senate Bill S2606B

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits the construction of any mausoleum or columbarium in a cemetery where such mausoleum or columbarium is the only form of interment offered in a cemetery

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 01, 2018 signed chap.296
Sep 19, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1239
substituted for s2606b
Jun 19, 2018 substituted by a5784b
Jun 07, 2018 amended on third reading (t) 2606b
May 22, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2018 1st report cal.1239
Jan 03, 2018 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Feb 24, 2017 print number 2606a
Feb 24, 2017 amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 13, 2017 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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May 15, 2018 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S2606A
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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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Committee Vote: May 15, 2018

S2606 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5784
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1506 & 1506-a, N-PC L; amd §7, Rel Corp L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8029, A10650

S2606 - Summary

Prohibits the construction of any mausoleum or columbarium in a cemetery where such mausoleum or columbarium is the only form of interment offered in a cemetery, except in limited circumstances to assure the perpetual care of remains already in a mausoleum or columbarium.

S2606 - Sponsor Memo

S2606 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2606

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT to amend the not-for-profit corporation law, the general munici-
  pal law, the town law, the village law and the religious  corporations
  law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting  certain stand-alone mausoleum and
  columbarium

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

  Section  1.  Section  1506  of  the  not-for-profit corporation law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (m) to read as follows:
  (M) PROHIBITION OF STAND-ALONE MAUSOLEUM AND COLUMBARIUM. NO  APPLICA-
TION  FOR  THE  CONSTRUCTION  OF  A  MAUSOLEUM  OR  COLUMBARIUM SHALL BE
APPROVED BY THE CEMETERY BOARD TO  BE  LOCATED  IN  ANY  CITY,  TOWN  OR
VILLAGE  WHERE  SUCH  MAUSOLEUM OR COLUMBARIUM SHALL BE THE ONLY FORM OF
INTERMENT OFFERED BY A CEMETERY CORPORATION.
  § 2. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section  167
to read as follows:
  § 167. PROHIBITION OF STAND-ALONE MAUSOLEUM AND COLUMBARIUM. NO MUNIC-
IPAL CORPORATION SHALL APPROVE OR AUTHORIZE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MAUSO-
LEUM  OR  COLUMBARIUM  ON  PROPERTY OWNED BY THE MUNICIPALITY WHERE SUCH
MAUSOLEUM OR COLUMBARIUM SHALL BE THE ONLY FORM OF INTERMENT OFFERED FOR
CEMETERY PURPOSES.
  § 3. The town law is amended by adding a new section 292-b to read  as
follows:
  §  292-B.  PROHIBITION  OF  STAND-ALONE MAUSOLEUM AND COLUMBARIUM.  NO
TOWN SHALL APPROVE OR AUTHORIZE  THE  CONSTRUCTION  OF  A  MAUSOLEUM  OR
COLUMBARIUM ON PROPERTY OWNED BY THE TOWN WHERE SUCH MAUSOLEUM OR COLUM-
BARIUM  SHALL  BE  THE  ONLY  FORM  OF  INTERMENT  OFFERED  FOR CEMETERY
PURPOSES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00767-01-7

S2606A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5784
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1506 & 1506-a, N-PC L; amd §7, Rel Corp L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8029, A10650

S2606A - Summary

Prohibits the construction of any mausoleum or columbarium in a cemetery where such mausoleum or columbarium is the only form of interment offered in a cemetery, except in limited circumstances to assure the perpetual care of remains already in a mausoleum or columbarium.

