HB 81/LM (BR 187) - R. Meeks, R. Nelson
AN ACT relating to cemeteries.
Allow taxpayers to allocate a portion of refund as voluntary check-off for Department for Local Government's county cemetery fund; designate the week prior to Memorial Day as Kentucky Cemetery Cleanup Week; establish criteria to grant families and others the right of ingress and egress to cemeteries on privately owned lands; require deeds to property with a cemetery to indicate location; increase $25 fine-per-incident for judicial officers who fail or refuse to enforce statutes related to cemeteries to no less than $500 and no more than $1,000; repeal and reenact selected statutes from KRS Chapter 381 to KRS Chapter 307; require Secretary of Finance Cabinet to inventory all Native American remains currently held by state-funded agencies and to inventory state-owned real estate that would be suitable for reinterment of Native American remains and report to General Assembly on or before January 15, 2004; require individual who files death certificate to include specific location of interment site, effective January 1, 2004; require cemetery owners to keep records at cemetery's place of business to allow families to readily access interment site of loved ones; impose on cemetery owners who do not keep records fines not less than $100 and not more than $500 for each offense.
HB 81 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Retain original provisions, except prohibit administrative regulation or county ordinance to require paving, graveling or fencing off an access route to a cemetery; require maintenance of access routes to be agreed upon by landowner and descendants.
HFA (1, B. Yonts) - Retain original provisions of bill except require three days as reasonable notice to landowners for descendants of those buried on landowner's property to visit gravesites; require expense of any new access road, fencing, or gates to be paid by descendants; exempt landowners from providing a survey of property that contains a cemetery; require that access roads not interfere with landowner's operations.
HFA (2, B. Yonts) - Retain original provisions of bill except require three days as reasonable notice to landowners for descendants of those buried on landowners property to visit gravesites; require expense of any new access road, fencing, or gates negotiated between landowner and descendants to be paid by descendants; exempt landowners from providing a survey of property that contains a cemetery; require that access roads not interfere with landowner's operations.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s))
Jan 7-introduced in House; to State Government (H)
Jan 10-posted in committee
Feb 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 12-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 13, 2003
Feb 13-floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 19-3rd reading, passed 55-37 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
Feb 20-received in Senate
Feb 25-to Appropriations and Revenue (S)