California’s amendment SB 1225, which became effective January 1, 2009, allows LLC’s (Limited Liability Corporations) to establish private cemeteries. These companies need to obtain a form of security, such as a trust or bank escrow account, bank certificates of deposit, cash, letters of credit, United States Treasury obligations, or surety bonds. A minimum of a $1 million bond in needed for companies with 5 or less employees. An additional $100,000 is added per licensee if there are more than 5 employees, but the maximum amount for the bond is $5 million.
Eric is the Chief Marketing Officer of JW Surety Bonds. With years of experience in the surety industry, he is also a contributing author to the surety bond blog. He has held a range of different roles within the surety industry, from agent assistant to bond issuer, which gives him a unique insider perspective on surety related topics.