90th General Assembly
Summary of HB2701
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Short description: 
FUNERAL-BURIAL-OUTER CONTAINER                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Illinois Funeral or Burial Funds Act to  specify  that      
   outer  burial  containers  may be included in sales contracts executed      
   under the Illinois Pre-Need  Cemetery  Sales  Act.   Establishes  when      
   delivery  of outer burial containers is deemed to have occurred.  Sets      
   forth requirements imposed on warehouse facilities  to  which  sellers      
   deliver  outer  burial  containers.    Requires  sellers  of  pre-need      
   contracts  to  pay  $5  for each pre-need contract entered into, to be      
   deposited into  the  Funeral  Consumer  Protection  Fund  for  use  in      
   providing restitution to consumers who suffer a pecuniary loss arising      
   out  of  a  pre-need  contract. Provides for service of process on the      
   Comptroller for actions against a foreign warehouse facility.   Amends      
   the  Illinois  Pre-Need  Cemetery  Sales  Act  to include outer burial      
   containers among the cemetery merchandise that may  be  offered  in  a      
   pre-need  sales contract under the Act.  Provides that 85% of proceeds      
   received  for  the  purchase  of  outer  burial  containers  shall  be      
   deposited into one or more trust funds.  Effective January 1, 1999.         
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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