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12-1441. Prevention of unintended cemetery uses by cities or counties; definitions. (a) The governing body of any city or county which has established, acquired or otherwise assumed control of any cemetery or burial grounds shall prevent such cemetery or burial grounds from being used for dumping grounds, building sites, playgrounds, places of entertainment or amusement, public parks, athletic fields, parking grounds or any purpose other than for burial or other intended cemetery purposes.

(b) The fact that any tract of land has been set apart for burial purposes and that a part or all of such tract has been used for burial purposes shall be evidence that such grounds were set aside and used for burial purposes regardless of whether graves are visible on any part of the grounds. For the purposes of this act, the terms "cemetery" and "burial grounds" shall mean parcels of land set aside and used for the interment of human bodies.

History: L. 1977, ch. 50, ยง 1; July 1.


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