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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 7. DEAD BODIES [7000 - 8030]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )


  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 4. Removal of All Remains: Cities and Cities and Counties Over 100,000 [7700 - 8005]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

ARTICLE 9. New Land, Mausoleum or Columbarium [7950 - 7955]
  ( Article 9 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )


Whenever any cemetery authority owning or controlling cemetery lands from which remains are to be removed has acquired the possession or use of any cemetery for the purpose of providing a place for the reinterment of human remains removed under this chapter, new lands may be surveyed and subdivided into plots, avenues, and walks for cemetery purposes; and any mausoleum and columbarium may be divided into crypts or niches.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)


Plots, crypts, or niches may be sold to persons desiring to make reinterments.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)


The governing body of any cemetery corporation or association may receive and accept as part or full consideration for the purchase price of new plots full or partial releases of rights in or to the whole or any part of the assets of the corporation or association other than the plot conveyed to the purchaser. Any retransfer to the cemetery corporation or association of any plot in the cemetery from which the removal of the human remains is to be made operates as such release.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)


After the removal and reinterment of remains disinterred from any cemetery the cemetery authority shall cause to be erected upon or imbedded in any plot in which any remains are reinterred a suitable permanent marker identifying the remains.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)


The cemetery authority shall prepare a complete map or plat describing and showing the location and subdivision into plots of the cemetery lands where remains are reinterred, or a plan of any mausoleum or columbarium in which such remains are interred; and there shall be attached to each plan a description of the name, where known, of each person whose remains are reinterred, and the plot in the cemetery, or the niche or compartment in the mausoleum or columbarium where such remains are reinterred.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)


The map or plan shall be kept on file in the office of the cemetery authority and shall at all times be open to inspection by the relatives or friends of deceased persons whose remains are reinterred therein.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)

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