(1) The commissioner shall institute and maintain a system of auditing trust funds required by this act and of registering each cemetery authorized to be created, maintained, and operated in this state, as well as any other cemetery operating under state law or local ordinance. A cemetery owned and operated by a municipal corporation, church, or religious institution is exempt from this act. However, a municipal corporation may pass ordinances necessary for regulating that municipal corporation's cemeteries.
(2) A cemetery for earth interment of 10 acres or less in size, which is owned and operated entirely and exclusively by an existing nonprofit entity and in which a burial has taken place before September 15, 1968, is exempt from the fee provisions of this act, shall have the trust fund required by this act audited at the discretion of the commissioner, and is exempt from the endowment care trust fund requirements of section 16, except for the report requirements if the cemetery maintains endowment and perpetual care trust funds.
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of certain occupational functions, boards, and commissions from the Department of Licensing and Regulation to the Department of Commerce, see E.R.O. No. 1991-9, compiled at MCL 338.3501 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
History: 1968, Act 251, Eff. Sept. 15, 1968 ;-- Am. 1978, Act 102, Imd. Eff. Apr. 6, 1978 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 132, Imd. Eff. Apr. 20, 1982 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 289, Imd. Eff. Oct. 7, 1982 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 22, Eff. Jan. 1, 2005 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 478, Imd. Eff. Jan. 12, 2009
Last modified: October 10, 2016