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Title XXVIII CONTRACTS AND CONTRACTUAL RELATIONS

Chapter 436

Effective - 28 Aug 2009 bottom

  436.500.  Sale of business assets by seller, report to board required, contents. — 1.  A seller that intends to sell or otherwise dispose of all or a majority of its business assets or its stock shall notify the board at least sixty days prior to selling or otherwise disposing of its assets or stock, or ceasing to do business as a seller, and shall file a notification report on a form established by the board.

  2.  The report required by this section shall include:

  (1)  A notarized and signed statement from the person assuming or agreeing to assume the obligations of the seller indicating that the assuming seller has been provided with a copy of the seller's final annual report and has consented to assuming the outstanding obligations of the seller;

  (2)  In lieu of the notarized statement required by subdivision (1) of this subsection, the seller may file a plan detailing how the assets of the seller will be set aside and used to service all outstanding preneed contracts sold by the seller; and

  (3)  Any other information required by any other applicable statute or regulation enacted pursuant to state or federal law.

  3.  Within thirty days after assuming the obligations of a seller under this section, the assuming seller shall:

  (1)  Notify each provider in writing that the former seller has sold or disposed of its assets or stock or has ceased doing business; and

  (2)  Provide written notification to the purchasers of each preneed contract assumed by the seller indicating that the former seller has transferred ownership or has ceased doing business.

  4.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the board to audit, inspect, investigate, examine, or edit the books and records of a seller subject to the provisions of this section nor shall this section be construed to amend, rescind, or supersede any duty imposed on, or due diligence required of, an entity assuming the obligations of the seller.

  5.  The office of the attorney general shall have the authority to initiate legal action to compel or otherwise ensure compliance with this section by a former provider licensee.

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(L. 2009 S.B. 1)


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