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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. 497.389
497.389 Funeral establishments; cash advance accounts; escrow refund accounts.
(1) Funeral establishments may elect to maintain special, segregated bank accounts to be used in conjunction with making cash advances to vendors. The money in such accounts may be used by the funeral establishments to pay third-party vendors when such amounts must be paid before the funeral establishment has been paid by the purchaser.
(2) Funeral establishments may elect to maintain special, segregated escrow accounts to be used in conjunction with making cash refunds to their purchasers. A funeral establishment may deposit in such accounts any amounts paid by its purchasers that were in excess of the actual funeral costs incurred and cash advances made by the funeral establishment.
History.s. 32, ch. 93-399; s. 94, ch. 2004-301.
Note.Former s. 470.0375.