Senate Bill S490

Signed By Governor
2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to the maintenance of abandoned cemeteries

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S490 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1507 & 1506-d, N-PC L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S9170, A10208

2023-S490 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the maintenance of abandoned cemeteries; authorizes a solvent not-for-profit cemetery corporation that merges with an abandoned cemetery in a city to apply for state funds for the maintenance of an abandoned cemetery.

2023-S490 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S490 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 4, 2023
 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
   authorizing the maintenance of abandoned cemeteries

   Section  1. Paragraph (h) of section 1507 of the not-for-profit corpo-
 ration law, as amended by chapter 380 of the laws of 2000  and  subpara-
 graph  4  as  amended  by chapter 363 of the laws of 2009, is amended to
 read as follows:
   (h) Vandalism, abandonment and monument repair or removal.  (1)  Ceme-
 teries  incorporated  under  this  article  shall  contribute  to a fund
 created pursuant to section ninety-seven-r of the state finance law  for
 the  maintenance  of abandoned cemeteries, including the construction of
 cemetery fences, placement of cemetery lights and replacement  of  ceme-
 tery doors and locks, for the restoration of property damaged by acts of
 vandalism,  and  for the repair or removal of monuments or other markers
 not owned by the cemetery corporation that have fallen into disrepair or
 dilapidation so as to create a dangerous condition. Such fund  shall  be
 administered by a board of trustees comprised of the secretary of state,
 the attorney general and the commissioner of health, or their designees,
 who shall serve without additional compensation.
   (2) The fund shall be financed by contributions by the cemetery corpo-
 rations of not more than five dollars ($5.00) per interment or cremation
 in  a  manner  to be determined by the New York state cemetery board. No
 contributions shall be collected upon the interment of the cremains of a
 deceased person where a contribution was collected upon cremations.
   (3) The moneys of the fund shall be expended equally for  the  mainte-
 nance of abandoned cemeteries previously owned by a corporation incorpo-
 rated  pursuant  to  this chapter or the membership corporations law and
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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