Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
 

JavaScript Is Not Enabled alert

You need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilise the full functionality of this website.

How to enable JavaScript in your browser






firefox Mozilla Firefox

  1. In the address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
  2. Click "I'll be careful, I promise" if a warning message appears.
  3. In the search box, search for javascript.enabled
  4. Toggle the "javascript.enabled" preference (right-click and select "Toggle" or double-click the preference) to change the value from "false" to "true".
  5. Click on the "Reload current page" button of the web browser to refresh the page.
  • 1. In the address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
  • 2. Click "I'll be careful, I promise" if a warning message appears.
  • 3. In the search box, search for javascript.enabled
  • 4. Toggle the "javascript.enabled" preference (right-click and select "Toggle" or double-click the preference) to change the value from "false" to "true".
  • 5. Click on the "Reload current page" button of the web browser to refresh the page.




ie Internet Explorer

  1. On web browser menu click "Tools" icon and select "Internet Options".
  2. In the "Internet Options" window select the "Security" tab.
  3. On the "Security" tab click on the "Custom level..." button.
  4. When the "Security Settings - Internet Zone" dialog window opens, look for the "Scripting" section.
  5. In the "Active Scripting" item select "Enable".
  6. When the "Warning!" window pops out asking "Are you sure you want to change the settings for this zone?" select "Yes".
  7. In the "Internet Options" window click on the "OK" button to close it.
  8. Click on the "Refresh" button of the web browser to refresh the page.
  • 1. ie9 01
  • 2. ie9 02
  • 3. ie9 03
  • 4. ie9 04
  • 5. ie9 05
  • 6. ie9 06
  • 7. ie9 07
  • 8. ie9 08
 Internet Explorer < 9
  1. On web browser menu click "Tools" and select "Internet Options"
  2. In the "Internet Options" window select the "Security" tab.
  3. On the "Security" tab click on the "Custom level..." button.
  4. When the "Security Settings - Internet Zone" dialog window opens, look for the "Scripting" section.
  5. In the "Active Scripting" item select "Enable".
  6. When the "Warning!" window pops out asking "Are you sure you want to change the settings for this zone?" select "Yes".
  7. In the "Internet Options" window click on the "OK" button to close it.
  8. Click on the "Refresh" button of the web browser to refresh the page.
  • 1. ie 01
  • 2. ie 02
  • 3. ie 03
  • 4. ie 04
  • 5. ie 05
  • 6. ie 06
  • 7. ie 07
  • 8. ie 08




chrome Google Chrome

  1. On the web browser menu click on the "Customize and control Google Chrome" and select "Settings".
  2. In the "Settings" section click on the "Show advanced settings..."
  3. Under the the "Privacy" click on the "Content settings...".
  4. When the dialog window opens, look for the "JavaScript" section and select "Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended)".
  5. Click on the "OK" button to close it.
  6. Close the "Settings" tab.
  7. Click on the "Reload this page" button of the web browser to refresh the page.
  • 1. chrome 01
  • 2. chrome 02
  • 3. chrome 03
  • 4. chrome 04
  • 5. chrome 05
  • 6. chrome 06
  • 7. chrome 07




opera Opera

  • 1. a) Click on "Menu", hover mouse on the "Settings" then hover mouse on the "Quick preferences" and mark the "Enable Javascript" checkbox.
  • 1. b) If "Menu bar" is shown click on the "Tools", hover mouse on the "Quick preferences" and mark the "Enable Javascript" checkbox.
1. a) opera10 a 1. b) opera10 b




safari Apple Safari

