Rights and Duties Relating to Cemeteries, Human Bodies and Anatomical Gifts

ORS 97.430
Declaration of exercise of police power and right of eminent domain


The enactment of ORS 97.360 (Resurvey and alteration in shape or size) (2) and 97.370 (Fixing date of hearing) to 97.430 (Declaration of exercise of police power and right of eminent domain) is hereby declared to be a necessary exercise of the police powers of the state in order to preserve and keep existing cemeteries as resting places for the dead and to preserve old and historic cemeteries from becoming unkempt and places of reproach and desolation in the communities in which they are located. The taking of avenues, streets, alleys, walks, driveways and parks for the purpose and by the method specified in ORS 97.360 (Resurvey and alteration in shape or size) (2) and 97.370 (Fixing date of hearing) to 97.420 (Effect of failure to object) is hereby declared an exercise of the right of eminent domain in behalf of the public health, safety, comfort, pleasure and historic instruction.
Chapter 97

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Embalming dead human body without prior authorization from surviving spouse or next of kin, (1981) Vol 41, p 457


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