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§ 5-705. Requirements of trust fund

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Regulation

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Regulation (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Cemeteries (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Preneed Burial Contracts (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 5-705
§ 5-705. Requirements of trust fund
(a)(1) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a seller shall put in trust the second 50% of the total preneed burial contract price as the seller receives payments from the buyer.
(2) Within 30 days after receipt of the last payment, the seller shall deposit an additional amount to make the balance in the trust account equal to 55% of the total contract price.
(b) A seller shall put in trust an amount from the payment that is equal to 80% of the selling price of any casket or casket vault sold under the preneed burial contract.
(c) This section does not apply to:
(1) a preneed burial contract under which all preneed goods and preneed services, other than dates, scrolls, and other additions that represent not more than 10% of the total contract price, must be delivered or performed within 120 days after receipt of 50% of the total contract price; or
(2) money that a seller receives for preneed goods or preneed services to be delivered or performed within 120 days after receipt of any payment on account of the sale, if the buyer's obligation for these preneed goods or preneed services is separately itemized.

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Acts 1992, c. 4, § 2; renumbered from Business Regulation § 5-405 by Acts 1997, c. 675, § 1, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 1997, c. 675, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1997.
Formerly Art. 23, § 165B.
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 5-705, MD BUS REG § 5-705
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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