S2606A - Sponsor Memo

S2606A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2606--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and   Commissions  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the not-for-profit corporation law, the general  munici-
  pal  law, the town law, the village law and the religious corporations
  law, in relation to  prohibiting  certain  stand-alone  mausoleum  and
  columbarium

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

  Section 1. Section 1506  of  the  not-for-profit  corporation  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (m) to read as follows:
  (M)  PROHIBITION OF STAND-ALONE MAUSOLEUM AND COLUMBARIUM. NO APPLICA-
TION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MAUSOLEUM OR COLUMBARIUM TO BE LOCATED IN
ANY CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE SHALL BE APPROVED BY THE CEMETERY  BOARD  WHEN
SUCH  MAUSOLEUM  OR  COLUMBARIUM  SHALL  BE  THE  ONLY FORM OF INTERMENT
OFFERED BY A CEMETERY CORPORATION, UNLESS  A  MANAGEMENT  AGREEMENT  HAS
BEEN  ENTERED INTO WITH AN EXISTING CEMETERY CORPORATION REGULATED UNDER
THIS ARTICLE, THAT WILL PROVIDE OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT OF THE  MAUSOLEUM
OR  COLUMBARIUM,  AND  THE  OWNER  OF  THE  MAUSOLEUM OR COLUMBARIUM HAS
RESERVED INTERMENT SPACE AND SECURED INTERMENT SERVICES  IN  A  CEMETERY
REGULATED  UNDER  THIS  ARTICLE,  IN ORDER TO ASSURE CONTINUED PERPETUAL
CARE OF THE REMAINS CONTAINED IN THE  MAUSOLEUM  OR  COLUMBARIUM  SHOULD
SUCH  MAUSOLEUM OR COLUMBARIUM BECOME ABANDONED OR CHOOSE TO CEASE OPER-
ATIONS.
  § 2. Subparagraph 7 of paragraph (a) of section 1506-a of the not-for-
profit corporation law, as added by chapter 560 of the laws of 1998,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (7)  have, enter into or perform a management contract with any entity
other than a not-for-profit  cemetery  corporation;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,
THAT  A  NOT-FOR-PROFIT CEMETERY CORPORATION MAY ENTER INTO OR PERFORM A

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

S2606B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5784
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1506 & 1506-a, N-PC L; amd §7, Rel Corp L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8029, A10650

S2606B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the construction of any mausoleum or columbarium in a cemetery where such mausoleum or columbarium is the only form of interment offered in a cemetery, except in limited circumstances to assure the perpetual care of remains already in a mausoleum or columbarium.

S2606B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2606B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2606--B
    Cal. No. 1239

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and   Commissions  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee --  recommitted
  to  the  Committee  on  Corporations,  Authorities  and Commissions in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from  said
  committee,  ordered  to  first  and  second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the not-for-profit corporation law and the religious
  corporations law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting  certain  stand-alone
  mausoleum and columbarium

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

  Section 1. Section 1506  of  the  not-for-profit  corporation  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (m) to read as follows:
  (M)  PROHIBITION OF STAND-ALONE MAUSOLEUM AND COLUMBARIUM. NO APPLICA-
TION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MAUSOLEUM OR COLUMBARIUM TO BE LOCATED IN
ANY CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE SHALL BE APPROVED BY THE CEMETERY  BOARD  WHEN
SUCH  MAUSOLEUM  OR  COLUMBARIUM  SHALL  BE  THE  ONLY FORM OF INTERMENT
OFFERED BY A CEMETERY CORPORATION, UNLESS A MANAGEMENT CONTRACT HAS BEEN
ENTERED INTO WITH AN EXISTING CEMETERY CORPORATION REGULATED UNDER  THIS
ARTICLE,  THAT  WILL  PROVIDE OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT OF THE MAUSOLEUM OR
COLUMBARIUM, AND THE OWNER OF THE MAUSOLEUM OR COLUMBARIUM HAS  RESERVED
INTERMENT  SPACE  AND SECURED INTERMENT SERVICES IN A CEMETERY REGULATED
UNDER THIS ARTICLE, IN ORDER TO ASSURE CONTINUED PERPETUAL CARE  OF  THE
REMAINS  CONTAINED IN THE MAUSOLEUM OR COLUMBARIUM SHOULD SUCH MAUSOLEUM
OR COLUMBARIUM BECOME ABANDONED OR CHOOSE TO CEASE OPERATIONS.
  § 2. Subparagraph 7 of paragraph (a) of section 1506-a of the not-for-
profit corporation law, as added by chapter 560 of the laws of 1998,  is
amended to read as follows:

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

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