2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 8:76 — Sale or transfer of cemetery authority; application for new certificate of authority; compliance required; late charge

§76.  Sale or transfer of cemetery authority; application for new certificate of authority; compliance required; late charge

A.  Within thirty days after the sale or transfer of ownership or control of a cemetery or cemetery authority, the transferor must return its certificate of authority to the board.  The transferee must file an application, within thirty days, after the sale or transfer of ownership or control of a cemetery authority, and meet all the requirements of this Chapter.  The application for a certificate of authority shall be accompanied by the prescribed regulatory charge.

B.  Transferees which fail to file an application for a certificate of authority at the time required herein shall, in addition to the prescribed regulatory charge, pay an additional late charge of fifty percent of the prescribed regulatory charge or one hundred dollars whichever is lesser.

C.(1)  Upon the filing of a completed application, the transferee may operate the business until its application is acted upon by the board.  The board shall issue a certificate of authority to the transferee upon the transferee's compliance with all of the provisions and requirements of this Chapter.

(2)  If the board refuses to grant the transferee a new certificate of authority, it shall inform the transferee in writing by registered or certified mail of the reasons therefor and the transferee shall be entitled to a hearing if requested within thirty days of receipt of the denial.  The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.

Acts 1974, No. 417, §1.  Amended by Acts 1980, No. 428, §1; Acts 1997, No. 921, §1; Acts 2006, No. 609, §1.

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