In this article:
(1) "Authorized person" means:
(A) A family member, close friend or descendant of a deceased person;
(B) A cemetery plot owner;
(C) A person who has the written permission of a family member or descendant of a deceased person to enter the property solely for the purpose of installing monuments or grave markers or preparing the cemetery plot for burying a deceased person by those granted rights of burial to that plot; or
(D) A person engaged in genealogy research.
(2) "Governmental subdivision" means any county commission or municipality.
(3) "Reasonable ingress and egress" or "reasonable access"
means access to the cemetery or grave site within ten days of the
receipt of written notice of the intent to visit the cemetery or
grave site. If the property owner cannot provide reasonable access
to the cemetery or grave site on the desired date, the property
owner shall provide reasonable alternative dates when the property
owner can provide access within five days of the receipt of the
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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