senate Bill S7822

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Corporations, Authorities And Commissions Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 25, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

S7822 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1502, 1503, 1508 & 1510, add §§1505-b & 1518, N-PC L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S5535, A382

S7822 (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.

S7822 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7822 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2020

Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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, in relation to the
  creation, operation, and duties of natural organic  reduction  facili-
  ties as cemetery corporations


  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
  (o) The [term] TERMS "cremation authorization"  [means]  AND  "NATURAL
REDUCTION form authorizing a  cremation  OR  NATURAL  ORGANIC  REDUCTION

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


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