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House Bill 1184


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House Bill 1184

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF HB1184 (Updated March 1, 2000 2:20 PM - DI 84)

Cemeteries and burial grounds. Provides that the department of natural resources (DNR) alone or with the assistance of certain entities may survey and register all cemeteries and burial grounds in Indiana in a registry that the DNR establishes and maintains. Allows the DNR to accept donations and establish a trust fund for the cemetery survey. Requires a person who wishes to disturb the ground within 100 feet of a recorded cemetery or burial ground for erecting, altering, or repairing a structure to submit a development plan to the DNR for approval according to standards established by rule. Makes certain exceptions. Requires the DNR to review the development plan not later than 60 days after the plan is submitted. Provides a separate approval procedure for plans of governmental entities. Requires a person who records any interest in property where a burial ground or cemetery is known to be located to record the deed to the property with the appropriate county recorder. Requires that the deed must indicate that the deed pertains to property on which a burial ground or cemetery is known to be located. Requires the county auditor to send a copy of the deed to: (1) the department of natural resources; and (2) the local cemetery board, or if no local cemetery board exists, to the county commissioners; not later than thirty (30) days after the deed is recorded.
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