senate Bill S4322

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the interment of pet cremated remains

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 11, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 03, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 27, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 26, 2014 1st report cal.179
Jan 08, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 08, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 24, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 23, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 22, 2013 1st report cal.376
Mar 21, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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Feb 26, 2014 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S4322
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: Feb 26, 2014

Apr 22, 2013 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S4322
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committee
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Aye
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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: Apr 22, 2013

aye wr (1)

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S4322 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6421
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1502 & 1510, N-PC L

S4322 - Summary

Relates to the interment of pet cremated remains.

S4322 - Sponsor Memo

S4322 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4322

                       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

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

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

  Section  1.  Section  1502  of  the  not-for-profit corporation law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (q) to read as follows:
  (Q) THE TERM "PET CREMATED REMAINS" MEANS ASHES AND/OR  OTHER  RESIDUE
RECOVERED  AFTER THE COMPLETION OF CREMATION OF ANY DOMESTIC ANIMAL THAT
HAS BEEN ADAPTED OR TAMED TO LIVE IN INTIMATE  ASSOCIATION  WITH  PEOPLE
WHERE  SUCH  CREMATION  HAS  OCCURRED AT A PET CREMATORIUM AS DEFINED IN
SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY-A OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW.
  S 2. Section 1510 of the not-for-profit corporation law is amended  by
adding a new paragraph (n) to read as follows:
  (N)  INTERMENT  OF PET CREMATED REMAINS. THE INTERMENT OF PET CREMATED
REMAINS IN A CEMETERY CORPORATION SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO A LOT OWNER ONLY
IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE THE INTERMENT IS INCIDENTAL TO  THE  BURIAL
OF  HUMAN REMAINS AND WHERE AUTHORIZATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED IN A WRITTEN
STATEMENT FROM THE CEMETERY CORPORATION.  THE CEMETERY CORPORATION SHALL
PROVIDE A LIST OF APPROVED CHARGES FOR THE INTERMENT  OF  SUCH  REMAINS.
ALL  PAYMENTS  RECEIVED FOR INTERMENT OF SUCH REMAINS SHALL BE DEPOSITED
IN THE CEMETERY CORPORATION'S PERMANENT MAINTENANCE FUND.  PET  CREMATED
REMAINS MUST BE DISPOSED OF BY PLACING THEM IN A GRAVE, CRYPT, OR NICHE.
NOTHING  IN  THIS SECTION SHALL OBLIGATE A CEMETERY CORPORATION TO ALLOW
INTERMENT OF SUCH CREMATED PET REMAINS WHERE PRIOR APPROVAL AT THE  TIME
OF  SALE  OR IN ADVANCE OF NEED HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED. THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO AN INCORPORATED OR UNINCORPORATED  CEME-
TERY  OPERATED, SUPERVISED OR CONTROLLED BY A RELIGIOUS CORPORATION OR A
LOT, PLOT OR PART THEREOF WHOSE RECORD OWNER IS AN INCORPORATED OR UNIN-
CORPORATED RELIGIOUS ASSOCIATION OR SOCIETY.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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