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2019 House Bill 4588: Exempt university columbarium from cemetery regulations
Introduced by Rep. Michael Webber R-Rochester on May 15, 2019
To exempt “a columbarium that is owned and operated by a public land-grant university” from regulation under the state law that imposes endowment care trust fund and other requirements on cemeteries. Webster’s defines “columbarium” as “a structure of vaults lined with recesses for cinerary urns.” News reports indicate this is related to graduates of a state university wanting to leave their ashes on campus after they die.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 15, 2019