State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012
|708T0307||HOUSE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENGROSSED NO. HB 1066 - 2/7/2012|
Introduced by: Representatives Deelstra, Abdallah, Blake, Bolin, Conzet, Dennert, Elliott, Gibson, Gosch, Haggar, Hansen (Jon), Hickey, Hoffman, Hubbel, Hunt, Killer, Kirkeby, Liss, Lucas, Miller, Moser, Nelson (Stace), Scott, Sly, Solum, Street, Stricherz, Tornow, Vanneman, Wick, and Willadsen and Senators Hunhoff (Jean), Bradford, Brown, Buhl, Juhnke, Peters, Rave, Schlekeway, and Sutton
to pay the cost of burial or cremation expense, the funeral expenses shall
then be borne by the
county in which the deceased was a resident at time of death , and if. If no residence can be
fixed, then determined for the deceased person, the funeral expenses shall be borne by the
county in which death occurred.
Section 3. That § 28-17-3 be amended to read as follows:
28-17-3. The selection of a funeral director
shall may be made by the next of kin, if any,
otherwise by the county commissioner in whose district death occurred board of county
commissioners. The determination whether the decedent is buried or cremated may be made by
the next of kin, if any, otherwise by the board of county commissioners. In no case shall may
the county commissioners advertise for bids on burial or cremation of indigent poor.
Section 4. That § 28-17-4 be amended to read as follows:
28-17-4. On county burials, the funeral director in charge shall furnish a casket and outside container and conduct the funeral services
in customary form, and the. On county cremations,
the funeral director in charge shall furnish an urn or container and conduct the funeral services.
The county shall allow the funeral director for merchandise and such services rendered, a sum
to be established by resolution of the board of county commissioners in such county at their at
the annual organizational meeting.
Section 5. That § 28-17-5 be amended to read as follows:
28-17-5. In addition to the burial and cremation expenses provided in § 28-17-4, the county commissioners may contract with cemeteries within the state for burial space in a cemetery and the opening and closing of the grave.
Section 6. That § 28-17-6 be amended to read as follows:
28-17-6. The necessary and reasonable expenses of burial or cremation under this chapter shall be paid by the county treasurer, upon the order of
such the commissioners ; and if. If the
shall have had an established residency according to § 28-13-3 in a county in this state
different from that in which he the decedent died, the county paying such the funeral expenses
shall be reimbursed by the county in which the decedent had an established residency. When the
person so dying shall be If the decedent was an honorably discharged United States soldier,
sailor, marine, or aviator, the funeral shall be conducted and expenses paid as provided in