35-21-803. Exemptions and limitations on applicability. (1) The provisions of this part relating to private, nonprofit mausoleums and columbariums do not apply to any of the following:
(a) a religious corporation, church, religious society or denomination, or corporation sole administering temporalities of any church or religious society or denomination or any cemetery, mausoleum, or columbarium organized, controlled, and operated by a religious corporation, church, religious society or denomination, or corporation sole; or
(b) any county, town, or city cemetery, mausoleum, or columbarium.
(2) The provisions of this part do not affect the corporate existence or rights or powers of any cemetery corporation organized under the laws of this state in which a mausoleum or columbarium is situated, maintained, or operated in conjunction with a cemetery for the burial of dead human remains by ground interment. This part applies only to mausoleums or columbariums owned, operated, or controlled by a nonprofit mausoleum-columbarium authority organized and governed as provided in this part and owning, operating, or controlling lands, buildings, and structures solely for the entombment and inurnment of human remains.
History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 283, L. 1999.