40:60-25.37. Proceedings where church or other corporation controlling cemetery is unable or refuses to convey
In case the application is made by the board of health, as provided in section two, and the church or other corporation controlling such burying ground or cemetery shall refuse or neglect to execute such deed, or is unable to convey the whole or any part of such burying ground or cemetery by reason of having conveyed lots or plots or some interest therein to private persons, then it shall be lawful for the said board or body having charge or control of the finances of such municipality or the said board of education to bring an action in the Superior Court to obtain permission for said municipality or the board of education thereof to take possession of said burying ground or cemetery and to cause the bodies in said burying ground or cemetery to be disinterred and to be removed to some suitable place either within or without the limits of said municipality. The court may proceed in the action in a summary manner or otherwise.
L.1948, c. 80, p. 468, s. 5. Amended by L.1953, c. 37, p. 709, s. 202, eff. March 19, 1953.
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