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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5B: Notification of certain options for burial services; penalty

Section 5B. Each such cemetery corporation shall notify, or cause the funeral director designated by the representatives of the deceased to notify, the family of the deceased or the person making funeral arrangements for the deceased of the choice of three options for burial services; services at the gravesite without observation of the lowering of the casket into said gravesite, services at the gravesite with observation of the lowering of the casket into said gravesite, or where available, services within a chapel at the cemetery.

A cemetery corporation which violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars.