|H.F. No. 2932 - Town Cemetery Funds Use; Dedication Changes (Second Engrossment)|
|Author:||Senator Mary Olson|
|Prepared by:||Darlene Sliwa, Senate Research (651/296-1890)|
|Date:||April 1, 2008|
Section 1 provides that the principal and interest in a town cemetery fund will be paid annually to
care for and beautify a lot. Changes current law, which only uses money from the interest. Money
cannot be used for routine cemetery maintenance. Requires cemetery directors to spend the amount
of money needed to care for and beautify the lot as directed by the town board.
Section 2 requires the town board to determine the share of the cemetery lot price that will go to caring for and beautifying the lot and the cemetery. Authorizes the town board to require the cemetery directors to spend additional money from the permanent fund.
Section 3 provides that the principal and interest of a gift to the cemetery fund may be used by the board of directors to care for and beautify the cemetery or its lots. Changes current law, which only allows use of the interest.
Section 4, subdivision 3, authorizes the county treasurer to withdraw the principal and interest from the fund as directed by the town board, and pay it to the directors of the cemetery.
Section 5 changes current law that prohibits the use of principal from a town's cemetery fund by authorizing its use as directed by the town board.
Section 6, subdivision 2, makes a conforming change.
Section 7, subdivision 3, requires that the county treasurer's annual report to the town board include a statement that contains the amount of principal in the cemetery fund that was turned over to the directors at the direction of the town board.
Section 8 raises the amount of money that a city of the fourth class may appropriate to a public or private owned cemetery.
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