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  • Title 9 (Conservation and Natural Resources) - Chapter 16 (Mineral Resources) - Article 3 (Surface Mining Control and Reclamation)
    • Section 9-16-96 Designation of areas unsuitable for surface coal mining; right to petition; review and public hearing; areas exempt from mining operations.
  • Title 10 (Corporations, Partnerships and Assocations) Chapter 4  (Particular Corporations, Associations, Etc) Article 2 (Churches, Public Societies and Graveyard Owners)
  • Title 11 (Counties and Municipal Corporations)  - Chapter 17  (Burial Places, Graveyards and  Cemeteries)
    • Section 11-17-1 Petition for appointment of commission to locate or enlarge, mark boundaries, etc., of burial places, graveyards or cemeteries.
    • Section 11-17-2 Commission — Appointment; notice of appointment and issuance of commission to members.
    • Section 11-17-3 Commission — Establishment and marking of boundaries; preparation and filing of reports.
    • Section 11-17-4 Commission — Assessment and report of damages from taking of property, etc.
    • Section 11-17-5 Recordation of proceedings upon payment of damages and costs.
    • Section 11-17-6 Dedication to public and use of burial place.
    • Section 11-17-7 Appeals from assessment of damages — Authorized.
    • Section 11-17-8 Appeals from assessment of damages — Bond.
    • Section 11-17-9 Appeals from assessment of damages — Establishment of date for hearing; summoning and empaneling of jurors; notice of hearing.
    • Section 11-17-10 Appeals from assessment of damages — Conduct of hearing generally; establishment of damages by jury.
    • Section 11-17-11 Appeals from assessment of damages — Entry of judgment for damages and costs.
    • Section 11-17-12 Property not deemed dedicated until damages and costs paid.
    • Section 11-17-13 Preservation, repair, etc., of public or private burial places, etc., declared charitable purposes; conveyances, devises, etc., of burial places for such purposes deemed to create charitable trusts.
    • Section 11-17-14 Burial societies, cemeteries, etc., empowered to accept conveyances, devises, etc., and to act as trustees.
    • Section 11-17-15 Trusts created by conveyances, devises, etc., may be perpetual; terms and conditions of same.
    • Section 11-17-16 Validation, etc., of prior conveyances, bequests, etc.
  • Title 11 (Counties and Municipal Corporations)  - Title 1 (Provisions Applicable to Counties Only)Chapter 40  (General Provisions) Article 3 (Optional Form B)
    • Section 11-44-135 Distribution of municipal powers and duties among departments; authority of commissioners as heads of departments; additional duties of president of board.
  • Title 11 (Counties and Municipal Corporations)  - Title 1 (Provisions Applicable to Counties Only) Chapter 47 (Powers, Duties and Liabilities Generally) Article 1 (General Provisions)
    • Section 11-47-22 Exercise of police jurisdiction over hospitals, poorhouses, cemeteries, etc.
  • Title 11 (Counties and Municipal Corporations)  - Title 1 (Provisions Applicable to Counties Only) Chapter 47 (Powers, Duties and Liabilities Generally) Article 2 (Cemeteries and Burial Grounds)
    • Division 1 (General Provisions)
      • Section 11-47-40 Ownership, regulation, etc., of municipal cemeteries; regulation, etc., of establishment or use of private cemeteries within police jurisdiction.
      • Section 11-47-41 Contracts for municipal care and maintenance of burial grounds, cemeteries and graves — Authorized.
      • Section 11-47-42 Contracts for municipal care and maintenance of burial grounds, cemeteries and graves — Manner of contracting.
    • Division 2 (Abandonment of Cemeteries and Removal and Reinterment of Human Remains)
      • Section 11-47-60 Declaration for abandonment of cemetery and removal of human remains interred therein — Adoption, etc.
      • Section 11-47-61 Declaration for abandonment of cemetery and removal of human remains interred therein — Specification as to removal of remains after two months.
      • Section 11-47-62 Declaration for abandonment of cemetery and removal of human remains interred therein — Publication, posting and mailing of notice.
      • Section 11-47-63 Removal and reinterment of remains by corporations, etc., generally; notices.
      • Section 11-47-64 Notice to board of health of removal of remains, etc.; removal of remains, etc., subject to rules and regulations of board of health.
      • Section 11-47-65 Voluntary removal of remains by relative or friend of person interred or by owner of plat or lot; affidavit of person removing remains.
      • Section 11-47-66 Purchase and sale of lands, etc., for reinterment of remains from abandoned cemeteries; reservation of lands in abandoned cemeteries for erection of memorial mausoleum, etc.
      • Section 11-47-67 Reinterment of remains generally.
      • Section 11-47-68 Erection of markers upon and preparation, filing, etc., of maps, plans, etc., of lands, etc., where remains reinterred.
      • Section 11-47-69 Care, etc., of lands, etc., in which remains reinterred.
      • Section 11-47-70 Removal, etc., of monuments, headstones, etc., from graves from which remains removed.
      • Section 11-47-71 Sale, etc., of lands in abandoned cemeteries by corporations, etc.; confirmation of sales by probate court.
      • Section 11-47-72 Filing, etc., of declaration as to removal of all remains from abandoned cemetery.
      • Section 11-47-73 Payment of expenses of abandonment and removal by corporations, etc.; disposition of funds of corporation, etc., remaining thereafter.
      • Section 11-47-74 Removal of remains, etc., from cemeteries owned by churches, etc.
  • Title 13a (Criminal Code) - Chapter 7 - (Offenses Involving Damage to and Intrusion Upon Property) Article 2  (Criminal Damage to Property).
  • Title 13a (Criminal Code) - Chapter 11 - (Offenses Against Public Order and Safety) Article 1  (Offenses Against Public Order and Decency).
  • Title 22 (Health, Mental Health and Environmental Control) - Title 1 - (Health and Environmental Control Generally) Chapter 20  (Miscellaneous Health Laws).
  • Title 41  (State Government) - Article 3 (Aboriginal Mounds, Earthworks and Other Antiquities)
    • Section 41-3-1 Reservation of exclusive right and privilege of state to explore, excavate or survey aboriginal mounds, earthworks, burial sites, etc.; state ownership of objects found or located therein declared.
    • Section 41-3-2 Nonresidents not to explore or excavate remains or carry away, etc., from state objects discovered therein, etc.
    • Section 41-3-3 Explorations or excavations of remains not to be done without consent of owner of land and not to injure crops, houses, etc., thereon.
    • Section 41-3-4 Explorations or excavations not to destroy, deface, etc., remains; restoration of remains after explorations or excavations.
    • Section 41-3-5 Disposition of objects taken from remains.
    • Section 41-3-6 Exploration or excavation of aboriginal mounds, earthworks, etc., contrary to law.
  • Title 41  (State Government) - Article 10 (Historical Commissions) Division 1 (Alabama Historical Commission)
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