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RULE §71.3Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Cemetery--The Texas State Cemetery burial grounds, including the Cemetery Annex, for those individuals who are eligible under Texas Government Code, §2165.256. The Texas Legislature established the Cemetery in 1851.

  (2) Cemetery Annex--The Texas State Cemetery Annex is approximately 46.19 acres and more specifically described in Texas Government Code, §2165.256(b). The Texas State Cemetery Annex is located near the intersection of Bull Creek Road and 45th Street in Austin, Texas and is dedicated for cemetery purposes.

  (3) Cenotaph--A monument erected in honor of an individual eligible for burial in the Cemetery whose remains are buried elsewhere.

  (4) Columbarium Wall--The wall of niches, divided into separate East and West sections, reserved for a person's cremains.

  (5) Committee--The Texas State Cemetery Committee is the committee charged with the operations of and jurisdiction over the Cemetery and Cemetery Annex. Members consist of three voting gubernatorial appointees serving staggered terms and three non-voting advisory members, one each from the Texas Facilities Commission, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the Texas Historical Commission.

  (6) Cremains--That which is left after incineration of a person after death.

  (7) Interment--The burial of a person's remains or cremains within a cemetery.

  (8) Interred--To put into a grave; buried.

  (9) Monument--Any marker, headstone, gravestone, grave marker, tablet, memorial, columbarium, urn, niche, niche panel, ledger stone, boulder or any other structure, memorial of granite, marble or other material intended to commemorate the deceased.

  (10) Remains--That which is left of a person after death; a corpse.

Source Note: The provisions of this §71.3 adopted to be effective November 26, 1998, 23 TexReg 11795; amended to be effective July 27, 2000, 25 TexReg 6977; amended to be effective July 8, 2010, 35 TexReg 5817

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