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DIVISION 8. CEMETERIES [8100 - 9703]

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

PART 5. MAUSOLEUMS AND COLUMBARIUMS [9501 - 9677]

  ( Part 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1349. )

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [9501 - 9513]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1349. )

9501.
  

This part shall be known and may be cited as the Mausoleum and Columbarium Law.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 350, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1994.)

9502.
  

The purpose of this part is to insure the durability and permanence of mausoleums and columbariums by requiring that they be constructed of such material and workmanship as determined by modern mausoleum-columbarium engineering science, the minimum requirements for which are set forth in this part.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1349.)

9503.
  

Unless the provision or the context otherwise requires, the definitions and general provisions set forth in this chapter govern the construction of this part.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1349.)

9504.
  

“Mausoleum” includes any building or structure, used or intended to be used, for the interment of human remains. A columbarium may be built within a mausoleum.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 350, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

9504.5.
  

“Private mausoleum or columbarium” shall be a freestanding structure which:

(a)  Is constructed for use by the members of any one group, and not for the sale of space therein to any other person.

(b)  Does not contain crypts for the interment of more than 12 uncremated human remains, and a columbarium, niches for the interment of not more than 20 cremated human remains.

(c)  Is not constructed for occupancy by any person except in the course of making an interment.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1152, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1995.)

9505.
  

“Companion crypts” or “nest of crypts” means two or more crypts entered through a single crypt opening.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1349.)

9506.
  

“Columbarium” includes any building or structure, used or intended to be used, for the interment of cremated human remains.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1349.)

9507.
  

“Uniform Building Code” means the 1991 Edition of the Uniform Building Code, with 1992 amendments, adopted and published by the International Conference of Building Officials.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 350, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

9508.
  

“The Uniform Plumbing Code” means the 1991 Edition of the Plumbing Code, with 1992 amendments, adopted and published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 350, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1994.)

9509.
  

“National Electrical Code” means the 1990 Edition of the National Electrical Code, with 1992 amendments, adopted and published by the National Fire Protection Association.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 350, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1994.)

9510.
  

“Incombustible Material” means and includes any material having an ignition temperature higher than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1349.)

9511.
  

“Type I Construction” includes the type of construction designated and specified as Type I Building Construction in the Uniform Building Code.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1349.)

9512.
  

The provisions of this part shall not apply to any structure or building used or intended to be used for the interment of human remains all portions of which are below the ground.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1349.)

9513.
  

(a)  The provisions of this part shall apply to any cemetery that acquires, constructs, improves, maintains, or repairs a mausoleum or columbarium.

(b)  The provisions of this part shall apply to any public cemetery district that acquires, constructs, improves, maintains, or repairs a columbarium.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 207, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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