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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. 497.457
497.457 Ownership of proceeds received on contracts.
(1) Subject to the provisions of this chapter, all funds paid pursuant to a preneed contract by a purchaser to a preneed licensee shall be the sole property of, and within the full dominion and control of, said preneed licensee.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this chapter, the relationship between the purchaser of a preneed contract and a preneed licensee shall be deemed for all purposes as a debtor-creditor relationship.
History.ss. 8, 17, ch. 88-139; ss. 97, 122, ch. 93-399; s. 106, ch. 2004-301.
Note.Former s. 639.109; s. 497.415.