2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 19 - Defense Forces and Affairs
CHAPTER 14 - VETERANS
SECTION 19-14-101 - Burial of indigents.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 19-14-101 (2018)

19-14-101. Burial of indigents.

(a) The board of county commissioners of each county shall provide for the preparation of the body and transmittal to and burial in the veteran's cemetery of any other than a dishonorably discharged veteran of the armed forces of the United States who served on behalf of the United States in any war or conflict as defined in section 101, title 38, United States Code and who dies leaving insufficient funds to defray the necessary funeral expenses. The amount expended for transporting the body shall not exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00).

(b) Before assuming charge and expense for preparation and transmittal of the body and burial, each board of county commissioners shall first determine according to procedures they establish that the deceased veteran of the armed forces of the United States whose body they are called upon to bury served in the armed forces of the United States during World War II or any preceding war in which the United States was a party or during the Korean or Vietnam conflicts, was other than dishonorably discharged and died in the county leaving insufficient means to defray the necessary funeral expenses.

(c) The county commissioners of each county, shall:

(i) Keep a complete record of all the facts relating to any veteran of the armed forces of the United States who is buried in accordance with this section; and

(ii) Draw a warrant on the treasurer of their county for the payment of the expenses out of the general funds of the county.

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