35-21-822. Removal of dedication by court. (1) Property dedicated to interment purposes must be held and used exclusively for interment purposes, unless and until the dedication is removed from all or any part of the property by an order and decree of the district court in the county in which the property is situated in a proceeding brought by the mausoleum-columbarium authority for that purpose and upon notice of hearing and proof satisfactory to the court:
(a) that interments were not made in or that all interments have been removed from that portion of the property from which dedication is sought to be removed; and
(b) that the portion of the property from which dedication is sought to be removed is not being used for interment of human remains.
(2) The notice of hearing must be given by publication once a week for at least 3 consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the mausoleum or columbarium is located and by posting copies of the notice in three conspicuous places on that portion of the property from which the dedication is to be removed.
(3) The notice must:
(a) describe the portion of the mausoleum or columbarium property sought to be removed from dedication;
(b) state that all remains have been removed or that interments have not been made in the portion of the mausoleum or columbarium property sought to be removed from dedication; and
(c) specify the time and place of the hearing.
History: En. Sec. 11, Ch. 283, L. 1999.