An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Ancient Burying Grounds
Sec. 1. 13 MRSA §1101, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2013, c. 524, §1, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 13 MRSA §1101-A, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 700, §2, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
The existence of an ancient burying ground may be established in accordance with section 1101-B, subsection 3.
Sec. 3. 13 MRSA §1101-B, sub-§3 is enacted to read:
A lack of documentation of an ancient burying ground as described in this subsection may not disprove the existence of an ancient burying ground if there is physical evidence of its existence.
A lack of apparent marked boundaries of an ancient burying ground may not disprove the existence of an ancient burying ground.
Sec. 4. 13 MRSA §1101-D, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 700, §2, is amended to read:
§ 1101-D. Unorganized townships
If an ancient burying ground or a public burying ground as described in section 1101 is located in an unorganized township, the county in which the township is located is subject to sections 1101, 1101-B and 1101-C except that the county is not required to designate a caretaker by a writing as required in section 1101, subsection 1.