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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends the Service Contracts Act.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . amends the definition of "consumer" under the act;
13 . clarifies the time period during which notice may be provided by a seller; and
14 . makes technical changes.
15 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 15-10-102, as enacted by Chapter 46, Laws of Utah 2003
22 15-10-201, as enacted by Chapter 46, Laws of Utah 2003
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 15-10-102 is amended to read:
26 15-10-102. Definitions.
27 As used in this chapter:
28 (1) "Automatic renewal provision" means a provision under which a service contract is
29 renewed for a specified period if:
30 (a) the renewal causes the service contract to be in effect more than six months after
31 the day of the initiation of the service contract; and
32 (b) the renewal is effective unless the consumer gives notice to the seller of the
33 consumer's intention to terminate the service contract.
34 (2) (a) [
35 person receiving service, maintenance, or repair under a service contract.
36 (b) "Consumer" includes a representative of an association subject to:
37 (i) Title 57, Chapter 8, Condominium Ownership Act; or
38 (ii) Title 57, Chapter 8a, Community Association Act.
39 (c) "Consumer" does not include a person engaged in business for profit if the person
40 enters into the service contract as part of the person's business activities.
41 (3) "Seller" means a person providing service, maintenance, or repair under a service
43 (4) (a) "Service contract" means any contract for service, maintenance, or repair:
44 (i) in connection with any real property; or
45 (ii) that provides a benefit to any real property.
46 (b) "Service contract" does not include a contract affecting any right, title, estate, or
47 interest in real property, including:
48 (i) a fee title interest;
49 (ii) a leasehold interest;
50 (iii) an option contract relating to real property;
51 (iv) a real estate purchase contract;
52 (v) an easement; or
53 (vi) any other real property interest governed by Title 57, Real Estate.
54 Section 2. Section 15-10-201 is amended to read:
55 15-10-201. Notice requirement.
56 (1) A service contract may not contain an automatic renewal provision unless the seller
57 provides the consumer written notice complying with Subsection (2) that informs the consumer
58 of the automatic renewal provision.
59 (2) (a) The seller shall provide the written notice required under Subsection (1) to the
61 (i) personally[
62 (ii) by certified mail[
63 (iii) prominently displayed on the first page of a monthly statement[
64 (b) (i) The seller shall provide the written notice required under Subsection (1):
66 the consumer may give notice of the consumer's intention to terminate the contract; and
68 which the consumer may give notice of the consumer's intention to terminate the contract[
70 (ii) The seller may not provide the written notice required under Subsection (1) except
71 during the time period described in Subsection (2)(b)(i).
72 (c) The written notice required under Subsection (1) shall be:
74 (ii) printed in an easy-to-read type size and style.
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