[481M-1] Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

"Advertisement" means a commercial message in any medium that aids, promotes, or assists, directly or indirectly, a lease-purchase agreement.

"Cash price" means the price at which retail sellers are selling and retail buyers are buying the same or similar property for cash in the same trade area in which the lessor's place of business is located. Cash price may be evidenced by an amount no greater than twice the documented actual cost, including freight charges and applicable taxes, of the lease-purchase property from an unaffiliated wholesaler, distributor, or manufacturer. A lessor shall maintain records that establish that the price disclosed as the cash price in a lease-purchase agreement is the cash price as defined.

"Consummation" means the time a lessee becomes contractually obligated on a lease-purchase agreement.

"Lessee" means a natural person who rents personal property under a lease-purchase agreement.

"Lessor" means a person who regularly provides the use of property through lease-purchase agreements and to whom lease payments are initially payable on the face of the lease-purchase agreement. [L 1997, c 248, pt of 1]


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