  1. On the web browser menu click on the "Edit" and select "Preferences".
  2. In the "Preferences" window select the "Security" tab.
  3. In the "Security" tab section "Web content" mark the "Enable JavaScript" checkbox.
  4. Click on the "Reload the current page" button of the web browser to refresh the page.
  • 1. safari 01
  • 2. safari 02
  • 3. safari 03
  • 4. safari 04
<xmp>.</xmp> <form name="form1" method="post" action="590-3-5?urlRedirected=yes&amp;data=admin&amp;lookingfor=590-3-5" id="form1"> <input type="hidden" name="__VIEWSTATE" id="__VIEWSTATE" value="/wEPDwUKLTY5ODkwOTM2Nw8WAh4Ec3BhbQIIFgJmD2QWAgIFDw8WAh4EVGV4dAUFNCArIDRkZGRgU9H3A/Mr4byiUsilUCVvqg1v/w==" /> <input type="hidden" name="__VIEWSTATEGENERATOR" id="__VIEWSTATEGENERATOR" value="EEBB6393" /> <input type="hidden" name="__EVENTVALIDATION" id="__EVENTVALIDATION" value="/wEWCALf4dGzAQLniKOhBALV5cpNAoa5iIEFAoznisYGAsrv5u0MAsrv4u0MAsrv3u0MFrH6xR7f/6v6keQiBbPEVTOxyE8=" /> <div class='popup'> <div class='cnt223'> <div style="margin-bottom:6px;"> <img alt="Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia" src="/images/new.gif"/> </div> <div class="header"> Terms and Conditions of Agreement for Access to Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Website </div> <div class="scroll"> <p>(Note: certain features of this site have been disabled for the general public to prevent digital piracy. If you are an entitled government entity pursuant the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act, <a target="_new" href="http://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/GA/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-7&amp;title=50&amp;#50-13-7(d)">O.C.G.A.§ 50-13-7(d)</a> contact the State of Georgia's Administrative Procedures Division at 678-364-3785 to enable these features for your location.)</p> <p>To access this website, you must agree to the following: </p> <p> These terms of use are a contract between you and/or your employer (if any), and Lawriter, LLC. </p> <p> You agree that you will not copy, print, or download anything from this website for any commercial use. </p> <p> You agree not to use any web crawler, scraper, or other robot or automated program or device to obtain data from the website.</p> <p> You agree that you will not sell, will not license, and will not otherwise make available in exchange for anything of value, anything that you download, print, or copy from this site.</p> <p> You agree that you will not copy, print, or download any portion of the regulations posted on this site exceeding a single chapter of regulations for sale, license, or other transfer to a third party, except that you may quote a reasonable portion of the regulations in the course of rendering professional advice.</p> <p> If you violate this agreement, or if you access or use this website in violation of this agreement, you agree that Lawriter will suffer damages of at least $20,000. </p> <p> THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." THE STATE OF GEORGIA AND LAWRITER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ARE NOT LIABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY ERRORS IN INACCURACIES CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE. </p> <p> If you accept these terms enter the information below and click “I AGREE”.</p> </div> <table border="0" style="width: 810px"> <tr> </tr> <tr> <td style="vertical-align: text-top; width: 243px;"> Full Name:</td> <td style="width: 532px; vertical-align:super;"> <input name="firstName" type="text" id="firstName" class="txt" /> <span id="lbl_fname"><font color="Red"></font></span> </td> </tr> <tr><td style="width: 243px"> Human verification: <b> <span id="lblStopSpam">4 + 4</span>&nbsp;= </b></td><td style="width: 532px"> <input name="captcha" type="text" id="captcha" class="txt" /> <span id="lbl_captcha"><font color="Red"></font></span> &nbsp; <input name="sum" type="hidden" id="sum" value="8" /> </td></tr> </table> <input type="submit" name="Button1" value="I AGREE" id="Button1" disabled="disabled" /> <span id="alrtmsg"><font color="Red"></font></span> <input name="v1" type="hidden" id="v1" /> <input name="v2" type="hidden" id="v2" /> <input name="v3" type="hidden" id="v3" /> <p>Privacy Policy: the above information is for internal use only as related to this agreement and will not be sold or distributed.</p> </div> </div> </form> <html> <head runat="server"> <title>GA - GAC</title> <link href="_files/main.css" media="all" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <link href="_files/treeview_old.css" media="all" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <link href="/_files/popup.css" media="all" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/treeview.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/jquery-1.8.0.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/popup.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.8.2.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8/jquery.min.js" /> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/jquery.popup.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/jquery.popup.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/_files/ValidateForm.js"></script> <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.js"></script> <link href="/_files/enablejs.css" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <link href="/_files/forJavascript.css" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css"> .collapse{background-image:url('/images/expcoll_right.png');} .expand{background-image:url('/images/expcoll_down.png');} </style> <script type="text/javascript"> $(document).ready(function(){ $("#History-parent").click(function(){ $("#History-Childs").toggle(); if ($('#History-parent img').hasClass('expand')) { $('#History-parent img').addClass('collapse'); $('#History-parent img').removeClass('expand'); $('#History-parent img').attr('src', '/images/expcoll_right.png'); } else { $('#History-parent img').removeClass('collapse'); $('#History-parent img').addClass('expand'); $('#History-parent img').attr('src', '/images/expcoll_down.png'); } }); $("#History-Childs").hide(); var