Michigan Compiled Laws Act 251 Of 1968 Cemetery Regulation Act (456.521 - 456.543)

AN ACT to regulate the creation and management of cemeteries; to provide for a cemetery commissioner and to prescribe the powers and duties of the commissioner; to require the registration and audit of cemeteries; to provide standards regarding the long-term care of certain cemeteries and trusting of certain funds; to regulate persons selling burial, entombment, or columbarium rights and certain merchandise; to provide for qualifications for owners, operators, employees, and transferees of cemeteries under certain circumstances; to provide for the abandonment of interment rights; to allow the cemetery commissioner to conduct certain investigations; and to prescribe administrative and civil remedies and penalties.

History: 1968, Act 251, Eff. Sept. 15, 1968 ;-- Am. 1972, Act 290, Imd. Eff. Oct. 30, 1972 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 132, Imd. Eff. Apr. 20, 1982 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 22, Eff. Jan. 1, 2005 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 478, Imd. Eff. Jan. 12, 2009 ;-- Am. 2014, Act 398, Eff. Jan. 1, 2015

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.

Last modified: October 10, 2016