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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 497
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F.S. 497.276
497.276 Records.
(1) A record shall be kept of every burial in the cemetery of a cemetery company, showing the date of burial and the name of the person buried, together with lot, plot, and space in which the burial was made. All financial records of the cemetery company shall be available at its principal place of business in this state and shall be readily available at all reasonable times for examination by the department.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1), the licensing authority may, upon request, authorize a cemetery company to maintain its financial records at a location other than its principal place of business and may, if necessary, require the company to make its books, accounts, records, and documents available at a reasonable and convenient location in this state.
(3) The licensing authority may prescribe by rule the minimum information to be shown in the books, accounts, records, and documents of a cemetery company to enable the department to determine the company‚Äôs compliance with this chapter, and may prescribe financial statements that shall be prepared annually by licensed cemetery companies.
History.s. 9, ch. 59-363; s. 4, ch. 65-288; ss. 12, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 15, 39, 40, ch. 80-238; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; s. 1, ch. 89-8; ss. 69, 122, ch. 93-399; s. 58, ch. 2004-301.
Note.Former s. 559.38; s. 497.035; s. 497.309.