After paying for its land, a cemetery company or association shall apply all its receipts and income, whether from sale of lots, from donations, or otherwise, exclusively to laying out, preserving, protecting, and embellishing the cemetery and avenues within it or leading to it, to the erection of buildings necessary or appropriate for cemetery purposes, and to paying the necessary expenses of the cemetery company or association. No debts shall be incurred by the cemetery company or association except for purchasing, laying out, inclosing, and embellishing the ground, buildings necessary or appropriate for cemetery purposes, and avenues, for which purposes it may contract debts to be paid out of future receipts. For purposes of this section, buildings appropriate for cemetery purposes include, but are not limited to, buildings for crematory facilities, funeral homes, and other buildings intended to produce income for the cemetery company or association.
No part of the funds of a cemetery company or association, or of the proceeds of land sold by it, shall ever be divided among its stockholders or lot owners, and all its funds shall be used exclusively for the purposes of the company or association as specified in this section, or invested in a fund the income of which shall be so used and appropriated.
Effective Date: 10-20-1999 .