Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 39

H.P. 501 - L.D. 718

An Act Concerning Cremated Remains

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

Sec. 1. 32 MRSA §1405-A,  as enacted by PL 2001, c. 611, §1, is amended to read:

§ 1405-A.  Disposition of cremated remains

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

1. Cremated remains not claimed for one year.   The cremains cremated remains have not been claimed after a time period of at least 4 years one year 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 September 12, 2009

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