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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ohio Cemetery Law Task Force - OHSCD 5 - Enacted Senate Version of HB 59 - 2013


 
SECTION 747.10.  (A) The Ohio Cemetery Law Task Force shall develop recommendations on modifications of the laws of this state relating to cemeteries. 

(B) The Ohio Cemetery Law Task Force is established. The Task Force shall consist of the following eleven members: a representative of local government, other than townships, appointed by the President of the Senate; a representative of the Ohio Township Association appointed by the President of the Senate; a representative of Native Americans appointed by the President of the Senate; a representative of private cemeteries appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; a representative of the Ohio Historical Society appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; a representative of archeologists appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; a representative of the Ohio Genealogical Society appointed by the Governor; a representative of the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission appointed by the Governor; a representative of the Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing in the Department of Commerce appointed by the Governor; a representative of the Department of Transportation appointed by the Governor; and a representative of the Department of Natural Resources appointed by the Governor.

The initial appointments shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. 

Vacancies shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments. 

The Task Force shall elect two of its members to serve as co-chairpersons of the Task Force. 

The Task Force shall meet as often as necessary to carry out its duties and responsibilities. Members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation. 

(C) The Task Force shall issue a report of its recommendations to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Governor not later than one year after the effective date of this section. The Task Force ceases to exist upon submitting its report.

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