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  214.335.  Contributions to endowed care fund for memorial or monument — deficiency, effect of. — 1.  Any endowed care cemetery may require a contribution to the endowed care fund or to a separate memorial care fund for each memorial or monument installed on a grave in the cemetery.  Such contribution, if required by a cemetery, shall not exceed twenty cents per square inch of base area, and shall be charged on every installation regardless of the person performing the installation.  Each contribution made pursuant to a contract or agreement entered into after August 28, 1990, shall be entrusted and administered pursuant to sections 214.270 to 214.410 for the endowed care fund.  Each contribution made pursuant to a contract or agreement entered into before August 28, 1990, shall be governed by the law in effect at the time the contract or agreement was entered into.

  2.  If the deposits to any endowed care trust fund are less than the total sum required to be set aside and deposited since the effective date of such sections, the cemetery operator shall correct such deficiency by depositing not less than twenty percent of such deficiency each year for five years and shall file, on the form provided by the division, a statement outlining the date and amount such deposits were made.  If the cemetery operator fails to correct the deficiency with respect to funds maintained under section 214.330, the cemetery operator shall thereafter not represent the cemetery as an endowed care cemetery.  Any funds held in the cemetery's endowed care trust shall continue to be used for endowed care for that cemetery.  The cemetery operator shall remain subject to the provisions of sections 214.270 to 214.410 for any cemetery or any section of the cemetery for which endowed care payments have been collected, subject to the penalties contained in section 214.410, and civil actions, as well as subject to any regulations promulgated by the division.  For purposes of this section, the term "deficiency" shall mean a deficiency in the amount required to be deposited pursuant to subsection 1 of this section, or a deficiency created by disbursements in excess of what is permitted under section 214.330 and shall not include or be affected by deficiencies or shortages caused by the fluctuating value of investments.

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(L. 1990 H.B. 1079, A.L. 1994 S.B. 496, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1692, et al. merged with H.B. 2226, et al. merged with S.B. 754)


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