34-27-15. Duty of reinterment when cemetery removed--Punishment for omission of duty. Whenever a cemetery or other place of burial is lawfully authorized to be removed from one place to another the right and duty to disinter, remove, and rebury the remains of bodies there lying buried devolves upon the persons named in §§ 34-26-16 and 34-26-17 in the order in which they are named, and if they all fail to act, then upon the lawful custodians of the place of burial so removed. Every omission of such duty is punishable in the same manner as omissions are made punishable by § 34-26-18 to perform the duty of making burial.
Source: PenC 1877, § 361; CL 1887, § 6562; RPenC 1903, § 366; RC 1919, § 3880; SDC 1939, § 27.1305.
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