The Regulation and Enforcement Division is responsible for the implementation of the Preneed Cemetery and Funeral Registration Act. Any funeral home or cemetery which sells funeral or cemetery merchandise or services prior to the death of the contract beneficiary is required to register with this Division. Linked to the right are the registration forms used by preneed providers to register with the Division and a complaint form used by consumers who raise complaints about preneed providers.
In 2009, the Legislature created the Preneed Loss Recovery Fund to protect citizens of Mississippi who buy trust-funded Preneed plans. A ten dollar ($10) fee must be added to each trust-funded contract. In order to manage these funds, the Preneed Loss Recovery Association was also created. The Secretary of State appoints five Directors to this association.
The current Directors and their appointment terms are as follows:
Mr. Lindell H. Floyd (October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2023)
Mr. Roscoe Sigler, II (October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2023)
Ms. Joan Watkins (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2025)
Mr. Gary Kieffner (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2025)
Mr. Harry Sharp (October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2021)