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75-1212. Definitions. Unless clearly indicated otherwise by the context, the following words and terms when used in this act, for the purpose of this act, shall have the following meanings:

(a) "Code" means the standards adopted by this act.

(b) "Dealer" means any person, other than a manufacturer, as defined in this act, who sells, leases or rents three (3) or more mobile homes or recreational vehicles in any consecutive twelve-month period.

(c) "Manufacturer" means any person who manufactures mobile homes or recreational vehicles.

(d) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, "mobile home" means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which has a body width of eight (8) feet or more and a body length of thirty-six (36) feet or more and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling, with or without a permanent foundation, when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning and electrical systems contained therein.

(2) "Mobile home" does not include any structure which is subject to the federal mobile home construction and safety standards established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 5403.

(e) "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation or other legal entity.

(f) "Recreational vehicle" means a vehicular-type unit built on or for use on a chassis and designed primarily as living quarters for recreational, camping, vacation or travel use and which has its own motive power or is mounted on or drawn by another vehicle, and which has a body width not exceeding eight (8) feet and a body length not exceeding forty (40) feet; but such term shall not include a unit which has no electrical system which operates above twelve (12) volts and has no provisions for plumbing, heating and any other component or feature for which a standard is adopted by this act.

History: L. 1972, ch. 338, § 2; L. 1973, ch. 337, § 1; L. 1974, ch. 377, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 339, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 336, § 6; L. 1979, ch. 281, § 1; April 13.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Possession, transportation and consumption of alcoholic liquors and cereal malt beverages by vehicle passengers. 86-157.

Taxation classification; recreational vehicles; application to houseboats. 95-18.


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