HB 198 (BR 170) - E. Ballard, R. Meeks
AN ACT relating to cemeteries.
Create a new section of KRS 367.934 to 367.974 to provide that a contract between a consumer and a cemetery owner for the purchase of grave space, a columbarian niche, a mausoleum crypt, or an underground crypt shall prohibit the burial, entombment, inurnment, or otherwise placement of human and animal remains in the same cemetery unless the cemetery owner expressly sets out in the sales contract that animal and human remains may be placed in the same cemetery; require that a consumer and a subsequent purchaser be notified if animal and human remains are or will be buried or otherwise placed in the same cemetery; set forth how notice shall be given and require that compliance with the notification requirements be evidenced by the signature or initials of the purchaser; require that a contract that is silent as to whether human and animal remains may be placed in the same cemetery be deemed as prohibiting such placement; provide that this section shall not apply to contracts issued prior to the effective date of this Act; permit the Attorney General to promulgate administrative regulation for implementing the provisions of this section.
Jan 7-introduced in House
Jan 8-to Labor and Industry (H)
Jan 12-posted in committee
Mar 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 3-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 4, 2004
Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 89-1
Mar 17-received in Senate
Mar 22-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)