In March, 2008, Mayor Gerard Lalanne pushed the governing council in the village of Sarpourenx (southwest France) to pass an ordinance that read in part: “All persons not having a plot in the cemetery and wishing to be buried in Sarpourenx are forbidden from dying in the parish. Offenders will be severely punished.” The good folks of Sarpourenx had a problem – the town cemetery had no more room.
I’m not sure how you severely punish dead people, but perhaps the mayor had more pull than anyone realized.
I do know this. I read about a cemetery that had at least one tomb empty.
He is risen!