senate Bill S5535

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Corporations, Authorities And Commissions Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 10, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions


S5535 (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 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7822, A9839

S5535 (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.

S5535 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5535 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              March 10, 2021
 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

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


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