Terms Used In Kansas Statutes > Chapter 65 > Article 17
- Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
- Authorizing agent: means a person legally entitled to authorize the cremation and final disposition of specific dead human bodies as defined in K. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Board: means the state board of mortuary arts. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Chambers: A judge's office.
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Cremated remains: means all human remains recovered after the completion of the cremation of a dead human body, which may possibly include the residue of any foreign matter including casket material, bridgework or eyeglasses, that was cremated with the dead human body. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Cremation: means the mechanical and/or other dissolution process that reduces human remains to bone fragments. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Cremation chamber: means the enclosed space within which the cremation of a dead human body is performed. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Crematory: means a business premises that houses the cremation chamber and holding facility where dead human bodies are cremated. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Crematory operator: means a person who is engaged in, conducting or holding oneself out as engaged in or conducting, the business of cremation. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Crematory operator in charge: means the licensed crematory operator who is responsible to ensure that the crematory's license is current and that the licensed crematory is in compliance with the laws and regulations of this state. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Dead human body: means a lifeless human body or such parts of a human body or the bones thereof from the state of which it reasonably may be concluded that death recently occurred. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Decedent: A deceased person.
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- Funeral director: means a person who holds a current license as a funeral director issued by the board. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Funeral establishment: means a funeral establishment or branch establishment as licensed by the board. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
- Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
- Guardian: means an individual or a nonprofit corporation certified in accordance with K. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Holding facility: means an area within or adjacent to a licensed crematory designated for the retention of dead human bodies prior to the act of cremation that shall:
(1) Comply with any applicable public health statute, regulation or ordinance;
(2) preserve the dignity of the dead human body;
(3) recognize the integrity, health and safety of the crematory's personnel operating the crematory; and
(4) be secure from access by anyone other than authorized personnel. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
- Potentially hazardous implant: means any device previously placed within the now deceased human body that would result in potential harm or damage at any time during the cremation process. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
- Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
- Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
- Residence: means the place which is adopted by a person as the person's place of habitation and to which, whenever the person is absent, the person has the intention of returning. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- seal: includes an impression of the seal upon the paper alone, as well as upon wax or a wafer affixed to the paper. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
- State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- Temporary container: means a receptacle for cremated remains, usually composed of cardboard, plastic or similar material, that can be closed in a manner that prevents the leakage or spillage of the cremated remains or the entrance of foreign material, and is a single container of sufficient size to hold the cremated remains. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
- Urn: means a receptacle designed to encase the cremated remains. See Kansas Statutes 65-1760