Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 122Ratification Number: 291Act Number: 287Primary Sponsor: McConnellType of Legislation: GBSubject: Cemeteries, removal provisionsDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940203Computer Document Number: BBM/9042DW.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940301Introduced Date: 19930112Date of Last Amendment: 19940126Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940301Last History Type: Act No. 287Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: McConnellType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 122 ------ 19940301 Act No. 287 122 ------ 19940301 Signed by Governor 122 ------ 19940224 Ratified R 291 122 Senate 19940203 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification 122 House 19940127 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment 122 House 19940126 Amended, read second time 122 House 19940119 Committee Report: Favorable 27 with amendment 122 House 19930506 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to Committee 122 Senate 19930506 Read third time, sent to House 122 Senate 19930505 Read second time, notice of general amendments 122 Senate 19930429 Committee Report: Favorable 08 122 Senate 19930112 Introduced, read first time, 08 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A287, R291, S122)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 27-43-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REMOVAL OF GRAVES IN ABANDONED CEMETERIES OR BURYING GROUNDS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH THE CEMETERY OR GROUND IS LOCATED TO CONSIDER OBJECTIONS TO REMOVAL BEFORE REMOVAL IS APPROVED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Graves may be removed
SECTION 1. Section 27-43-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 27-43-10. A person who owns land on which is situated an abandoned cemetery or burying ground may remove graves in the cemetery or ground to a suitable plot in another cemetery or suitable location if:
(1) It is necessary and expedient in the opinion of the governing body of the county or municipality in which the cemetery or burying ground is situated to remove the graves. The governing body shall consider objections to removal pursuant to the notice under item (2) or otherwise before it approves removal.
(2) Thirty days' notice of removal is given to the relatives of the deceased persons buried in the graves, if they are known. If no relatives are known, thirty days' notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the property lies. If no newspaper is published in the county, notice must be posted in three prominent places in the county, one of which must be the courthouse door.
(3) Due care is taken to protect tombstones and replace them properly, so as to leave the graves in as good condition as before removal."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 1st day of March, 1994.