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Second Regular Session of the 120th

H.P. 1580 - L.D. 2089

An Act Concerning the Disposal and Storage of Cremains

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

     Sec. 1. 32 MRSA §1405-A is enacted to read:

§1405-A. Disposition of cremains

     A funeral director or a practitioner of funeral services who receives cremains or has received cremains prior to the effective date of this section may dispose of those cremains in accordance with Title 13, section 1032, providing the following conditions have been met:

     1. Cremains not claimed for 4 years. The cremains have not been claimed after a time period of at least 4 years from the time of cremation; and

     2. Notice. The funeral director or practitioner of funeral services has sent notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the person who authorized the cremation at least 60 days prior to disposal.

Effective July 25, 2002, unless otherwise indicated.

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