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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 3. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS GENERALLY [5000 - 9998.11]

  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 12. Cemetery and Funeral Act [7600 - 7746]

  ( Heading of Chapter 12 amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 395, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 7. Penal Provisions [7715 - 7719]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 39. )

7715.
  

Any person, partnership, association, corporation, or other form of organization, or any agent or representative thereof, who violates any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 970, Sec. 83. Effective January 1, 1999.)

7716.
  

Every funeral establishment, funeral director or embalmer, or the agents or representatives thereof, who, after a death or while a death is impending, pays, offers to pay or causes to be paid, directly or indirectly, any sum of money or other valuable consideration for the securing of business is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1151, Sec. 35. Effective January 1, 1997.)

7717.
  

Every person, who pays or causes to be paid or offers to pay to any funeral establishment, funeral director or embalmer, or to the agent, assistant or employee of either, any commission or bonus or rebate or other thing of value in consideration of the funeral establishment, funeral director or embalmer recommending or causing human remains to be disposed of in any crematory, mausoleum or cemetery, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1151, Sec. 36. Effective January 1, 1997.)

7717.5.
  

Every person who pays or causes to be paid or offers to pay to any funeral establishment, funeral director or embalmer, or to the agent, assistant or employee of either, any commission or bonus or rebate or other thing of value in consideration of the funeral establishment, funeral director or embalmer recommending or causing the purchase of flowers from any particular florist or dealer in flowers, for use in connection with a funeral service, is guilty of a misdemeanor; provided, that this section shall not apply to a funeral establishment or funeral director who owns or operates a flower shop as a part of his, her or its funeral business, or to his, her or its agents or employees.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1151, Sec. 37. Effective January 1, 1997.)

7718.
  

Every person who, after a death or while a death is impending, solicits or accepts any sum of money or other valuable consideration, directly or indirectly, from a funeral establishment, funeral director or embalmer, his, her, or its agent or representative, in order that the funeral establishment, funeral director or embalmer might obtain business, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1151, Sec. 38. Effective January 1, 1997.)

7718.5.
  

Every person as an individual, as a partner in a partnership or as an officer or employee of a corporation, association or other organization, who, without a license, holds himself or herself out as a funeral director, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 970, Sec. 84. Effective January 1, 1999.)

7719.
  

Every person guilty of a misdemeanor under the provisions of this chapter, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 29. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)

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