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Tennessee Code Title 46. Cemeteries § 46-1-110

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(a) Cemetery companies owning lands never actually used by them for cemetery purposes, and that are not suitable or adapted to such purpose, or are found by them to be not needful for such purposes, are empowered to sell and convey or otherwise dispose of the lands for secular or general use;  provided, that:

(1) No later than thirty (30) days prior to the disposition of the land, the cemetery company notifies the commissioner in writing and obtains written approval of the disposition from the commissioner or the commissioner's designee;  and

(2) The commissioner may order the cemetery company disposing of the land to deposit up to one hundred percent (100%) of the net proceeds of the disposition in the cemetery's improvement care trust fund or the cemetery's pre-need merchandise and services trust fund, or both, within thirty (30) days after the disposition, if there is a deficiency in either trust fund.  The order may not exceed the actual amount of the deficiency in the improvement care trust fund or the pre-need merchandise and services trust fund, or both.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize cemetery companies to acquire any lands for the purpose of selling the land or to engage in speculation of real estate.

Cite this article: - Tennessee Code Title 46. Cemeteries § 46-1-110 - last updated January 01, 2020 |

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