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Property dedicated to cemetery purposes shall be held and used exclusively for cemetery purposes, unless and until the dedication is removed from all or any part of it by an order and decree of the superior court of the county in which the property is situated, in a proceeding brought by the cemetery authority for that purpose and upon notice of hearing and proof satisfactory to the court:
(1) That no placements of human remains were made in or that all placements of human remains have been removed from that portion of the property from which dedication is sought to be removed.
(2) That the portion of the property from which dedication is sought to be removed is not being used for placement of human remains.
(3) That notice of the proposed removal of dedication has been given in writing to both the funeral and cemetery board and the department of archaeology and historic preservation. This notice must be given at least sixty days before filing the proceedings in superior court. The notice of the proposed removal of dedication shall be recorded with the auditor or recording officer of the county where the cemetery is located at least sixty days before filing the proceedings in superior court.
(1) In this section, “approved substance abuse treatment program” means a substance abuse treatment program that meets the requirements of s.165.95(3), as determined by the department of justice under s.165.95 (9) and (10).
(2) If a county establishes an approved substance abuse treatment program and the program authorizes the use of surveillance and monitoring technology or day reporting programs, a court or a district attorney may require a person participating in an approved substance abuse treatment program to submit to surveillance and monitoring technology or a day reporting program as a condition of participation.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Washington Revised Code Title 68. Cemeteries, Morgues, and Human Remains § 68.24.090. Removal of dedication--Procedure - last updated April 06, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wa/title-68-cemeteries-morgues-and-human-remains/wa-rev-code-68-24-090.html
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