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File #: 5635    Version: 0 Name: Chapter 47 JaCo Code revisions
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/30/2022 In control: Health and Environment Committee
On agenda: 7/5/2022 Final action: 7/18/2022
Title: AN ORDINANCE repealing sections 4720., 4721., 4722., 4723., and 4724., Jackson County Code, 1984, relating to County indigent cremations and enacting, in lieu thereof, four new sections relating to the same subject.
Sponsors: Crystal Williams
Indexes: INDIGENT CREMATIONS, JACKSON COUNTY CODE
Attachments: 1. 5635bu.pdf, 2. 5635adopted.pdf
Related files: 5669
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

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AN ORDINANCE repealing sections 4720., 4721., 4722., 4723., and 4724., Jackson County Code, 1984, relating to County indigent cremations and enacting, in lieu thereof, four new sections relating to the same subject.

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ORDINANCE NO. 5635, July 5, 2022

INTRODUCED BY Crystal Williams, County Legislator


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WHEREAS, pursuant to section 205.580, RSMo, the County has responsibility for the relief, maintenance, and support of the County's poor; and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to section 205.630, RSMo, such support includes the payment of funeral and burial expenses; and,

WHEREAS, chapter 47 of the Jackson County Code contains provisions for the administration of the County's current indigent cremation program; and,

WHEREAS, the Public Administrator has indicated his willingness for that office to take over responsibility for the indigent cremation program and has recommended certain revisions to chapter 47 to allow this to take place; and,

WHEREAS, such revisions are in the best interests of the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Jackson County; now therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED by the Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Enacting Clause
Sections 4720., 4721., 4722., 4723., and 4724., Jackson County Code, 1984, are hereby repealed, and four new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 4720., 4721., 4722., and 4724., to read as follows:

4720. Indigents, Procedure for County Burial.
The procedure provided by sections 4710. through 4725. shall be followed whenever a [person] resident of Jackson County, Missouri, is found deceased within Jackson County, is determined "indigent" as set forth herein, and [there appears to be] no other means are available to provide for that person's [so that it appears that burial] cremation such that it should be provided at the expense of the County [under the terms of Section 205.630 of the Revised Statutes of Missour...

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