tocnode=document.getElementById('toc-children'); if (tocnode != null) { if(tocnode.childNodes.length != 0) { document.getElementById("doc-content").style.width="72%"; document.getElementById("toc").style.width="21%"; document.getElementById("toc").style.padding="10px"; } else { document.getElementById('toc').style.display="none"; } } }); function fnsetRDVal(id) { if (id=="y") { document.getElementById("y").value="yes" document.getElementById("n").value="" } else { document.getElementById("n").value="no" document.getElementById("y").value="" } } </script> <script type="text/javascript"> function TermsCon() { var overlay = $('<div id="overlay"></div>'); overlay.show(); overlay.appendTo(document.body); $('.popup2').show(); $('#btnAgree').click(function () { $('.popup2').hide(); $("#overlay").hide(); overlay.appendTo(document.body).remove(); }); $("#btnprint").click(function () { var contents = $("#popupterms").html(); var frame1 = $('<iframe />'); frame1[0].name = "frame1"; frame1.css({ "position": "absolute", "top": "-1000000px" }); $("body").append(frame1); var frameDoc = frame1[0].contentWindow ? frame1[0].contentWindow : frame1[0].contentDocument.document ? frame1[0].contentDocument.document : frame1[0].contentDocument; frameDoc.document.open(); //Create a new HTML document. frameDoc.document.write('<html><head>'); frameDoc.document.write('</head><body>'); //Append the external CSS file. frameDoc.document.write('<link href="_files/popup.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />'); //Append the DIV contents. frameDoc.document.write(contents); frameDoc.document.write('</body></html>'); frameDoc.document.close(); setTimeout(function () { window.frames["frame1"].focus(); window.frames["frame1"].print(); frame1.remove(); }, 500); }); // alert("Because you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions for Access, you must cease accessing and/or using this website and destroy all material obtained from this website without your agreement."); // $('.popup2').show(); } </script> </head> <body> <div class="popup2"> <div class='cnt2231' id="popupterms"> <div style="margin-bottom: 6px;"> <img alt="Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia" src="/images/new.gif" /> </div> <div class="header"> Terms and Conditions of Agreement for Access to Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Website </div> <div class="scroll" style="height:100%;"> <p>(Note: certain features of this site have been disabled for the general public to prevent digital piracy. If you are an entitled government entity pursuant the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act, <a target="_new" href="http://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/GA/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-7&amp;title=50&amp;#50-13-7(d)">O.C.G.A.§ 50-13-7(d)</a> contact the State of Georgia's Administrative Procedures Division at 678-364-3785 to enable these features for your location.)</p> <p>To access this website, you must agree to the following: </p> <p> These terms of use are a contract between you and/or your employer (if any), and Lawriter, LLC. </p> <p> You agree not to use any web crawler, scraper, or other robot or automated program or device to obtain data from the website. </p> <p> You agree that you will not sell or license anything that you download, print, or copy from this website.</p> <p> THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." THE STATE OF GEORGIA AND LAWRITER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ARE NOT LIABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY ERRORS IN INACCURACIES CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE. </p> <p> By accessing and/or using this website, you agree to the terms and conditions above. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions above, you must cease accessing and/or using this website and destroy all material obtained from this website without your agreement. </p> </div> </div> <div class="modal-footer"> <input type="button" name="btnAgree" value="Close" id="btnAgree" class="btn-blue noprint" /> <input type="button" name="btnprint" value="Print" id="btnprint" class="btn-blue noprint" /> </div> </div> </div> <div id="main" class="noprint"> <!--class="noprint"--> <div id="header" class="noprint"> <div class="container"> <div class="terms"> NOTICE OF TERMS OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE. By accessing and/or using this website, you agree to the following <a onclick="javascript:TermsCon();" style="text-decoration: underline">terms and conditions.</a> </div> <div class="content"> <div id="logo"> <!--<a href="../" title="Home"><img alt="Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia" src="/images/garr_logo.gif" /></a>--> <!--<span id="georgia"><a href="/">Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia</a></span>--> <a href="../" title="Home"><img alt="Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia" src="/images/ga_rulesreg.gif" /></a> </div> <div id="links"> <a href="../home.aspx" class="constant" title="home">Home</a> | <a href="../gac/" class="constant" title="home">Browse</a> | <a href="../help.aspx" class="constant" title="help">Help</a> | <a href="http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/General/rules_and_regulations" target="_blank" onclick="void(0);" class="constant" title="Georgia SOS">Go to Georgia SOS</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="sidebar"> <div id="full-text-search"> <form class="searchform" action="../search.aspx" method="get" onsubmit="javascript:return fncheckqts();"> <span class="searchHierarchy" style="margin-right:10px;" > <em class="mnemonic">H</em>ierarchy Search:&nbsp; <input onclick="fnsetRDVal(id);" id="y" checked="checked" type="radio" name="hierarchysearch" value="yes" />&nbsp;Y <input onclick="fnsetRDVal(id);" id="n" type="radio" name="hierarchysearch" value="" />&nbsp;N </span> <input id="query" name="query" class="searchfield" value="Search GA R&R...." onfocus="if (this.value == 'Search GA R&R....') {this.value = '';}" onblur="if (this.value == '') {this.value = 'Search GA R&R....';}" type="text" /> <input class="searchbutton" value="Go" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="searchvalue" value="Subject 590-3-5 MERCHANDISE DEALERS" /> <input type="hidden" id="msg" value="REPLACE_MESSAGE" /> <input type="hidden" name="from" value="gac" /> </form> </div> <!