Maine LD 862: An Act To Clarify Who May Authorize Repairs in a Burying Ground

LD 862 (subjects: MUNICIPALITIES , CEMETERIES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=862&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Andre Cushing of Penobscot: (R – District 10) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/12/2015 Senate Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Willette of Aroostook REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/12/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/16/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-285) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-285) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/16/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-285).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/17/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/17/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate LD 862 In Senate, June 30, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 35 In Favor and 0 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/30/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 451V
139 having voted in the affirmative and 3 in the negative, with 9 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 862 as originally introduced. L.D. 862 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-285) .

An Act To Clarify Who May Authorize Repairs in a Burying Ground

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 13 MRSA 1371, sub- 1, A, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 326, 1, is amended to read:

A. The authorization of the owner of the burial lot or a lineal descendent or next of kin of the deceased buried there, if reasonable to locate and notify; or

Sec. 2. 13 MRSA 1371, sub- 3 is enacted to read:

3. Removal of memorial. If a tomb, monument, gravestone, marker or other structure placed or designed as a memorial to the dead is in such poor condition that it must be removed or if the preservation of that memorial cannot be guaranteed in its original location, that memorial may be removed by a person who has obtained authorization or approval described in subsection 1, paragraph A or B to another location accessible to the public where that memorial’s preservation can be guaranteed. Prior to removal of the memorial, a notice must be submitted to the municipality, or to the county in the case of a memorial in an unorganized territory, stating the location and identification of the memorial, the authority requesting the removal and the site to which the memorial will be moved and providing documentation of the reason the memorial cannot be preserved in its original location.

When possible, a replacement or replica of the removed memorial must be place in the original location along with information as to the location of the original memorial. If such placement is not possible, then a sign must be placed recording the new location of the memorial.

SUMMARY

This bill allows the next of kin of a deceased person, in addition to a lineal descendent, to authorize the repair, maintenance or removal of a memorial to the deceased. This bill also allows a memorial to be moved if it is in poor condition or the preservation of the memorial cannot be guaranteed in its present location.

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