the
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law to amend the definition of cremation to
ensure that all cremation processes are conducted in a state regulated
facility.

EXISTING LAW:

Subdivision (h) of Section 1502 of Article 15 of the Not-for-Profit
Corporation Law defines cremation based only on previously existing
technology.

JUSTIFICATION:

There have been numerous technological advances in the process of
cremation.However, the definition of cremation as it currently exists
does not address any current or future technologies to ensure they are
conducted with proper state oversight.This legislation would allow the
state to remain the leader in consumer protections and cremation
regulations by ensuring that this disposition of human remains is
conducted in a state regulated facility with nationally recognized
standards for consumer protection.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4321--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Author-
  ities and Commissions -- recommitted to the Committee on Corporations,
  Authorities and Commissions in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the not-for-profit corporation law, in relation  to  the
  definition of cremation

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph (h) of section 1502 of the not-for-profit  corpo-
ration  law,  as added by chapter 579 of the laws of 2006, is amended to
read as follows:
  (h) The term "cremation" means the technical process[,] using heat and
flame[,] that reduces human remains to ashes and other  residue  OR  ANY
OTHER  TECHNICAL  PROCESS  TO  REDUCE HUMAN REMAINS TO CREMAINS THAT THE
CEMETERY BOARD DEEMS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND AUTHORIZES  PURSUANT  TO
REGULATIONS  PROMULGATED  BY  THE  CEMETERY  BOARD.    "Cremation" shall
include the processing, and may include the pulverization, of such ashes
and other residue.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09963-03-4

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