assembly Bill A4219

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires cemetery corporations to provide customers with a bill of rights

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2012 reference changed to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Feb 02, 2011 referred to codes

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A4219 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4399
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1510, N-PC L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7036, S3808, S3561
2013-2014: A3538
2015-2016: A7759
2017-2018: A2901
2019-2020: A3429

A4219 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires cemetery corporations to provide customers with a bill of rights.

A4219 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4219

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEISENBERG, COLTON, ROBINSON, COOK, REILLY, MILL-
  MAN,  CYMBROWITZ, RAIA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARRON, BREN-
  NAN, CALHOUN, HOOPER,  JAFFEE,  MAISEL,  MARKEY,  MAYERSOHN,  McENENY,
  McKEVITT,  MENG,  RABBITT, J. RIVERA, TITONE, TOBACCO -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the not-for-profit corporation law,  in  relation  to  a
  cemetery customer's bill of rights

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

  Section 1. Section 1510  of  the  not-for-profit  corporation  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (n) to read as follows:
  (N)  POSTING  AND  DISTRIBUTION  OF  THE  CEMETERY  CUSTOMER'S BILL OF
RIGHTS. (1) THE CEMETERY CUSTOMER'S BILL OF RIGHTS SHALL BE CONSPICUOUS-
LY POSTED BY THE CORPORATION IN EACH OF ITS OFFICES.  A  COPY  SHALL  BE
PROVIDED  TO EACH PERSON AT THE BEGINNING OF ANY FACE-TO-FACE DISCUSSION
ABOUT ARRANGING FOR AN INTERMENT OR PURCHASING INTERMENT RIGHTS  OR  ANY
OTHER  GOODS  OR SERVICES OFFERED BY THE CEMETERY.  ADDITIONALLY, A COPY
OF SUCH BILL OF RIGHTS SHALL BE GIVEN TO ANY PERSON UPON REQUEST.
  (2) THE CEMETERY CUSTOMER'S BILL OF RIGHTS SHALL BE ESSENTIALLY IN THE
FOLLOWING FORM.
                    CEMETERY CUSTOMER'S BILL OF RIGHTS
  ALL NEW YORK  CEMETERIES  ARE  NOT-FOR-PROFIT.  THIS  CEMETERY  (NAME,
ADDRESS,  TELEPHONE  NUMBER)  IS  REGULATED BY THE NYS DIVISION OF CEME-
TERIES. THE NEAREST OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:  (ADDRESS,  TELEPHONE  NUMBER,
E-MAIL ADDRESS).
  WHEN YOU BUY CEMETERY PROPERTY, YOU ARE BUYING THE RIGHT TO INTERMENT,
NOT  AN  ACTUAL  PIECE OF LAND. WHEN YOU SELL CEMETERY PROPERTY, IT MUST
FIRST BE OFFERED BACK TO THE CEMETERY. THE MINIMUM  PRICE  THE  CEMETERY
MUST  PAY TO BUY BACK THE PROPERTY IS SET BY LAW. YOU CAN ALSO GIFT YOUR
RIGHT TO INTERMENT IF YOU ARE THE LOT OWNER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04097-01-1