West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Regulation (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Cemeteries (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Office of Cemetery Oversight (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2012
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 5-201
§ 5-201. Office of Cemetery Oversight
(a) There is an Office of Cemetery Oversight in the Department.
(b) The Office exercises its rights, powers, and duties subject to the authority of the Secretary.
(c)(1) The Secretary shall appoint an Advisory Council on Cemetery Operations.
(2) The Advisory Council consists of 12 members.
(3) Of the 12 members of the Advisory Council:
(i) three shall be registered cemeterians representing the for-profit cemetery industry;
(ii) one shall be a registered cemeterian representing a nonprofit cemetery;
(iii) one shall be a registered seller from a monument company;
(iv) one shall be a representative from a religious cemetery;
(v) one shall be a representative from a crematory; and
(vi) five shall be consumer members.
(4) The Advisory Council shall be convened at least four times a year to give advice to the Secretary and the Director.
(5) In addition to the required meetings, the Advisory Council may meet as necessary.
(d) The term of a member is 3 years.
Acts 1997, c. 675, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1997; Acts 1998, c. 21, § 1, eff. April 14, 1998. Amended by Acts 2012, c. 368, § 1, eff. July 1, 2012.
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.