A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE A PERSON TO PROVIDE NOTICE TO FAMILY MEMBERS PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTING ANY ABOVEGROUND STRUCTURE OR BUILDING WITHIN TEN FEET OF A BELOWGROUND CRYPT OR GRAVE SPACE.
Enacts new GS 65-78 requiring a cemetery operator or individual who subsequently purchases land containing a cemetery to notify a decedent's known family members before constructing any aboveground structure or building within 10 feet of a belowground crypt or grave space. Requires notice 60 days before starting construction. Upon notice, allows the family to have the decedent's remains moved before construction. Specifies how notice is to be provided. Allows a family member opposing the construction or requiring additional time to remove the decedents' remains to seek a temporary restraining order or an injunction. Requires the action to be filed in the county in which the decedent is interred. Applies to construction occurring on or after October 1, 2013.
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