Bill Text: IL SB1244 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed

Bill Title: Amends the Cemetery Oversight Act. Provides that no cemetery authority shall charge a consumer an amount exceeding $500 for the placement of a headstone or memorial marker that is provided for a United States Veteran by the United States Government. Defines "placement". Makes related changes to provide that a cemetery authority claiming a partial exemption under the Act shall be required to comply with this requirement. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-24 - Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019 [SB1244 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SB1244-Engrossed.html

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1 AN ACT concerning regulation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Veterans Burial Places Act is amended by
5changing Section 1.1 as follows:
6 (330 ILCS 110/1.1) (from Ch. 21, par. 59a1)
7 Sec. 1.1. When a headstone or memorial marker is provided
8for a United States War Veteran by the United States Government
9pursuant to Section 2306 of Title 38 of the United States Code,
10the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall pay an amount not to
11exceed $125 $100 to the next of kin or $125 to the cemetery
12official responsible for the cost of transporting and erecting
13the headstone or memorial. However, no such payment shall be
14made unless a signed application is presented to the Department
15by the next of kin or cemetery official, along with such other
16proof of transportation or erection charges as the Department
17may require. All such applications for payment shall be on
18forms provided by the Department.
19(Source: P.A. 90-752, eff. 8-14-98.)