35-21-805. General powers. (1) A mausoleum-columbarium authority has the same powers granted by law to nonprofit corporations in general, including the power to acquire property by purchase, donation, or devise.
(2) The powers, duties, and privileges conferred and imposed on a mausoleum-columbarium authority under the laws of this state are enlarged as each particular case may require to conform to the provisions of this part.
(3) A nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of this state and authorized by its articles of incorporation to do so may as a mausoleum-columbarium authority establish, maintain, manage, operate, or improve a mausoleum or columbarium.
(4) A mausoleum-columbarium authority may:
(a) adopt, amend, add to, revise, or modify and enforce rules for the use, care, control, management, restriction, and protection of all or any part of its mausoleum or columbarium;
(b) restrict and limit the use of all property within its mausoleum or columbarium;
(c) regulate the uniformity, class, and kind of all markers, monuments, and other structures within the mausoleum-columbarium;
(d) regulate or prohibit the erection of monuments, markers, effigies, and structures within any portion of the mausoleum-columbarium grounds;
(e) regulate or prevent the introduction or care of plants or shrubs within the mausoleum-columbarium grounds;
(f) prevent interment in any part of the mausoleum or columbarium of human remains not entitled to interment and prevent the use of interment plots for purposes violative of its restrictions or rules;
(g) regulate the conduct of persons and prevent improper assemblages in the mausoleum-columbarium or on the grounds; and
(h) make and enforce rules for all other purposes considered necessary by the mausoleum-columbarium authority for the proper conduct of the business of the mausoleum or columbarium, for the transfer of any plot or the right of interment, and for the protection and safeguarding of the premises and the principles, plans, and ideals on which the mausoleum or columbarium is conducted.
(5) Rules adopted pursuant to this section must be subject to inspection in the office of the mausoleum-columbarium authority.
History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 283, L. 1999.