97-S 0175
Effective Without the Governor's Signature
Jul. 8, 1997


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows

SECTION 1. Section 30-25-14 of the General Laws in Chapter 30-25 entitled "Burial of Veterans" is hereby amended to read as follows:

30-25-14. Rhode Island veterans' memorial cemetery. -- The Rhode Island veterans' memorial cemetery located on the grounds of the Joseph H. Ladd School in the town of Exeter shall be under the management and control of the director of the department of human services and the assistant director in charge of the division of community services. The assistant director of the department of human services in charge of the division of community services shall have the general supervision over and shall prescribe rules for the government and management of the cemetery. He or she shall make all needful rules and regulations governing the operation of the cemetery and generally may do all things necessary to insure the successful operation thereof. {ADD In addition to all persons eligible for burial pursuant to rules and regulations established by the assistant director, any person who served in the army, navy, air force, or marine corps of the United States for a period of not less than four (4) years and whose service was terminated honorably, shall be eligible for burial in the Rhode Island veterans' memorial cemetery. ADD} The director shall appoint and employ all subordinate officials and persons needed for the proper management of the cemetery. The general assembly shall make an annual appropriation to the department of human services to provide for the operation and maintenance for the cemetery. The director shall charge and collect a grave liner fee per interment equal to the department's cost for the graveliner.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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