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CHAPTER 48-H.F.No. 1234 An act relating to cemeteries; providing for correction of interment errors; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 306; 307. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [306.155] [CORRECTION OF INTERMENT ERRORS.] Subdivision 1. [REQUIREMENT.] If the operator of a cemetery is informed or becomes aware that it has interred or permitted the interment of a body or remains in the wrong burial space, unless the interested parties have agreed otherwise in writing, it shall disinter the burial container wrongfully interred, identify the burial container, and reinter it in the proper burial space. The cemetery must give reasonable notice, in advance of the disinterment, to the nearest known next of kin of the deceased person and, if requested, the owner of the burial space. Subd. 2. [WITNESSES.] At the time specified for the disinterment and reinterment, the cemetery must permit the nearest known next of kin and, if requested, the owner of the burial space to witness the disinterment and reinterment. Subd. 3. [COSTS.] The cemetery must bear all costs of the disinterment and reinterment. Sec. 2. [307.115] [CORRECTION OF INTERMENT ERRORS.] Section 306.155 applies to private cemeteries subject to this chapter. Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor May 12, 2003 Signed by the governor May 15, 2003, 3:45 p.m.