senate Bill S5429

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that the state has jurisdiction over the regulation of all cemeteries; clarifies the definition of "cremation"

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Mar 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 20, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 19, 2012 1st report cal.375
Jan 04, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 13, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 07, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 06, 2011 1st report cal.1016
May 20, 2011 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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Mar 19, 2012 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S5429
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: Mar 19, 2012

Jun 6, 2011 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S5429
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Absent
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Excused
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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: Jun 6, 2011

S5429 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7417A
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1501 & 1502, N-PC L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7417A

S5429 - Summary

Provides that the state has jurisdiction over the regulation of all cemeteries; clarifies the definition of "cremation".

S5429 - Sponsor Memo

S5429 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5429

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 20, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Author-
  ities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the not-for-profit corporation law, in relation to regu-
  lation of cemetery corporations

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

  Section  1.  Section  1501  of  the not-for-profit corporation law, as
added by chapter 871 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
S 1501. Declaration of policy.
  The people of this state have a vital interest in  the  establishment,
maintenance  and  preservation of [public] burial grounds and the proper
operation of the corporations which own and manage the same.  This arti-
cle is determined an exercise of the police  powers  of  this  state  to
protect  the  well-being  of our citizens, to promote the public welfare
and to prevent cemeteries from falling into disrepair  and  dilapidation
and  becoming  a  burden  upon  the community, and in furtherance of the
public policy of this state that cemeteries  shall  be  conducted  on  a
non-profit  basis  for  the  mutual benefit of plot owners therein. THIS
VITAL INTEREST SHALL BE PROTECTED AND THE UNIQUENESS OF  THESE  ENTITIES
SHALL  BE  AFFIRMED  BY  PROVIDING THE STATE WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR
SOLE JURISDICTION OF THE REGULATION OF CEMETERIES AS SET FORTH  IN  THIS
ARTICLE.
  S  2.  Paragraph (h) of section 1502 of the not-for-profit corporation
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[,] OR ANY CHEMICAL PROCESSES that reduces human remains  to  ashes
[and] AND/OR other residue.  "Cremation" shall ALSO include the process-
ing, and may include the pulverization, of such ashes and other residue.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10986-03-1

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