2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 10 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 14 - CEMETERY AND FUNERAL SERVICES
§ 10-14-24 - Effect of consent to service of process
. Effect of consent to service of process
When consent to service of process is required under this chapter, such consent to service of process shall be in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, shall be irrevocable, and shall provide that actions brought by the State of Georgia arising out of or founded upon the sale of burial lots, burial rights, burial services, or burial merchandise in violation of this chapter may be commenced in any court of competent jurisdiction with proper venue within this state by the service of process or pleadings upon the Secretary of State against the person executing such consent. Notwithstanding any provision in any other law to the contrary, service of any such process or pleadings in any such action against a person who has filed a consent to service with the Secretary of State shall, if made on the Secretary of State, be by duplicate copies, one of which shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State and the other shall immediately be forwarded by the Secretary of State by certified mail or statutory overnight delivery to the person against whom such process or pleadings are directed at such person's latest address on file in the office of the Secretary of State.
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