New law allows New Yorkers to be buried with pets

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A new law signed into legislation will allow New Yorkers to be buried with their pets in the same cemetery.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation Monday. "For many New Yorkers, their pets are members of the family," Cuomo said. "This legislation will roll back this unnecessary regulation and give cemeteries the option to honor the last wishes of pet lovers across New York."

The bill allows people to be buried with their cremated pet with the cemetery's written consent. Cemeteries will also be required to place all payments for the pet internment in its permanent maintenance fund and provide customers with a list of charges pertaining to the burial of the pet.

The legislation will not apply to cemeteries owned or operated by religious associations or societies.

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