Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 23-14-67-1.

Synopsis: Historic cemeteries. Expands the qualifications of a cemetery that is eligible to be maintained by the county cemetery commission to include cemeteries that were established before 1875 or contain a Civil War veteran. Provides that evidence that a cemetery is the burial ground for a Civil War veteran must be presented to the county cemetery commission.

Effective: July 1, 2012.


    January 9, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.


Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning natural and cultural resources.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 23-14-67-1; (12)IN1034.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 23-14-67-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 1. (a) This chapter applies to cemeteries a cemetery that:
        (1) are is without funds or sources of funds for reasonable maintenance;
        (2) have has suffered neglect and deterioration;
        (3) may be the burial grounds for an Indiana pioneer leaders leader or veterans veteran of an American war, including the Revolutionary War; and
        (4) were either:
            (A) was
established before 1850. 1875; or
             (B) is a burial ground for a veteran of the Civil War.
     (b) A county cemetery commission shall determine if a cemetery is a burial ground for a veteran of the Civil War under subsection (a)(4)(B) based on evidence presented to the county cemetery commission from any of the following:
        (1) The Indiana historical bureau established by IC 4-23-7-3.
        (2) The Indiana historical society established under IC 23-6-3.
        (3) A historical society (as defined in IC 36-10-13-3).
        (4) The Indiana Landmarks.
        (5) The division of historic preservation and archeology of the department of natural resources.