senate Bill S5724

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires cemeteries to provide for the expeditious burial and interment of deceased who are a part of certain religious and cultural communities

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
Jun 07, 2013 referred to consumer protection

S5724 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง451-a, Gen Bus L

S5724 - Summary

Requires cemeteries to provide for the expeditious burial and interment of deceased who are a part of certain religious and cultural communities.

S5724 - Sponsor Memo

S5724 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5724

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring ceme-
  teries to provide for the expeditious burial and interment of deceased
  humans consistent with the conscious or cultural  community  of  which
  they were a part

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
451-a to read as follows:
  S 451-A. PROMPT BURIAL AND INTERMENT. EACH  CEMETERY  CORPORATION  AND
MUNICIPALITY  OPERATING  A  CEMETERY  SHALL  PROVIDE  FOR THE BURIAL AND
INTERMENT OF THE REMAINS OF A DECEASED HUMAN UPON  THE  DAY  WHICH  SUCH
REMAINS  ARRIVE AT THE CEMETERY, CONSISTENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS THERE-
FOR OF THE CONSCIOUS OR CULTURAL COMMUNITY OF WHICH THE DECEASED  WAS  A
PART  AND  ANY  STATE OR LOCAL STATUTORY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS, IF
THE REMAINS OF THE DECEASED HUMAN ARE DELIVERED TO THE CEMETERY NOT LESS
THAN ONE-HALF HOUR BEFORE SUNSET, PROVIDED THAT  THE  CEMETERY  RECEIVES
TWO  HOURS  ADVANCE  NOTICE.   IN THE EVENT THAT A CEMETERY IS UNABLE TO
BURY AND INTER THE REMAINS OF A DECEASED HUMAN ON THE SAME DAY  AS  SUCH
REMAINS  ARRIVE  AT  SUCH  CEMETERY,  AS  REQUIRED  BY  THE CONSCIOUS OR
CULTURAL COMMUNITY OF WHICH THE DECEASED WAS A PART, AND SUCH  INABILITY
IS  THE RESULT OF THE LARGE NUMBER OF BURIALS AND INTERMENTS STILL TO BE
COMPLETED BY THE CEMETERY AND/OR THE LACK OF SUFFICIENT STAFF TO OPEN  A
GRAVE  IN  A  TIMELY  MANNER,  THE CEMETERY SHALL PROVIDE A LOG OR OTHER
WRITTEN PROOF THEREOF TO A  REPRESENTATIVE  OR  REPRESENTATIVES  OF  THE
DECEASED.  NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE DEEMED TO PROHIBIT THE IMPO-
SITION  OF  ADDITIONAL FEES FOR SUCH EXPEDITIOUS BURIAL AND INTERMENT TO
COMPENSATE THE OPERATOR OF THE CEMETERY FOR THE REASONABLE AND NECESSARY
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES INCURRED BY SUCH OPERATOR, PROVIDED, THAT SUCH ADDI-
TIONAL FEES FOR LABOR SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE AND  ONE-HALF  THE  HOURLY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10711-03-3

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