The Cemetery Board was created by Chapter 1487,
Statutes of 1949, which added Chapter 19 to Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code 9600 et seq. The records of the Cemetery
Board consist of 4 cubic feet of textual materials dating from 1949 to 1978. The records document the plans, studies, goals,
and operations of the board during this time period.
The Cemetery Board was created by Chapter 1487, Statutes of 1949, which added Chapter 19 to Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code 9600 et seq. This legislation, also known
as the Cemetery Act, placed the Cemetery Board under the Department of Professional and Vocational Standards. It originally
consisted of five members with terms expiring after one year until 1953. The legislation specified that members would be appointed
by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The board was created for the purpose of regulating cemeteries, cemetery brokers,
and cemetery salesmen. The Act, however, excluded the following types of cemeteries from the board’s jurisdiction: a religious
corporation, church, religious society or denomination, a corporation solely administering temporalities of any church or
religious society or denomination, or any cemetery organized, controlled, and operated by any of them; a public cemetery;
and any private or fraternal burial park not exceeding ten acres in area, established before 1939.
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