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(1) The burial preservation board was established by 22-3-804, MCA.   The board administers the provisions of 22-3-801, MCA, to ensure that all burials on state and private lands be accorded equal treatment and respect for human dignity.

(2) The burial preservation board consists of 13 members appointed by the governor for a two-year term.   Meetings of the board will be scheduled by the chairperson or at the request of at least four board members.   The board, however, should meet in person the first Wednesday in May, if possible. Minutes shall be kept of all board meetings and copies of the minutes distributed to all board members.

(3) Written notice of regular board meetings shall be provided at least 30 days prior to the meeting.

(4) The board may meet without notice if necessary to determine the appropriate disposition of human remains or burial material discovered under 22-3-805, MCA.

(5) Seven members in attendance at a board meeting shall constitute a quorum.

(6) The chairperson is nominated from the membership of the burial preservation board.

(7) Any vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointed and only for the unexpired term.

History: 22-3-804, MCA; IMP, 22-3-804, MCA; NEW, 1998 MAR p. 478, Eff. 2/13/98; TRANS, from Commerce, 2001 MAR p. 2409.

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