§ 1501 Declaration of Policy
§ 1502 Definitions
§ 1503 Application
§ 1504 Cemetery Board and General Administration
§ 1505 Special Requirements of Incorporation
§ 1505-A Additional Requirements for Incorporation of Crematories
§ 1506 Cemetery Lands
§ 1506-A Cemetery Corporations; Restrictions
§ 1506-B Transfer of Lands of Valley View Rural Cemetery
§ 1506-C Abandoned Cemetery Maintenance by Cemetery Corporations
§ 1506-D Additional Requirements for Merger or Consolidation of Cemetery Corporations in Certain Circumstances
§ 1506-E Lease of Cemetery Lands
§ 1507 Trust Funds
§ 1507-A State Cemetery Board Citizens Advisory Council
§ 1508 Reports by Cemeteries
§ 1509 Cemetery Rules and Regulations; Charges and Lot Tax Assessments
§ 1510 Cemetery Duties
§ 1510-A Repair or Removal of Monuments
§ 1510-B Availability for Interment On Six-Day Basis
§ 1510-C Form of Authorizations
§ 1511 Cemetery Indebtedness
§ 1512 Rights of Lot Owners
§ 1513 Sale of Burial Rights
§ 1513-A Reacquisition of a Lot, Plot or Part Thereof by a Cemetery Corporation
§ 1514 Misdemeanor; General Penalty
§ 1515 Actions Affecting Cemetery Corporations
§ 1516 Sale of Monuments
§ 1517 Crematory Operations

Terms Used In New York Laws > Not-For-Profit Corporation > Article 15 - Public Cemetery Corporations

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • authorizing agent: shall mean the person with the right to control the disposition of the decedent pursuant to § 4201 of the public health law. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • casket: means a rigid container that is designed for the encasement of human remains and customarily ornamented and lined with fabric. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • cemetery board: means the cemetery board in the division of cemeteries in the department of state. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • cemetery corporation: means any corporation formed under a general or special law for the disposal or burial of deceased human beings, by cremation or in a grave, mausoleum, vault, columbarium or other receptacle but does not include a family cemetery corporation or a private cemetery corporation. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • cremains: means ashes and other residue recovered after the completion of cremation, which may include residue of foreign matter that may have been cremated with the human remains. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • cremation: means the technical process, using heat and flame, that reduces human remains to ashes and other residue. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • cremation authorization: means the crematory form authorizing a cremation which is signed by the next of kin or authorizing agent. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • cremation permit: means the burial and removal permit required pursuant to § 4145 of the public health law that is annotated for disposition of the remains of a deceased human being by cremation. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • crematory: means a facility or portion of a building in which the remains of deceased human beings are processed by cremation. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • interment: means the permanent disposition of human remains by inurnment, entombment or ground burial. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • monuments: means a memorial erected in a cemetery on a lot, plot or part thereof, except private mausoleums. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • nonsectarian burial society: means a corporation or unincorporated association or society having among its activities or its former activities the provision of burial benefits for its members and not supervised or controlled by a religious corporation. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • owner of a lot: means any person having a lawful title to the use of a niche, crypt, lot, plot or part thereof, in a cemetery, mausoleum or columbarium. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • pet cremated remains: means ashes and/or other residue recovered after the completion of cremation of any domestic animal that has been adapted or tamed to live in intimate association with people

    where such cremation has occurred at a pet crematorium as defined in § 750-a of the general business law. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502

  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • religious burial society: means a corporation or unincorporated association or society having among its activities or its former activities the provision of burial benefits for its members and supervised or controlled by a religious corporation. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • 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.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • temporary storage facility: means an area that (i) is designated for the retention of human remains prior to cremation; (ii) complies with all applicable public health laws, (iii) preserves the health and safety of the crematory personnel; and (iv) is secure from access by anyone other than authorized persons. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.