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Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 497
FUNERAL, CEMETERY, AND CONSUMER SERVICES
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F.S. 497.460
497.460 Payment of funds upon death of named beneficiary.Disbursements of funds discharging any preneed contract fulfilled after September 30, 1993, shall be made by the trustee to the preneed licensee upon receipt of a certified copy of the death certificate of the contract beneficiary or satisfactory evidence as established by rule of the licensing authority that the preneed contract has been performed in whole or in part. However, if the contract is only partially performed, the disbursement shall only cover the fair market value of that portion of the contract performed. In the event of any contract default by the contract purchaser, or in the event that the funeral merchandise or service or burial merchandise or service contracted for is not provided or is not desired by the legally authorized person, the trustee shall return, within 30 days after its receipt of a written request therefor, funds paid on the contract to the preneed licensee or to its assigns, subject to s. 497.459.
History.s. 9, ch. 28211, 1953; s. 11, ch. 65-393; s. 7, ch. 77-438; s. 2, ch. 78-276; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 8, 31, 32, ch. 83-316; s. 11, ch. 88-139; ss. 100, 122, ch. 93-399; s. 24, ch. 96-400; s. 109, ch. 2004-301; s. 23, ch. 2016-172.
Note.Former s. 639.14; s. 497.421.