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17-1307. Cemeteries in or near cities; capital stock; directors; powers. Every corporation hereafter formed or organized or that has been organized subsequent to March 1, 1914, for the purpose of the establishment and maintenance of cemeteries in, or within two miles of any city of the third class, four miles of any city of the second class having a population of less than twelve thousand, or within eight miles of any city of the first class or of any city of the second class having a population of twelve thousand or more, shall have a capital stock and board of directors elected by the stockholders with the same duties and powers as the board of directors of other corporations for profit, and is empowered to acquire and hold lands for cemetery purposes only, within such distances of such cities, not to exceed two hundred acres, and is hereby authorized to enclose, lay out, or ornament and improve such lands held by such corporation for such purposes, and to divide said lands into burial lots; and that all of the acts of any board of directors heretofore legally elected by stockholders in any such company, which would be legal if done by any other private corporation, are hereby recognized, confirmed and made valid: Provided, That no owner of any lot in any such cemetery shall be a stockholder or member of any such corporation by reason of his being such owner.

History: L. 1901, ch. 102, § 1; L. 1903, ch. 119, § 1; L. 1915, ch. 98, § 1; L. 1919, ch. 106, § 1; R.S. 1923, 17-1307; L. 1949, ch. 185, § 1; April 2.

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