1st Engrossment - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to cemeteries; providing for correction of 1.3 interment errors; proposing coding for new law in 1.4 Minnesota Statutes, chapters 306; 307. 1.5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.6 Section 1. [306.155] [CORRECTION OF INTERMENT ERRORS.] 1.7 Subdivision 1. [REQUIREMENT.] If the operator of a 1.8 cemetery is informed or becomes aware that it has interred or 1.9 permitted the interment of a body or remains in the wrong burial 1.10 space, unless the interested parties have agreed otherwise in 1.11 writing, it shall disinter the burial container wrongfully 1.12 interred, identify the burial container, and reinter it in the 1.13 proper burial space. The cemetery must give reasonable notice, 1.14 in advance of the disinterment, to the nearest known next of kin 1.15 of the deceased person and, if requested, the owner of the 1.16 burial space. 1.17 Subd. 2. [WITNESSES.] At the time specified for the 1.18 disinterment and reinterment, the cemetery must permit the 1.19 nearest known next of kin and, if requested, the owner of the 1.20 burial space to witness the disinterment and reinterment. 1.21 Subd. 3. [COSTS.] The cemetery must bear all costs of the 1.22 disinterment and reinterment. 1.23 Sec. 2. [307.115] [CORRECTION OF INTERMENT ERRORS.] 1.24 Section 306.155 applies to private cemeteries subject to 1.25 this chapter. 2.1 Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 2.2 Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 2.3 enactment.