ENTITLED, An Act to require that crematories be under the direction of licensed funeral establishments and funeral directors.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 34-26A-3 be amended to read as follows:
34-26A-3. Any resident of this state, or any cemetery, funeral establishment, corporation, partnership, joint venture, voluntary organization, or any other entity may erect, maintain, and operate a crematory in this state and provide the necessary appliances and facilities for the cremation of human remains in accordance with this chapter. The operation of any crematory in this state shall be under the direction and supervision of a licensed funeral director and a licensed funeral establishment, each licensed pursuant to chapter 36-19. However, any medical facility cremating either whole or specific body parts does not need to be under the direction and supervision of a licensed funeral director and licensed funeral establishment. A crematory shall conform with all local building codes and environmental standards, and it may be constructed on, or adjacent to, any cemetery, on or adjacent to any funeral establishment that is zoned commercial or industrial, or at any other location consistent with local zoning regulations.
Section 2. That § 34-26A-41 be amended to read as follows:
34-26A-41. A crematory authority may employ a licensed funeral director for the purpose of arranging cremations with the general public, transporting human remains to the crematory, and processing all necessary paperwork.
An Act to require that crematories be under the direction of licensed funeral establishments and funeral directors.
I certify that the attached Act originated in the
HOUSE as Bill No. 1092
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
House Bill No. 1092
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby approved this ________ day of ______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State