Nebraska Revised Statute 12-531

Chapter 12 Section 531

12-531.

Abandoned or neglected pioneer cemetery; management and operation; cemetery association; duties; map; perpetual care trust fund; duties.

(1) A cemetery association which takes over the management and operation of a cemetery pursuant to section 12-812 shall, within one year after taking over, prepare a map of the cemetery and make a good faith effort to identify the remains buried in the cemetery according to the headstones and the owner of all lots. The cemetery association shall file the map and identifying information and a record of all business conducted by the cemetery association in the prior calendar year with the county clerk at the time it files the audit, compilation, or statement of accounts under subsection (2) of this section.

(2)(a) On June 30 of each year, the individual trustees or corporate trustee, as the case may be, of a perpetual care trust fund for a cemetery association described in subsection (1) of this section which has a balance of one hundred thousand dollars or more on such date shall have an audit of the perpetual care trust fund made by a certified public accountant. The report of such audit by the auditor shall be filed within thirty days after June 30 of such year with the county clerk of the county in which the cemetery is located. The expense of the audit and the filing fee of the report shall be paid by the cemetery association.

(b) On June 30 of each year, the individual trustees or corporate trustee, as the case may be, of a perpetual care trust fund for a cemetery association described in subsection (1) of this section which has a balance of more than ten thousand dollars and less than one hundred thousand dollars on such date shall have a compilation of the perpetual care trust fund made by a certified public accountant. The report of such compilation by the certified public accountant shall be filed within thirty days after June 30 of such year with the county clerk of the county in which the cemetery is located. The expense of the compilation and the filing fee of the report shall be paid by the cemetery association.

(c) On June 30 of each year, the individual trustees or corporate trustee, as the case may be, of a perpetual care trust fund for a cemetery association described in subsection (1) of this section which has a balance of ten thousand dollars or less on such date shall file a statement of accounts of the perpetual care trust fund within thirty days after June 30 of such year with the county clerk of the county in which the cemetery is located. There shall be no filing fee for filing the statement of accounts.