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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 497
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F.S. 497.278
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 require any person or firm that delivers, installs, places, or sets a monument to show proof of liability insurance coverage and, if required by law, workers’ compensation insurance coverage. However, a cemetery company may not set liability insurance coverage limits or require any person or firm to obtain any form of bond or surety, or make any form of pledge, deposit, or monetary guarantee, as a condition for entry on or access to cemetery property. 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; s. 14, ch. 2010-125.
Note.Former s. 559.406; s. 497.041; s. 497.317.