CHAPTER 743c
FUNERAL SERVICE CONTRACTS

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Sec. 42-200. Funeral service contract defined.
Sec. 42-201. Funeral service contracts limited to licensed firms and persons.
Sec. 42-205. Funeral service contract not a burial insurance policy.
Sec. 42-206a. Arranging, promoting or selling funeral service contract with intent to defraud.
Sec. 42-206b. Intentional deprivation of services, property or merchandise under funeral service contract.
Sec. 42-206c. Limitation on prosecution.

      Sec. 42-200. Funeral service contract defined. For the purposes of this section and sections 42-201 to 42-206c, inclusive, "funeral service contract" means a contract which requires the payment of money or the delivery of securities in exchange for the final disposition of a dead human body, including funeral, burial or other services, or the furnishing of personal property or funeral merchandise in connection with any such disposition, wherein the use or delivery of such services, property or merchandise is not required immediately.

      (P.A. 85-376, S. 1; P.A. 05-248, S. 7.)

      History: P.A. 05-248 replaced reference to Sec. 42-206 with Sec. 42-206c and made a technical change.

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      Sec. 42-201. Funeral service contracts limited to licensed firms and persons. No person, firm or corporation shall enter into a funeral service contract to provide such services, property or merchandise unless such person, firm or corporation is licensed in accordance with the provisions of chapter 385. No person may arrange, promote or sell any funeral service contract on behalf of a funeral service establishment unless such person is an embalmer or funeral director licensed in accordance with the provisions of chapter 385. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

      (P.A. 85-376, S. 2; P.A. 05-248, S. 3.)

      History:. P.A. 05-248 added provision making violation of section a class A misdemeanor.

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      Sec. 42-205. Funeral service contract not a burial insurance policy. A funeral service contract shall not be deemed a burial insurance policy under section 38a-464.

      (P.A. 85-376, S. 6; P.A. 05-288, S. 146.)

      History: P.A. 05-288 made a technical change, effective July 13, 2005.

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      Sec. 42-206a. Arranging, promoting or selling funeral service contract with intent to defraud. Any person who arranges, promotes or sells a funeral service contract with the intent to defraud another person shall be guilty of a class D felony.

      (P.A. 05-248, S. 4.)

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      Sec. 42-206b. Intentional deprivation of services, property or merchandise under funeral service contract. Any person who enters into a funeral service contract and intentionally deprives the beneficiary of such contract or the estate or heirs of such beneficiary of the services, personal property or merchandise contracted for shall be guilty of a class D felony.

      (P.A. 05-248, S. 5.)

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      Sec. 42-206c. Limitation on prosecution. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 54-193, no person may be prosecuted for an offense under section 42-206a or 42-206b except within five years from the date of death of the beneficiary of the funeral service contract or within five years from the date the victim notifies any police officer or state's attorney acting in such police officer's or state's attorney's official capacity of the commission of such offense, whichever is earlier.

      (P.A. 05-248, S. 6.)

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