2011 Connecticut Code
Title 53a Penal Code
Chapter 952 Penal Code: Offenses
Sec. 53a-218. Interference with a cemetery or burial ground: Class C felony.

      Sec. 53a-218. Interference with a cemetery or burial ground: Class C felony. (a) A person is guilty of interference with a cemetery or burial ground when he, without authorization of the owner of the burial lot, or a lineal descendant of the deceased, or of the municipality, cemetery association or person or authority responsible for the control or management of the cemetery or burial ground: (1) Intentionally destroys, mutilates, defaces, injures or removes any tomb, monument, gravestone or other structure placed or designed for a memorial of the dead, or any portion or fragment thereof, or any fence, railing, curb or other enclosure for the burial of the dead, in or from any cemetery or burial ground; or (2) wantonly or maliciously disturbs the contents of any tomb or grave in any cemetery or burial ground.

      (b) Interference with a cemetery or burial ground is a class C felony and any person found guilty under this section shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars.

      (P.A. 84-280, S. 4; P.A. 89-109; P.A. 96-209, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 89-109 established a minimum fine of $500; P.A. 96-209 amended Subsec. (b) by changing penalty from class D to class C felony.

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