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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: August 21, 2014 12:10 PM
From: Representative Nicholas A. Micozzie
To: All House members
Subject: Co-sponsorship - Amend the Future Interment Law
 
In the near future I will be introducing legislation to amend the Cemetery and Funeral Merchandise Trust Fund Law, commonly referred to as the Future Interment Law, to better protect consumers.

Currently, the Cemetery and Funeral Merchandise Trust Fund Law (Act 459 of 1963) requires sellers of funeral services and merchandise that are to be delivered at a future date, to deposit 70% of the purchase price into a trust fund account. My legislation will better protect consumers by requiring 100% of the purchase price be placed in trust, provide for return of all funds including interest earned if the purchaser cancels the contract prior to performance and add to the fund trustee reporting requirements. These changes will help protect the increasing number of individuals who chose to enter "pre-need" contracts for funeral services and merchandise.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Thank you.



Introduced as HB2458