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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5716
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5716 - AN ACT AMENDING SECTION ONE THOUSAND SEVENTY-FOUR OF ACT NUMBERED TWENTY-SEVEN HUNDRED AND ELEVEN, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED ADMINISTRATIVE CODE (RE RESTRICTION AS TO PLACE OF SEPULTURE)

Section 1. Section one thousand seventy-four of Act Numbered Twenty-seven hundred and eleven is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 1074. Restriction as to place of sepulture. – No burial ground or cemetery shall be authorized or established, and no place shall be used for purposes of sepulture, which shall not be at least twenty-five meters from any dwelling house; but when compliance with this provision is impracticable the above restriction may be waived in whole or in part by written permit of the Director of Health, provided such action is compatible with the sanitary requirements of the community. Where an authorized or established cemetery has erected a permanent solid wall, at least two meters in height, along its boundary lines, said cemetery may construct or allow the construction up to its boundary lines of tombs, vaults, mausoleums, or other repositories of the dead.

"Chartered cities and municipalities or municipal districts shall have no power to impose additional restrictions with regard to the place or location of any cemetery, or other burial grounds, nor shall they have the power to restrict, limit, or regulate the construction or location within the cemetery or burial grounds of tombs, vaults, mausoleums or other repositories of the dead.

"Dwelling house, as herein used, shall not include any abandoned house or houses occupied by the employees or attendants of a cemetery or otherwise properly used for purposes connected with the care thereof."

Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Enacted without Executive approval, June 21, 1969.

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