Governor Snyder has signed a bill into law that updates who can administer the oath of office for state representatives and senators to include the secretary of the Michigan Senate and clerk of the Michigan House of Representatives.

The bill removes chancellor or chief justice of Michigan’s chancery court, which has not existed in Michigan since 1847, when chancery courts were replaced with circuit courts.

The governor also signed a bill that gives cemetery owners the ability to recover burial rights for abandoned burial plots.

Under the bill, cemetery owners can re-sell burial plots if no contact has been made with the cemetery owner for 60 years.

Prior to certifying burial rights abandoned, the cemetery must post a written notice of intent and attempt to contact the owner.

-Michigan Radio Network