assembly Bill A9839

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation, operation, and duties of natural organic reduction facilities as cemetery corporations

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Feb 26, 2020 reported referred to codes
Feb 20, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A9839 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7822
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1502, 1503, 1508 & 1510, add §§1505-b & 1518, N-PC L

A9839 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the creation, operation, and duties of natural organic reduction facilities as cemetery corporations for the contained, accelerated conversion of human remains to soil.

A9839 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9839

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 20, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN  ACT  to amend the not-for-profit corporation law, in relation to the
  creation, operation, and duties of natural organic  reduction  facili-
  ties as cemetery corporations

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (a), (m), (n) and (o) of  section  1502  of  the
not-for-profit corporation law, paragraph (a) as added by chapter 871 of
the laws of 1977, paragraphs (m), (n) and (o) as added by chapter 579 of
the  laws  of  2006,  are amended and two new paragraphs (t) and (u) are
added to read as follows:
  (a) The term "cemetery corporation" means any corporation formed under
a general or special law for the disposal or burial  of  deceased  human
beings,  by cremation, NATURAL ORGANIC REDUCTION or in a grave, mausole-
um, vault, columbarium or other receptacle but does not include a family
cemetery corporation or a private cemetery corporation.
  (m) The term "holding facility" or "temporary storage facility"  means
an  area that (i) is designated for the retention of human remains prior
to cremation OR NATURAL ORGANIC REDUCTION; (ii) complies with all appli-
cable public health laws, (iii) preserves the health and safety  of  the
crematory  OR  NATURAL ORGANIC REDUCTION FACILITY personnel; and (iv) is
secure from access by anyone other than authorized persons. The interior
of such facility shall not be visible from any area  accessible  to  the
general public.
  (n)  The  [term] TERMS "cremation permit" [means] AND "NATURAL ORGANIC
REDUCTION PERMIT" MEAN the burial and removal permit  required  pursuant
to section forty-one hundred forty-five of the public health law that is
annotated  for  disposition  of the remains of a deceased human being by
cremation OR NATURAL ORGANIC REDUCTION.
  (o) The [term] TERMS "cremation authorization"  [means]  AND  "NATURAL
ORGANIC  REDUCTION  AUTHORIZATION" MEAN the crematory OR NATURAL ORGANIC
REDUCTION form authorizing a  cremation  OR  NATURAL  ORGANIC  REDUCTION
which  is signed by the next of kin or authorizing agent. This crematory

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