2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 8:459.1 — Trust fund transfers

§459.1.  Trust fund transfers

A.  The provisions of R.S. 8:459 notwithstanding, whenever the ownership or management of a cemetery is transferred and by virtue of such transfer becomes a family burial ground or a religious, fraternal, municipal, state, or federal cemetery, the existing perpetual care trust fund of such transferred cemetery shall remain permanently intact and only the income therefrom shall be expended.  The income shall be used solely for the upkeep and maintenance of said cemetery.

B. The trustee of any such perpetual care trust fund shall be a federally insured financial institution or trust company located in Louisiana and authorized to exercise trust or fiduciary powers under the laws of Louisiana or the United States.

C.  No further contributions to such fund shall be required except for payments on those contracts in existence at the time of such transfer.

D.  The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to the use and administration of such funds.

E.  The provisions of this Section shall not apply to the transfer of ownership or management of a cemetery from one religious, fraternal, municipal, state, or federal cemetery authority to another religious, fraternal, municipal, state, or federal cemetery authority, where both transferor and transferee are exempt from the provisions of this Chapter as provided in R.S. 8:459.

Acts 1986, No. 113, §1; Acts 2001, No. 468, §1; Acts 2004, No. 67, §1.

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