2014 South Dakota Codified Laws
Title 34 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter 26A - Crematories And Cremations
§ 34-26A-27 Scattering of cremated remains--Filing of statement with local registrar--Release ofremains by crematory authority--Violation as misdemeanor.
34-26A-27. Scattering of cremated remains--Filing of statement with local registrar--Release of remains by crematory authority--Violation as misdemeanor. Cremated remains may be scattered over a public waterway or sea, or on the private property of a consenting owner pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, if they are reduced to a particle size of one-eighth inch or less. A person may utilize a boat or airplane to perform the scattering. Cremated remains shall be removed from their closed container before they are scattered. Any person who scatters human remains, pursuant to this section, shall file with the local registrar of births and deaths, in the county nearest the point where the cremated remains are to be scattered, a verified statement containing the name of the deceased person, the time and place of death, the place at which the cremated remains are to be scattered, and any other information that the local registrar of births and deaths may require. If cremated remains are to be scattered pursuant to this section, the crematory authority may not release the cremated remains to the authorizing agent until the crematory authority has been provided with a receipt indicating that the proper filing has been made with the local registrar of births and deaths. The scattering of cremated remains in violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Source: SL 1988, ch 283, § 27; SL 2000, ch 173, § 2; SL 2013, ch 160, § 1.
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