--<div id="full-text-search"> <form id="search" action="../search.aspx" method="get" onsubmit="javascript:return fncheckqts();"> <span class="searchHierarchy" style="margin-right:10px;" > <em class="mnemonic">H</em>ierarchy Search:&nbsp; <input onclick="fnsetRDVal(id);" id="y" checked="checked" type="radio" name="hierarchysearch" value="yes" />&nbsp;Y <input onclick="fnsetRDVal(id);" id="n" type="radio" name="hierarchysearch" value="" />&nbsp;N </span> <label for="query" accesskey="s"> <em class="mnemonic">S</em>earch GA R&R: </label><input type="hidden" name="from" value="gac" /> <input id="query" name="query" type="text" /> <input class="submit" value="Go" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" id="msg" value="REPLACE_MESSAGE" /> <input type="hidden" name="searchlevel" value="REPLACE_SEARCHLEVEL" /> <input type="hidden" name="searchvalue" value="Subject 590-3-5 MERCHANDISE DEALERS" /> </form> </div>--> <div id="searchcitation"> <form class="searchform" action="../search.aspx" method="get" onsubmit="javascript:return fnchecks();"> <div> <input id="section" name="section" class="searchfield" value="Go to Citation...." onfocus="if (this.value == 'Go to Citation....') {this.value = '';}" onblur="if (this.value == '') {this.value = 'Go to Citation....';}" type="text" /> <input class="searchbutton" value="Go" type="submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="from" value="gac" /> </div> </form> </div> </div> <HTML xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:msxsl="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt" xmlns:nll="uuid:{D3B28627-934D-41bc-8B7A-0549A8802FE4}"> <HEAD> <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-16"> </HEAD> <div id="infobar"><a href="javascript:;" accesskey="r" Name="Route" title="Route" class="quickkey"><em class="mnemonic">R</em>oute </a>:<div class="searchtips" style="float:right;margin-right:10px;color: rgb(47, 79, 79);"> <a style="text-decoration:none;color: rgb(47, 79, 79);" title="search tips" name="searchtip" href="../help.aspx#searching" target="_blank"><em class="mnemonic">S</em>earch tips</a></div><ul class="breadcrumb"> <li><a href="/GAC" name="GAC" title="GAC">GA R&amp;R</a></li> <li>&raquo; <a href="/GAC/590" title="590">Department 590</a></li> <li>&raquo; <a href="/GAC/590-3" title="590-3">Chapter 590-3</a></li> <li>&raquo; Subject 590-3-5</li> </ul> </div> </div><div id="doc" class="container"> <div id="doc-content" class="content"> <h1><nllsubject>Subject 590-3-5 MERCHANDISE DEALERS</nllsubject></h1> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-3-5-.01" name="590-3-5-.01" title="590-3-5-.01">Rule 590-3-5-.01 Insurance and Bonding Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No merchandise dealer, as a condition of installing merchandise in a perpetual care cemetery, may be required by the cemetery owner or any other person to maintain insurance, bonds or other coverage in excess of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Comprehensive general liability insurance covering premises operation, contractual liability, products and completed operations in the amount of $1,000,000 for each occurrence of bodily injury or property damage, with an aggregate liability limit of $2,000,000.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Automobile liability insurance covering owned, non-owned, borrowed and hired vehicles, in the amount of $1,000,000 for each occurrence of bodily injury or property damage.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the case of a merchandise dealer otherwise required by applicable law to be so insured, worker's compensation and employer's liability insurance in an amount of $100,000 for each accident, with an aggregate limit of $500,000.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cemetery compliance bond in the amount of $10,000 guaranteeing that work performed is in compliance with the cemetery's rules and regulations, providing that no such bond may be required in the event the merchandise dealer maintains the bond described in subparagraph (e) of this paragraph. In lieu of a compliance bond the Secretary of State will accept as evidence of financial responsibility the deposit in trust of: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A certificate of deposit or letter of credit evidencing a deposit with a financial institution in the amount of $10,000 payable to the applicant and assigned to the Secretary of State;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An irrevocable letter of credit addressed to the Secretary of State in the amount of $10,000, insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or other governmental agency, or a state or federally chartered credit union insured under <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=1781&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12 U.S.C. Section 1781</a> of the Federal Credit Union Act and conditioned only upon the rendering of a judgment in which the applicant is found liable for damages; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Obligations of the United States, an agency thereof, or the State of Georgia which mature in not more than one year and has a market value as of the date of deposit of at least $10,000.