(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.
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
notice of regular board meetings shall be provided at least 30 days prior to
(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.
members in attendance at a board meeting shall constitute a quorum.
chairperson is nominated from the membership of the burial preservation board.
vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointed and only
for the unexpired term.