AN ACT RELATING TO CEMETERIES LOCATED ON LANDS OWNED, OCCUPIED, OR CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.
Enacts new Article 13, Cemeteries on State Property, in GS Chapter 65. Requires the head of each state agency to (1) identify and inventory all known cemeteries within the property boundaries of state-owned land that is allocated to the agency and (2) give a copy of the inventory to the State Property Office and the Department of Cultural Resources. Requires the Department of Cultural Resources to (1) map, mark, and delineate all cemeteries on state property and (2) ensure that all cemetery boundaries on state property are clearly laid out, defined, and marked and to preserve them from encroachment. Provides that state agencies are not required to provide funds or resources to maintain cemeteries on state property, except when required or necessary to correct a safety hazard. Allows state agencies to allow a family member or other interested person to maintain cemeteries and erect specified structures within the cemetery if doing so does not constitute a safety hazard.
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