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As an alternative to the bond described in subparagraph (d) above, the merchandise dealer may post a bond with the Secretary of State in the amount of $25,000, in a form and with a company satisfactory to the Secretary of State, with language providing that the bond will cover the costs of correction of the dealer's failure to install merchandise in accordance with the rules and regulations of the cemeteries in which it has installed merchandise in the event of a finding by the Secretary of State or a court of competent jurisdiction that the dealer is so liable. In lieu of a bond the Secretary of State will accept as evidence of financial responsibility the deposit in trust of: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A certificate of deposit or letter of credit evidencing a deposit with a financial institution in the amount of $25,000 payable to the applicant and assigned to the Secretary of State;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An irrevocable letter of credit addressed to the Secretary of State in the amount of $25,000, insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or other governmental agency, or a state or federally chartered credit union insured under <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=1781&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12 U.S.C. Section 1781</a> of the Federal Credit Union Act and conditioned only upon the rendering of a judgment in which the applicant is found liable for damages; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Obligations of the United States, an agency thereof, or the State of Georgia which mature in not more than one year and has a market value as of the date of deposit of at least $25,000.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Such deposits shall be held for the benefit of all persons to whom the applicant is liable for damages under this rule for a period of one year after such applicant's registration has expired or been revoked; provided, however, such deposits shall not be released at any time while there is an action pending against the applicant (including any direct appeal of such action or an appeal based on a petition for certiorari jurisdiction), of which the Secretary of State has notice, in a court of competent jurisdiction in which it is alleged that the applicant is liable for damages under this rule. Such deposits shall not be released except upon application to and the written order of the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall have no liability for any such release of any deposit or part thereof made by him in good faith. The Secretary of State may designate any regularly constituted state depository having trust powers domiciled in this state as a depository to receive and hold any such deposit. Any such deposit so held shall be at the expense of the applicant. Such depository shall give to the Secretary of State a proper trust and safekeeping receipt upon which the Secretary of State shall give an official receipt to the applicant. The State of Georgia shall be responsible for the safekeeping and return of all deposits made pursuant to this rule. So long as the applicant complies with this rule, the applicant may demand, receive, bring an action for, and recover the income from the securities deposited or may exchange and substitute for the letter of credit or securities deposited or a part thereof, with the approval of the Secretary of State, a letter of credit or securities of the kinds specified in this rule of equivalent or greater value. No judgment creditor or other claimant of the applicant shall levy upon any deposit held pursuant to this rule or upon any part thereof, except as specified in this subsection. Whenever any person shall file an action in a court of competent jurisdiction in which it is alleged that the applicant is liable for damages under this rule, such person, in order to secure his recovery, may give notice to the Secretary of State of such alleged liability and of the amount of damages claimed, after which notice the Secretary of State shall be bound to retain, subject to the order of the Superior Court of Fulton County, as provided in subsection (g) of this rule, a sufficient amount of the deposit to pay the judgment in the action.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event that the applicant prevails in such action and in the event that such deposits have been held by the Secretary of State for a period of at least one year after the applicant's registration has expired or been revoked, then such deposits shall be released to the applicant; provided, however, such deposits shall not be released at any time while there is an action pending against the applicant (including any direct appeal of such action or an appeal based on a petition for certiorari jurisdiction), of which the Secretary of State has notice, in a court of competent jurisdiction in which it is alleged that the applicant is liable for damages under this rule. If a judgment is rendered in such action by which it is determined that the applicant is liable for damages under this rule and the applicant has not paid the judgment within ten days of the date the judgment became final or if the applicant petitions the Supreme Court of the United States to take certiorari jurisdiction over such action and the applicant has not paid the judgment within ten days of the date the Supreme Court of the United States denies certiorari jurisdiction or within ten days of the date the Supreme Court of the United States affirms the judgment, then such person may petition the Superior Court of Fulton County for an order directing the Secretary of State to reduce such deposit or a portion thereof sufficient to pay the judgment to cash or its equivalent and to pay such judgment to the extent the judgment may be satisfied with the proceeds of the deposit. If there shall remain any residue from the deposit and if at least one year has passed since the expiration or revocation of the applicant's registration, the Secretary of State shall pay such residue to the applicant, taking his receipt for the residue, which shall be filed and recorded with the other papers of the case, unless there is an action pending against the applicant (including any direct appeal of such action or an appeal based on a petition for certiorari jurisdiction), of which the Secretary of State has notice, in a court of competent jurisdiction in which it is alleged that the applicant is liable for damages under this rule, in which case the Secretary of State shall hold or dispose of such residue in accordance with the provisions of this subsection relating to the holding or disposing of the entire deposit. If more than one final judgment is rendered against the applicant for violation of this rule, the judgment creditors shall be paid in full from such deposit or residue thereof, to the extent the deposit or residue is sufficient to pay the judgments, in the order in which the judgment creditors petitioned the Superior Court of Fulton County.