2017 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 23 - Health and Safety
Chapter 23-18 - Cemeteries
Section 23-18-2.1 - Cremated human remains.

Universal Citation: RI Gen L § 23-18-2.1 (2017)

§ 23-18-2.1. Cremated human remains.

(a) If a cemetery has rules or regulations in effect regarding the disposition of cremated human remains on or in cemetery property, those rules and regulations, if not contrary to law, shall be binding on all interested parties.

(b) The scattering of cremated human remains within a cemetery shall be prohibited except within a specific area designated for that purpose. Violation of this subsection shall be punishable by a fine of not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500).

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a cemetery to authorize the scattering of ashes when that practice is contrary to the religious beliefs associated with the cemetery.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1998, ch. 349, § 1.)

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