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Powers of the secretary of state
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 35-C
§ 750-c. Powers of the secretary of state. The secretary of state
shall inspect periodically all licensed pet cemeteries and pet
crematoriums. The cost of such inspection shall not be charged to the
pet cemeteries or crematoriums. In addition to the powers and duties
elsewhere prescribed in this article, the secretary of state shall have

1. To appoint an adequate number of assistants, inspectors and other
employees as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this
article, to prescribe their duties, and to fix their compensation within
the amount appropriated therefor.

2. To investigate applicants for licenses under this article.

3. To keep records of all licenses issued, suspended or revoked.

4. To conduct a physical inspection of all grounds and buildings of
any pet cemetery or pet crematorium periodically or upon receiving a

5. To conduct a financial audit of all business records, trust fund
records and pet disposal forms for any pet cemetery or pet crematorium.

6. To issue a subpoena for persons or records deemed appropriate to an
investigation or any other action taken pursuant to this article.