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Anything in this rule to the contrary notwithstanding, the Secretary of State shall comply with any order of a Georgia or United States court of competent jurisdiction to turn over any deposit held by him or her pursuant to subsection (1)(d) or (1)(e) of this rule or the proceeds from any bond held by him or her pursuant to subsection (1)(d) or (1)(e) of this rule to a trustee or receiver for the use and sole benefit of persons on whose behalf the Secretary of State holds such deposit or proceeds.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No merchandise dealer shall be required to maintain insurance described in subparagraph (b) or (c) of this rule if insurance otherwise maintained provides equivalent coverage.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> With respect to subsection (1)(a), (1)(b), and (1)(c) hereof, in no event shall a cemetery owner require insurance coverage of any type in an amount greater than its own coverage.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No merchandise dealer, as a condition of installing merchandise in a perpetual care cemetery, may be required by the cemetery owner or any other person to provide proof of any insurance required by rule or regulation of the cemetery, as permitted by subsection (1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(c), (1)(d) or (1)(e), more frequently than once per year; provided, however, a cemetery may require a merchandise dealer to provide proof of any material change in coverage five (5) days prior to the installation of merchandise in the cemetery.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-3-5-.02" name="590-3-5-.02" title="590-3-5-.02">Rule 590-3-5-.02 Installation of Merchandise</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A cemetery owner may require that any person engaged in the retail sale of merchandise or merchandise services to consumers who wishes to install, place or set merchandise provide the cemetery with evidence that the person has a valid registration with the Secretary of State. No cemetery owner may refuse to allow a merchandise dealer to install merchandise due to any failure to provide such evidence unless and until the cemetery has obtained confirmation from the Secretary of State that such person is not registered. If a cemetery wishes to require proof that a merchandise dealer has obtained all necessary local or occupational licenses, then the cemetery may require copies of such licenses. No merchandise dealer, as a condition of installing merchandise in a perpetual care cemetery, may be required by the cemetery owner or any other person to provide proof of registration with the Secretary of State or other licenses more frequently than once per year. Provided, however, a cemetery may by rule require a merchandise dealer to provide proof of a change in registration with the Secretary of State or the status of other licenses five (5) days prior to the installation of merchandise in the cemetery.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rules and Regulations. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A cemetery may adopt rules and regulations setting forth reasonable standards for merchandise installed in the cemetery, provided that if a cemetery does adopt such rules and regulations, those rules and regulations shall include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The style and size of merchandise or its foundation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The content and material of which the merchandise and/or foundation is to be constructed;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The locations or gardens in which different merchandise may be installed;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The manner of installation of either a flat or upright monument;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The specific location on the grave for the installation of either flat or upright monuments;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The requirements for the removal and replacement of merchandise in the path that any installation equipment must take to install specific merchandise;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The clean-up necessary after installation; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any limitations on the date or time of installations.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In all cases, a cemetery must comply with its own minimum standards and rules and regulations, or those standards and rules and regulations shall be deemed waived as to any other person. Rules and regulations adopted by the cemetery pursuant to this Rule shall be incorporated in the rules and regulations required to be filed with the Secretary of State pursuant to section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=10-14-4&amp;title=10#10-14-4(b)(1)(E)" target="_newtab">10-14-4(b)(1)(E)</a> of the Act and shall be subject to all other requirements and restrictions imposed by the Act or Rules promulgated thereunder.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a cemetery has a location on its property where it places or stores excess dirt, the installer or merchandise dealer shall be permitted to place excess dirt resulting from an installation in that cemetery at that location.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in this rule shall be construed to allow a cemetery owner or its affiliates to have exclusive rights to merchandise construction or installation within the cemetery or any part of the cemetery, nor shall any rule or regulation set up requirements that have the effect of so providing.