47-29 CEMETERY CORPORATIONS
Cemetery corporations authorized--Nonprofit corporation law as applicable.
Permissible bylaw provisions--General management--Conformity with other
Cemetery lot owners as members of corporation--Vote--Jointly owned lots--Proxy
Quorum of members--Proxies counted.
Notice of election of directors--Publication of notice--Time of publication--Notice
of other meetings.
Directors required to be members.
Grounds previously used for burial--Lot owners as members of corporation.
Transfer of lot to individual owner for burial--Succession to ownership of lot--Joint
Failure to inter or care for lot or mausoleum--Resale of lot--Transfer of mausoleum
to municipality--Notice required.
Other laws applicable to nonperpetual care cemeteries.
Power of corporation to hold real estate--Maximum holdings--Platting and sale of
Additional holdings of real property--Sale of additional holdings.
Surveying and platting of cemetery grounds--Recordation--Lot numbering.
Sale of unplatted and unused ground.
Sale of platted but unused, unsold and unneeded ground--Determination by
governing body of corporation--Confirmation.
Circuit court petition for confirmation--Contents of petition--Hearing--Notice of
hearing--Method of notice--Including multiple tracts in petition.
Order granting or denying petition--Order as conclusive absent appeal.
Judgment as vacating plat or survey--Replatting.
Extension of cemetery boundaries--Purchase of lands--Condemnation of lands--Condemnation laws applicable.
Improvements on cemetery lands--Prohibited uses.
Authorization to hold personal property.
Authorization to establish perpetual fund--Donations--Election of trustees--Bond and
accounting of trustees.
Distribution of proceeds from sale of cemetery lots--Use in care of cemetery--Expenses--Profit prohibited.
Percentage of proceeds used to pay debts.
Cemetery property as exempt from taxation and local assessments--Appropriation for
state highway purposes of unused lands.
Validation of previous cemetery lot deeds.