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2007 Florida Statutes

Section 497.278, Florida Statutes 2007

497.278  Monuments; installation fees.--

(1)  No cemetery company may charge a fee for the installation of a monument purchased or obtained from and to be installed by a person or firm other than the cemetery company or its agents.

(2)  To verify that a monument is installed on the proper grave in accordance with cemetery bylaws, rules, or regulations, the cemetery company shall mark the place on the grave where the marker or monument is to be installed and shall inspect the installation when completed. Nothing in this subsection is intended to imply or require that a cemetery company shall have to lay out or engineer a grave site or grave sites for the installation of a marker or monument.

(3)  A cemetery company may not require any person or firm that installs, places, or sets a monument to obtain any form of insurance, bond, or surety or make any form of pledge, deposit, or monetary guarantee as a condition for entry on or access to cemetery property.

History.--ss. 19, 40, ch. 80-238; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; s. 11, ch. 85-202; s. 3, ch. 88-227; s. 1, ch. 89-8; ss. 71, 122, ch. 93-399; s. 60, ch. 2004-301.

Note.--Former s. 559.406; s. 497.041; s. 497.317.