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Approval of Merchandise. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A cemetery owner may require that a person, not later than six (6) business days prior to a request for installation of merchandise in the cemetery, submit an application, on a form approved by the Secretary of State, for approval of merchandise to the cemetery reasonably depicting or describing the foundation, design, style, size, and content and material of the merchandise to be installed. A business day is defined as any day other than Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. The cemetery owner may require the application to be accompanied by a sketch of the proposed merchandise with the proposed lettering. The cemetery may require the written approval of the owner(s) of the burial rights or his or her executor, administrator, or other legal representative to be on the application form submitted by the installer. Immediately following the execution of the purchase agreement, the application shall be transmitted to the cemetery for approval. The cemetery must notify the merchandise dealer of any nonconformity of the proposed merchandise within five (5) business days from the date that the completed application was received. If this approval is submitted by the installer with the application, the cemetery shall accept the signature of the owner(s) of the burial rights or his or her executor, administrator, or other legal representative if the signature is witnessed by the merchandise dealer or an agent or employee thereof. A cemetery may not require any other form be signed by the property owner, merchandise dealer or installer for the installation of the merchandise.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a cemetery does not by rule require submission of an application for approval of merchandise as permitted herein, a merchandise dealer or any person proposing to install merchandise in a cemetery may require any cemetery to approve or disapprove any proposed merchandise by submitting an application for approval of merchandise on a form approved by the Secretary of State.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If, in the opinion of the cemetery owner, the merchandise depicted on an application for approval of merchandise submitted pursuant to this rule is not in compliance with the rules and regulations of the cemetery, the cemetery owner must so notify the merchandise dealer, in writing, postmarked within five (5) business days of the date that the completed application was received by the cemetery owner, setting forth each reason why the proposed merchandise is not in compliance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A cemetery may not refuse to allow installation of any merchandise presented for installation based upon a claim of noncompliance with the lawful rules of the cemetery unless: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> an application for approval of merchandise was not submitted as required by cemetery rule or as permitted under subsection (b) hereof;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> an application for approval of merchandise was submitted, but the cemetery notified the merchandise dealer of the reasons for noncompliance of the merchandise in the manner and within the time provided in subsection (c) hereof and the cemetery has proof of receipt by the merchandise dealer of such notification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> an application for approval of merchandise was submitted and approved, either affirmatively or by the failure to notify the merchandise dealer of noncompliance, but the merchandise presented for installation does not conform with the description of the merchandise contained in the application or with the depiction of the merchandise on the sketch submitted with the application, and the merchandise fails to conform to the valid rules of the cemetery in effect at the time of application;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the merchandise dealer contends that an application for approval of merchandise was submitted and approved, either affirmatively or by the failure to notify the merchandise dealer of noncompliance, but the merchandise dealer does not have either proof of affirmative approval or proof of receipt of the application by the cemetery; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)(d)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> an application for approval of merchandise was approved by the cemetery, either affirmatively or by failure to notify of noncompliance, but the merchandise fails to conform to the valid rules of the cemetery in effect at the time of application, provided the cemetery owner immediately reimburse the purchaser for the full price of any merchandise ordered that cannot be returned and any other costs incurred by the purchaser in connection with the installation of the merchandise.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a cemetery has a facsimile machine available for general business purposes, it shall, if requested by the merchandise dealer or other person proposing to install merchandise, accept an application for approval of merchandise or a request for installation and accompanying documents via facsimile, send a confirmation of receipt of any such application or request by facsimile by 5:00 p.m. the following business day, and notify the requesting party of any nonconformity of the proposed merchandise by facsimile within five (5) business days of the date that the completed application was received. If requested by a cemetery, a merchandise dealer shall send a confirmation of receipt of any notice of nonconformity by facsimile to the cemetery.