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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 214

< > Effective - 28 Aug 2009, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  214.387.  Burial merchandise, deferral of delivery, when — authorized withdrawals. — 1. Upon written instructions from the purchaser of burial merchandise or burial services set forth in a cemetery prearranged contract, a cemetery may defer delivery of such burial merchandise or a warehouse receipt for the same under section 214.385, or performance of services, to a date designated by the purchaser, provided the cemetery operator, after deducting sales and administrative costs not to exceed twenty percent of the purchase price, deposits the remaining portion of the purchase price into an escrow or trust account as herein provided, within sixty days following receipt of payment from the purchaser. Funds so deposited pursuant to this section shall be maintained in such account until delivery of the property or the performance of services is made or the contract for the purchase of such property or services is canceled. The account is subject to inspection, examination or audit by the division. No withdrawals may be made from the escrow or trust account established pursuant to this section except as herein provided.

  2. Upon written instructions from the purchaser of an interment, entombment, or inurnment cemetery service, a cemetery may defer performance of such service to a date designated by the purchaser, provided the cemetery operator, within forty-five days of the date the agreement is paid in full, deposits from its own funds an amount equal to eighty percent of the published retail price into a trusteed account. Funds deposited in a trusteed account pursuant to this section and section 214.385 shall be maintained in such account until delivery of the service is made or the agreement for the purchase of the service is canceled. No withdrawals may be made from the trusteed account established pursuant to this section and section 214.385 except as provided herein. Money in this account shall be invested utilizing the prudent man theory and is subject to audit by the division. Names and addresses of depositories of such money shall be submitted with the annual report.

  3. Upon the delivery of the interment*, entombment, or inurnment cemetery service agreed upon by the cemetery or its agent, or the cancellation of the agreement for the purchase of such service, the cemetery operator may withdraw from the trusteed account an amount equal to (i) the market value of the trusteed account based on the most recent account statement issued to the cemetery operator, times (ii) the ratio the service's deposit in the account bears to the aggregate deposit of all services which are paid in full but not delivered. The trusteed account may be inspected or audited by the division.

  4. The provisions of this section shall apply to all agreements entered into after August 28, 2002.

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(L. 1994 S.B. 496 § 214.385 subsec. 2 subdivs. (b), (c), (d) merged with S.B. 701, A.L. 2002 S.B. 892 , A.L. 2009 S.B. 296)

*Word "internment" appears in original rolls.


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