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DIVISION 8. CEMETERIES [8100 - 9703]

  ( Division 8 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

PART 3. PRIVATE CEMETERIES [8250 - 8829]

  ( Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 4. Property Rights [8600 - 8680]

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

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [8600 - 8605]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

8600.
  

All plots conveyed to individuals are presumed to be the sole and separate property of the owner named in the instrument of conveyance.

(Amended by Stats. 1939, Ch. 339.)

8601.
  

The spouse of an owner of any plot containing more than one interment space has a vested right of interment of his remains in the plot and any person thereafter becoming the spouse of the owner has a vested right of interment of his remains in the plot if more than one interment space is unoccupied at the time the person becomes the spouse of the owner.

(Amended by Stats. 1939, Ch. 339.)

8602.
  

No conveyance or other action of the owner without the written consent or joinder of the spouse of the owner divests the spouse of a vested right of interment, except that a final decree of divorce between them terminates the vested right of interment unless otherwise provided in the decree.

(Amended by Stats. 1939, Ch. 339.)

8603.
  

If no interment is made in an interment plot which has been transferred by deed or certificate of ownership to an individual owner, or if all remains previously interred are lawfully removed, upon the death of the owner, unless he has disposed of the plot either in his will by a specific devise or by a written declaration filed and recorded in the office of the cemetery authority, the plot descends to the heirs at law of the owner subject to the rights of interment of the decedent and his surviving spouse.

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

8604.
  

Cemetery property passing to an individual by reason of the death of the owner is exempt from all inheritance taxes.

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

8605.
  

An affidavit by a person having knowledge of the facts setting forth the fact of the death of the owner and the name of the person or persons entitled to the use of the plot pursuant to this chapter, is complete authorization to the cemetery authority to permit the use of the unoccupied portions of the plot by the person entitled to the use of it.

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

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