Section 11-47-60

Declaration for abandonment of cemetery and removal of human remains interred therein - Adoption, etc.

(a) Any cemetery corporation or association, including religious bodies, owning or controlling any cemetery within this state may, with the consent and approval of the governing body of the city or town in which such cemetery is located or with the consent and approval of the governing body of the county if such cemetery is located outside the limits of an incorporated municipality, by resolution of its board of directors or other governing body, when assented to in writing filed with the secretary by at least three fourths of the lot owners and holders of such corporation or association or ratified and approved by like vote thereof at any regular meeting of the cemetery corporation or association or at a meeting specially called for that purpose, declare for the abandonment in whole or in part of such cemetery as a burial place for the human dead and for the removal of human remains interred therein to another cemetery or cemeteries in this state or for the depositing of such remains in a memorial mausoleum or columbarium as provided in this division.

(b) Any corporation sole or other person owning or controlling any cemetery or the lands on which any grave or cemetery is located in this state may also declare for the abandonment in whole or in part of any such cemetery owned or controlled by such corporation sole or other person and for the removal of human remains interred therein to another cemetery or cemeteries in this state or the depositing of such remains in a memorial mausoleum or columbarium as provided in this division.

(Acts 1957, No. 389, p. 523, §1; Acts 1965, No. 155, p. 224, §2.)