Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 16-335

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.

(a) Except as provided by this section, all information which the secretary of state shall gather or record in making an investigation and examination of any cemetery corporation, or the reporting by the cemetery corporation or the trustee, shall be deemed to be confidential information, and shall not be disclosed by the secretary of state, any assistant, examiner or employee thereof, except to:

(1) Officers and the members of the board of directors of the cemetery corporation being audited;

(2) the attorney general, when in the opinion of the secretary of state the same should be disclosed; and

(3) the appropriate official for the municipality in which the cemetery resides when in the opinion of the secretary of state the same should be disclosed.

(b) Upon request, the secretary of state may disclose to any person whether a cemetery corporation maintains a cemetery merchandise trust fund under K.S.A. 16-322, and amendments thereto, and whether such funds are maintained in compliance with the provisions of such laws.

(c) The provisions of subsection (a) shall expire on July 1, 2021, unless the legislature acts to reauthorize such provisions. The provisions of subsection (a) shall be reviewed by the legislature prior to July 1, 2021.

(d) This section shall be part of and supplemental to article 3 of chapter 16 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.