September 26, 2016
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo just signed legislation that allows the state's residents to be buried with their pets in the same cemetery.
"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."
According to WKBW, the new law permits burials of people with their cremated pet with the cemetery's written consent. Cemeteries must 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.
Cemeteries owned or operated by religious associations or societies are exempt from the law.