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Act 87 of 1855
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Act 87 of 1855

AN ACT relative to burying grounds; and to impose certain duties upon the department of commerce.

History: 1855, Act 87, Imd. Eff. Feb. 12, 1855 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 103, Imd. Eff. Apr. 19, 1982

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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 456.1SectionCemetery corporation; incorporators.
Section 456.2SectionCemetery corporation; acquisition of land, encumbrance, payment; lease, restriction.
Section 456.3SectionRight of burial; definition.
Section 456.3aSectionRight of burial; granting in tax delinquent lands prohibited.
Section 456.4SectionRight of burial; disposal by member.
Section 456.5SectionMember; right to vote.
Section 456.6SectionMeeting to incorporate; warrant.
Section 456.7SectionMeeting to incorporate; affidavit of notice.
Section 456.8SectionBoard of trustees; election; terms.
Section 456.9SectionOfficers; election; sexton or superintendent, appointment.
Section 456.10SectionOfficers; vacancies.
Section 456.11SectionOfficers; acceptance of office, bond.
Section 456.12SectionOfficers; notice of election.
Section 456.13SectionTreasurer; bond.
Section 456.14SectionOfficers; compensation.
Section 456.15SectionBy-laws, rules and regulations.
Section 456.16SectionCertificate of organization; contents; signature; filing certificate with department of commerce.
Section 456.17SectionLaying out burial grounds; maps; filing map with department of commerce; certificate.
Section 456.18SectionActions and suits; common seal.
Section 456.19SectionReincorporation under act; lot owners in public burying ground, incorporation; transfer of rights from municipalities.
Section 456.20SectionSaving clause.
Section 456.21SectionVacation of burying ground; procedure.
Section 456.22SectionForfeited right of burial; disposal.
Section 456.23SectionUnused burial rights; sale on non-payment of assessment; reconveyance.
Section 456.24SectionAssessment; voting; notice of meeting.
Section 456.25SectionAssessment; record.
Section 456.26SectionAssessment; notice; payment, enforcement.
Section 456.27SectionDuties of officers defined by by-laws.
Section 456.28SectionTreasurer; duties.
Section 456.29SectionRecords of rights of burial; form.
Section 456.30SectionRecords of rights of burial; bound blanks, index.
Section 456.31SectionPrice of lots or rights of burial.
Section 456.32SectionPrice of lots or rights of burial; payment receipt.
Section 456.33SectionCertificate of right of burial.
Section 456.34SectionPotter's field.
Section 456.34aSectionWitness fee; prohibition.
Section 456.35, 456.35aSectionRepealed. 2008, Act 478, Imd. Eff. Jan. 12, 2009.
Section 456.35bSectionEndowment care fund; exemption from care fund requirements.
Section 456.36SectionAdditional land; taxation; conveyance.
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