2006 Regular Session
By: Representative Evans, Dedeaux, Franks, Holland, Morris, Robinson (63rd), Straughter, Watson
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-17-155, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PLACE MOTORIZED CHAIRS UNDER THE COVERAGE OF THE LEMON LAW; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 63-17-155, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
63-17-155. As used in Sections 63-17-151 through 63-17-165, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) "Collateral charges" means those additional charges to a consumer which are not directly attributable to the manufacturer's suggested retail price label for the motor vehicle. Collateral charges shall include, but not be limited to, dealer preparation charges, undercoating charges, transportation charges, towing charges, replacement car rental costs and title charges.
(b) "Comparable motor vehicle" means an identical or reasonably equivalent motor vehicle.
(c) "Consumer" means the purchaser, other than for purposes of resale, of a motor vehicle, primarily used for personal, family, or household purposes, and any person to whom such motor vehicle is transferred for the same purposes during the duration of an express warranty applicable to such motor vehicle, and any other person entitled by the terms of such warranty to enforce the obligations of the warranty.
(d) "Express warranty" means any written affirmation of fact or promise made in connection with the sale of a motor vehicle by a supplier to a consumer which relates to the nature of the material or workmanship and affirms or promises that such material or workmanship is defect-free or will meet a specified level of performance over a specified period of time. For the purposes of Section 63-17-151 et seq., express warranties do not include implied warranties.
(e) "Manufacturer" means a manufacturer or distributor as defined in Section 63-17-55.
(f) "Motor vehicle" means a vehicle propelled by power other than muscular power which is sold in this state, is operated over the public streets and highways of this state and is used as a means of transporting persons or property, but shall not include vehicles run only upon tracks, off-road vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds, * * * or parts and components of a motor home which were added on and/or assembled by the manufacturer of the motor home. "Motor vehicle" shall include demonstrators or lease-purchase vehicles as long as a manufacturer's warranty was issued as a condition of sale.
"Motor vehicle" shall include power chairs, electric personal assistive mobility devices as defined in Section 63-3-103, power scooters and motorized chairs.
(g) "Purchase price" means the price which the consumer paid to the manufacturer to purchase the motor vehicle in a cash sale or, if the motor vehicle is purchased in a retail installment transaction, the cash sale price as defined in Section 63-19-3.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006.