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Chapter 128 - CEMETERIES
Act 215 of 1937 ‑ CEMETERY OR BURIAL GROUNDS (128.1 - 128.4)
     Section 128.1 ‑ Perpetual care and maintenance of cemetery or burial lot; resolution or ordinance; payment; investment in mutual funds; petition to transfer money to municipality.
     Section 128.2 ‑ Joint cemetery authority; formation and purpose.
     Section 128.3 ‑ "Community foundation" and "municipality" defined.
     Section 128.4 ‑ Irrevocable endowment and perpetual care fund; establishment as component fund within community foundation; powers and duties of community foundation; "fund" defined.
Act 46 of 1931 ‑ PUBLIC CEMETERIES (128.11 - 128.16)
     Section 128.11 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 128.12 ‑ Failing or neglecting to care for and maintain burial space; proceedings for termination and forfeiture of owner's rights and interest; resolution; petition; service; publication of hearing notice; failure to appear and answer; default.
     Section 128.13 ‑ Burial space; proceedings for termination of rights; forfeiture; city, village or township may re-sell; copy of order served on owner; redemption.
     Section 128.14 ‑ Duty of board.
     Section 128.15 ‑ Reconveyance; perpetual care trust fund.
     Section 128.16 ‑ Rights not forfeited; conditions.
Act 55 of 1915 ‑ Repealed-ESTABLISHMENT OF CEMETERIES (128.21 - 128.21)
Act 49 of 1895 ‑ VACATING CEMETERY IN TOWNSHIP (128.31 - 128.36)
     Section 128.31 ‑ Removal of private cemetery; complaint; grounds; proceedings to vacate; power of circuit court.
     Section 128.32 ‑ Petition; filing; contents; notice; neglect or refusal to appoint attorney or agent; proceeding by freeholder resident; security for costs.
     Section 128.33 ‑ Hearing; burden of proof; order, recording.
     Section 128.34 ‑ Reinterment of dead bodies and remains; removal and erection of fences, tombstones, and monuments; removal during certain months prohibited; exception; costs.
     Section 128.35 ‑ Reimbursement of lot owner.
     Section 128.36 ‑ Reversion to original owner; conditions.
Act 164 of 1871 ‑ VACATING CEMETERY IN CITY OR VILLAGE (128.41 - 128.45)
     Section 128.41 ‑ Vacation of cemetery; jurisdiction of chancery court.
     Section 128.42 ‑ Petition of trustees or council to vacate; notice.
     Section 128.43 ‑ Court proceedings; order to vacate; recording.
     Section 128.44 ‑ Reinterment; time of year; expenses, payment.
     Section 128.45 ‑ Price of lots repaid.
Act 297 of 1929 ‑ VACATING CEMETERY IN CITY OR VILLAGE (128.51 - 128.57)
     Section 128.51 ‑ Circuit court in chancery; jurisdiction to vacate cemeteries.
     Section 128.52 ‑ Contract for sale of private cemetery to city, village; contents.
     Section 128.53 ‑ Petition of trustees or council to vacate; filing, notice.
     Section 128.54 ‑ Compensation to objecting lot owners; credit on contract; condition precedent.
     Section 128.55 ‑ Court proceedings; order to vacate, contents, recording; recorded under complete bar.
     Section 128.56 ‑ Appeal; bond.
     Section 128.57 ‑ Repealed. 1978, Act 368, Eff. Sept. 30, 1978.
Act 113 of 1915 ‑ CARE OF CEMETERIES (128.61 - 128.62)
     Section 128.61 ‑ Cemeteries; joint maintenance by municipalities; money deposited in trust, limitation, expenditure.
     Section 128.62 ‑ Cemetery day.
Act 95 of 1909 ‑ TRUST FUND FOR CARE OF CEMETERIES (128.71 - 128.74)
     Section 128.71 ‑ Township board of trustees; taking, receiving, and holding property in trust; purpose; expenditure of funds.
     Section 128.72 ‑ Trust fund; investment.
     Section 128.73 ‑ Trust fund; not transferable.
     Section 128.74 ‑ Treasurer and custodian; bond.
Act 81 of 1903 ‑ CARE AND PRESERVATION OF CEMETERY LOTS (128.81 - 128.90)
     Section 128.81 ‑ Cemetery lots; deposit for care with county treasurer.
     Section 128.81a ‑ Deposit of money after June 30, 2018.
     Section 128.82 ‑ Investment of money deposited under MCL 128.81.
     Section 128.83 ‑ Transfer of earnings on investment; purpose.
     Section 128.84 ‑ Repealed. 2018, Act 8, Eff. June 30, 2018.
     Section 128.85 ‑ Treasurer's bond; increase.
     Section 128.86 ‑ Annual report on money deposited, invested, and expended.
     Section 128.87 ‑ Cemetery deposits; county liability.
     Section 128.88 ‑ Cemetery deposits; tax exempt.
     Section 128.89 ‑ Transfer of money after June 30, 2018; inability to identify location of cemetery or cemetery lot; certification of abandoned legal interests or rights; presumption; requirements; record of certification.
     Section 128.90 ‑ Definitions.
Act 201 of 1911 ‑ Repealed-FENCING OF PRIVATE CEMETERIES (128.91 - 128.93)
Act 211 of 1911 ‑ FENCING OF PRIVATE CEMETERIES (128.101 - 128.103)
     Section 128.101 ‑ Private cemeteries in cities; fencing.
     Section 128.102 ‑ Private cemeteries in cities; notice to build or repair.
     Section 128.103 ‑ Noncompliance with fencing requirement; erection by city council; expense.
Act 88 of 1875 ‑ EXEMPTION OF PRIVATE BURIAL GROUNDS FROM TAXATION OR ATTACHMENT (128.111 - 128.112)
     Section 128.111 ‑ Private burial grounds; laying out; deed.
     Section 128.112 ‑ Private burial grounds; exemptions.
Act 22 of 1905 ‑ MEMORY DAYS (128.121 - 128.121)
     Section 128.121 ‑ Memory days; purpose.
Act 272 of 1909 ‑ ENLARGEMENT OF TOWNSHIP BURIAL GROUNDS (128.151 - 128.164)
     Section 128.151 ‑ Township board of trustees; providing new burying ground or enlarging limits of existing burying ground; providing suitable approaches or enlarging limits of existing approach; inability to agree; application for jury; determining just compensation and necessity for using real estate.
     Section 128.152 ‑ Summons or venire facias commanding county sheriff or constable to summon freeholders to appear as jury; application and issuance; ascertaining just compensation and necessity for using real estate; notice to owner or occupant; service.
     Section 128.153 ‑ Notice to township board of trustees; publication; service of notice on owner.
     Section 128.154 ‑ Judge; duties; jury summons, return, contents; empaneling.
     Section 128.155 ‑ Jury sworn by judge; subpoenas for witnesses; visiting and examining premises; jurors' certificate; signatures and indorsement; judge's certificate.
     Section 128.156 ‑ Judgment; collection.
     Section 128.157 ‑ Incompetent or unknown owner; county treasurer, duties; funds subject to court order.
     Section 128.158 ‑ Vesting of fee; conditions; writ of possession.
     Section 128.159 ‑ Possession by township; writ of possession.
     Section 128.160 ‑ Jury disagreement; adjournment, limit.
     Section 128.161 ‑ Parties to suit; proof of claims; settlement.
     Section 128.162 ‑ Payment order; issuance, receipt; evidence.
     Section 128.163 ‑ Subsequent proceedings.
     Section 128.164 ‑ Fees; compensation.

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