§ 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
§ 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
§ 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • authorizing agent: shall mean the person with the right to control the disposition of the decedent pursuant to section forty-two hundred one 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
  • Commissioner: includes the office and a branch office of the commissioner and, when authorized to receive a document or fee as agent of the commissioner, the clerk of a county. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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 section forty-one hundred forty-five 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.
  • Dealer: means a person registered as a dealer under section four hundred fifteen or twenty-two hundred fifty-seven of this chapter. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • 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.
  • Identifying number: means the numbers, and letters if any, on a vehicle designated by the commissioner for the purpose of identifying the vehicle. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101
  • Implement of husbandry: means a vehicle designed and adapted exclusively for agricultural, horticultural or livestock raising operations or for lifting or carrying an implement of husbandry and in either case not subject to registration if used upon the highways. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101
  • 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.
  • Lienholder: means a person holding a security interest in a vehicle. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101
  • mail: means to deposit in the United States mail properly addressed and with postage prepaid. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101
  • 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: means a person, other than a lienholder, having the property in or title to a vehicle. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101
  • 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.
  • Person: means a natural person, firm, co-partnership, association or corporation. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101
  • 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 section seven hundred fifty-a of the general business law. See N.Y. Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 1502

  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pole trailer: means a vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by another vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by means of a reach, or pole, or by being boomed or otherwise secured to the towing vehicle, and ordinarily used for transporting long or irregularly shaped loads such as logs, poles, pipes, or structural members capable, generally, of sustaining themselves as beams between the supporting connections. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • 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.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Security interest: means an interest in a vehicle reserved or created by agreement and which secures payment or performance of an obligation. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101
  • 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.
  • Special mobile equipment: means a vehicle not designed for the transportation of persons or property upon a highway and only incidentally operated or moved over a highway, which if registered would be registered pursuant to schedule F of subdivision seven of section four hundred one of this chapter. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101
  • State: means a state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a province of the Dominion of Canada. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101
  • 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
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Vehicle: means a vehicle as defined in section one hundred fifty-nine of this chapter except that it shall not include a device for which a registration is denied pursuant to section four hundred-a of this chapter and, except with respect to section twenty-one hundred two of this article, shall also mean a vessel as defined in section twenty-two hundred fifty of this chapter. See N.Y. Vehicle and Traffic Law 2101