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A cemetery owner may not request that any person sign a contract or agreement or other similar document as a condition or prerequisite of allowing installation of merchandise by someone other than the cemetery, except an acknowledgement by the merchandise dealer or installer of receipt of the cemetery's rules and regulations and, unless provided on the application submitted by the installer, a statement by the owner(s) of the burial rights or his or her executor, administrator or other legal representative that he or she has approved merchandise and has authorized installation by a particular merchandise dealer or installer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(3)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The process of reviewing any application for approval of merchandise submitted pursuant to this Rule shall be considered an administrative function associated with the installation of the merchandise, and the cemetery may charge a fee to reimburse the cemetery for its actual costs incurred in processing the application as allowed by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=10-14-17&amp;title=10#10-14-17(c)(2)" target="_newtab">10-14-17(c)(2)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The cemetery owner shall be the scheduling agent for all activities conducted within the cemetery. The scheduling of burials takes priority over all other activities. Within two (2) business days of a request for installation by the installing person, the cemetery shall schedule the installation of merchandise to occur within five (5) business days, provided all the proper authorizations and other requirements have been delivered to and approved by the cemetery. The cemetery owner may require that the time of installation be set so that the installation and the clean up can be accomplished prior to the normal closing time of the cemetery. Any installation limitation imposed by a cemetery shall be reasonable; any limitation which restricts the days or times during which installation will be permitted will be presumed to be unreasonable if the cemetery does not permit installations during at least twenty (20) hours during the course of a work week, which is defined as Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for the scheduling of installations by persons other than the cemetery. This presumption may be rebutted by proof of circumstances demonstrating the reasonableness of the limitation. Once the installation has been scheduled, the cemetery shall not require the merchandise dealer or installer to obtain confirmation from the cemetery of the scheduled installation. A scheduled installation shall be subject to change by the cemetery, with reasonable notice being given by the cemetery to the installer of the need to reschedule the installation, in the event it received notification of a death of an owner of burial rights located in such a location that the installation of the merchandise would interfere with the burial. Anything less than twenty-four (24) hours notice will be presumed unreasonable. This presumption may be rebutted by proof of circumstances demonstrating the reasonableness of the notice.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event a burial is taking place and in the determination of the cemetery the installation of merchandise will be considered an interference with the burial, the installing persons shall be required by the cemetery to withdraw until the funeral being conducted has concluded and those in attendance have left the cemetery at which time the installation of the merchandise may be continued.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior to the scheduled time of merchandise installation, the cemetery shall mark the place on the grave where the merchandise is to be installed by placing a flag, or other marker, thereon. Nothing in this rule is intended to imply or require that a cemetery shall have to perform any design work or labor associated with installing merchandise at the gravesite. If the cemetery is requested by the merchandise installer to perform any design work or labor associated with installing merchandise at the gravesite, and the cemetery provides such service, the fee for such service shall be disclosed on the cemetery's schedule of charges.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The cemetery owner shall not be liable for improper installation of merchandise not installed by the cemetery.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in this rule shall be construed as requiring a cemetery to replace stolen merchandise or portions thereof, or to replace or repair merchandise that is damaged due to vandalism or other causes beyond the cemetery's control.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Installation Fee. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(9)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The cemetery may not require payment of the fee allowed by Sec. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=10-14-17&amp;title=10#10-14-17(c)(2)" target="_newtab">10-14-17(c)(2)</a> of the Act, with the exception of the costs permitted by Subsection (3)(g) of this Rule, prior to the time of the installation request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-3-5-.02(9)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For purposes of determining the fee charged pursuant to Sec. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=10-14-17&amp;title=10#10-14-17(c)(2)" target="_newtab">10-14-17(c)(2)</a> of the Act, the cemetery owner may charge a fee of up to $50 relating to each contemporaneous installation by a third party of merchandise on a single grave lot or contiguous group of lots. The number of individual pieces in any monument or group of monuments shall be irrelevant in the determination of the fee that the cemetery owner may charge, except where the cemetery owner can establish that the multiplicity of pieces has resulted in the incurring by the cemetery owner of greater actual costs.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/590-3-5-.01" name="590-3-5-.01" title="590-3-5-.01">Rule 590-3-5-.01 Insurance and Bonding Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-3-5-.02" name="590-3-5-.02" title="590-3-5-.02">Rule 590-3-5-.02 Installation of Merchandise</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>