• Current through October 23, 2012

It shall be the duty of the owner or owners of any cemetery or cemeteries in the District to cause to be kept in the office of the superintendent or person in charge of such cemetery or cemeteries a register showing the number of each lot, the name, age, cause of death, and date of burial of each person or persons buried in any such lot or grave space, and the number of the burial permit authorizing such burial. In cases of disinterment said register shall show the date of such disinterment and the number of the official permit therefor opposite the name of the person whose remains are disinterred. Such register shall be at all times open to inspection by duly authorized representatives of the Department of Health and of the Police Department of said District.

(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1296, ch. 854, § 673; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-191, §§ 8(a), 65(a), 53 DCR 6794.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 27-117.

1973 Ed., § 27-116.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-191 substituted "Health" for "Human Services".

Legislative History of Laws

Law 16-191, the "Technical Amendments Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-760, which was referred to the Committee of the whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 20, 2006, and July 11, 2006, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 31, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-475 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 16-191 became effective on March 2, 2007.