Ohio veteran finds wife’s grave in ‘unacceptable’ condition

Ossie Tacket is an 89-year-old military veteran battling prostate cancer.

Source: Ohio veteran finds wife’s grave in ‘unacceptable’ condition

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“The Ohio Department of Commerce is in charge of overseeing the enforcement of the laws related to cemeteries and released this statement today:

The oversight of Ohio’s cemeteries is a responsibility we take seriously. The passage of House Bill 168 helps by giving the Division more authority to assist in cemetery complaints and ensuring that cemeteries are complying with Ohio Cemetery Law. Additionally, a grant program will be established through this passage, which will offset some of the maintenance and training costs associated with operating a cemetery. Our team is hard at work formulating the guidelines for the implementation of this new law, specifically the Cemetery Grant Program.

Like most bills, the new law goes into effect 90 days after the Governor signs it.

Unfortunately, the law will have no immediate impact for the Tacket’s current situation. However, it should make it so things like what happened to them do not happen to other families.”

Floral Hills has been in legal disputes for years, ever since the sale of the cemetery.

Tacket says, the original owners he purchased the plot, vault, headstone and plaque from were wonderful people who cared about the cemetery.

He says it has gone downhill since the sale.

A volunteer has been trying to maintain the cemetery as the legal disputes have not been settled.

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House Bill 168 to Modify Ohio Cemetery Law will be on the Agenda for a Proponent Hearing on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by the Ohio Senate Finance Committee at 2:30PM in the Ohio Senate Finance Hearing Room

Source: House Bill 168 to Modify Ohio Cemetery Law will be on the Agenda for a Proponent Hearing on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by the Ohio Senate Finance Committee at 2:30PM in the Ohio Senate Finance Hearing Room

The hearing for proponent testimonies regarding HB 168 to modify cemetery law will be on Tuesday, January 30th at 2:30 PM in the Senate Finance Hearing Room.

Please see the information below for how to submit your written testimony on behalf of the passage of Ohio HB/SB 168 to Modify Cemetery Law and the witness form that needs to be completed and sent along with it to the email address provided in the communication, if you are not attending the event in person.

**** Note, if not attending in person — the proponent testimony deadline is Monday, January 29th by 2:30p.m., and testimony is submitted in writing to:

Allie Harris at her email address provided below.

Also, a completed witness slip needs to be emailed as well with the testimony as a proponent for HB 168.

A copy of a blank witness slip is provided below that can be completed, scanned, and attached in an email with a proponent testimony..:

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From:

Allie Harris
Legislative Aide
Ohio Senator Scott Oelslager | 29th District
The Ohio Statehouse
Allie.Harris@OhioSenate.gov
Phone: 614.466.0626

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“We will be hearing proponent testimony regarding HB 168 during committee on Tuesday, January 30th at 2:30 PM in the Senate Finance Hearing Room.


You are more than welcome to submit written testimony and/or present oral testimony in person during committee.

In case you would like to submit testimony, I’ve attached to this email a copy of the Finance Committee Witness Slip, which needs to be filled out and returned with your testimony.

If you wish to submit written testimony, it needs to be sent to me (allie.harris@ohiosenate.gov) by 2:30 PM on Monday, January 29th, along with the completed witness slip.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at 614-466-0626, or email at allie.harris@ohiosenate.gov

I would be more than happy to walk you through the submission process if you need guidance, or if you have any questions regarding Finance Committee.”

Thanks,

Allie Harris
Legislative Aide
Ohio Senator Scott Oelslager | 29th District
The Ohio Statehouse
Allie.Harris@OhioSenate.gov
Phone: 614.466.0626

Summary (2017-11-15) Modify cemetery law [Refer to Committee: Finance]