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Amendments to reflect Chapter 550 (2021 Sp. Sess. I)
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18VAC47-20-30 Qualifications for cemetery company license

A. Every person applying for a cemetery company license shall meet all of the requirements outlined in §§ 54.1-2311 and 54.1-2314 of the Code of Virginia as well as the additional qualifications of this section.

B. Each person applying for a cemetery company license and the principals of that firm shall disclose, at the time the application is submitted, any current or previous cemeteries managed in Virginia or in any other jurisdictions and any disciplinary actions taken against those cemeteries or the individuals managing them. This includes, but is not limited to, any monetary penalties, fines or disciplinary actions taken by any federal, state or local regulatory agencies.

C. In accordance with § 54.1-2314 of the Code of Virginia, each applicant shall disclose the following information about the cemetery company and any of the principals of the company:

1. A conviction in any jurisdiction of any felony or any crime of moral turpitude, there being no appeal pending therefrom or the time for appeal having elapsed.

2. A conviction in any jurisdiction of any All misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude within five years of the date the application is submitted.

Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction for purposes of this subsection. The record of a conviction received from a court shall be accepted as prima facie evidence of a conviction or finding of guilt. The board, in its discretion, may deny approval of a cemetery application in accordance with § 54.1-204 of the Code of Virginia.

18VAC47-20-40 Qualifications for registration of sales personnel

A. Cemetery company sales personnel shall submit an application on a form prescribed by the board and shall meet the requirements set forth in § 54.1-2314 of the Code of Virginia, as well as the additional qualifications of this section.

B. Every applicant to the board for registration as sales personnel shall provide his name, address, the license number of the cemetery company he will be employed by or affiliated with, and the address of each cemetery for which he will act as sales personnel.

C. Each applicant for registration as sales personnel shall disclose, at the time the application is submitted, any current or previous cemetery sales licenses/registrations licenses or registrations from Virginia or in any other jurisdictions, and any disciplinary actions taken against those licenses/registrations licenses or registrations. This includes, but is not limited to, any monetary penalties, fines, or disciplinary actions taken by any federal, state, or local regulatory agencies.

D. Each applicant for registration as sales personnel shall disclose, at the time the application is submitted, the following information:

1. A conviction in any jurisdiction of any felony or any crime of moral turpitude, there being no appeal pending therefrom or the time for appeal having elapsed.

2. A conviction in any jurisdiction of any All misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude within five years of the date the application is submitted.

Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction for purposes of this subsection. The record of a conviction received from a court shall be accepted as prima facie evidence of a conviction or finding of guilt. The board, in its discretion, may refuse registration of a sales personnel application in accordance with § 54.1-2314 of the Code of Virginia.

18VAC47-20-60 Qualifications of trustees

A. The trustee of a perpetual care trust fund or a preneed trust fund, other than a Virginia trust company or trust subsidiary or a federally insured bank or savings institution doing business in the Commonwealth, must meet the requirements of this section and shall be governed by § 54.1-2318 of the Code of Virginia.

B. The trustee applicant shall be at least 18 years old and have a minimum of five years of experience either as an individual trustee or as an agent for a firm responsible for the management of a trust.

C. Each trustee or trust firm, or both, shall provide information for the 10 years prior to the submission of the application on any outstanding judgments, outstanding tax obligations, and/or or defaults on any bonds directly related to the management of the trust. If the trustee firm or its parent or predecessor organization has, during the previous 10 years, been adjudicated a bankrupt or has any proceeding for the relief of debtors, such fact or facts shall be stated.

D. Each trust firm and principals of the firm shall disclose, at the time the application is submitted, any current or previous trusts managed in Virginia or in other jurisdictions, and any disciplinary actions taken against these trusts, the trust company, or the individuals managing the trusts. This includes, but is not limited to, any monetary penalties, fines, or disciplinary actions taken by any federal, state, or local regulatory agencies.

E. The trustee must meet the bonding requirements set forth in §§ 54.1-2317 and 54.1-2326 of the Code of Virginia as applicable.

F. In accordance with §§ 54.1-2317 and 54.1-2326 of the Code of Virginia, each trustee shall disclose the following information about the trust firm or principals of the firm:

1. A conviction in any jurisdiction of any felony;

2. A conviction in any jurisdiction of any All misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude within five years of the date the application is submitted.

Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction for the purposes of this chapter. The record of a conviction received from a court shall be accepted as prima facie evidence of a conviction or finding of guilt. The board, in its discretion, may deny approval of a trustee application in accordance with § 54.1-2317 or § 54.1-2326 of the Code of Virginia.