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58-4202.Same; definitions. As used in the Kansas manufactured housing act, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(a) "Manufactured home" means a structure which is subject to the federal act and which is transportable in one or more sections which, in the traveling mode, is 8 body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length, or, when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling, with or without permanent foundation, when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems contained therein, and such term shall include any structure which meets all the requirements of this subsection except the size requirements and with respect to which the manufacturer voluntarily files with the United States department of housing and urban development a certification required by the secretary of housing and urban development and complies with the standards established under the federal act, except that such term shall not include any self-propelled recreational vehicle.

(b) "Mobile home" means a structure which is not subject to the federal act and which is transportable in one or more sections which, in the traveling mode, is 8 body feet or more in width and 36 body feet or more in length and 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.

(c) "Modular home" means a structure which is: (1) Transportable in one or more sections; (2) designed to be used as a dwelling on a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems contained therein; and (3) certified by its manufacturer as being constructed in accordance with a nationally recognized building code.

(d) "Factory-built home" means a mobile home, manufactured home or modular home.

(e) "Division" means the division of vehicles of the department of revenue.

(f) "Director" means the director of vehicles, either acting directly or through officers or agents of the division of vehicles of the department of revenue.

(g) "Manufactured home dealer" or "dealer" means any person who, for commission, money or other thing of value, is engaged in the business of:

(1) Buying, selling or offering or attempting to negotiate a sale of an interest in manufactured homes or mobile homes; or

(2) buying, selling or offering or attempting to negotiate a sale of an interest in manufactured homes or mobile homes for other persons as an agent, middleman or negotiator; or

(3) bringing together buyers and sellers of manufactured homes or mobile homes.

(h) "New manufactured home dealer" means any manufactured home dealer who is a party to a manufactured home sales agreement with a manufactured home manufacturer, which manufactured home sales agreement authorizes the manufactured home dealer to sell, exchange or transfer new manufactured homes or parts and accessories made or sold by such manufactured home manufacturer, and authorizes the manufactured home dealer to fulfill the warranty commitments of such manufactured home manufacturer.

(i) "Used manufactured home dealer" means any person actively engaged in the business of buying, selling or exchanging used manufactured homes or mobile homes.

(j) "Manufactured home manufacturer" or "manufacturer" means any person who manufactures, assembles and sells new manufactured homes, subject to regulation pursuant to the federal act, to new manufactured home dealers for resale in this state, whether such person is located within or outside the state of Kansas.

(k) "Salesperson" means any person who is employed as a salesperson by a manufactured home dealer to sell manufactured homes or mobile homes.

(l) "Factory representative" means a representative employed by a manufactured home manufacturer for the purpose of making or promoting the sale of its new manufactured homes to new manufactured home dealers, or for advertising or contacting its new manufactured home dealers with respect to the promotion and sale of manufactured homes and parts or accessories for the same.

(m) "Manufactured home sales agreement" means a contract between the manufacturer of manufactured homes and a new manufactured home dealer, by which the dealer is entitled to purchase new manufactured homes from the manufacturer for resale within this state.

(n) "Broker" means any person who, for commission, money or other thing of value, is engaged in the business of:

(1) Selling or buying manufactured homes or mobile homes for other persons as an agent, middleman or negotiator; or

(2) bringing together buyers and sellers of manufactured homes or mobile homes, but such term shall not include any person engaged in a business in which the acts described in this subsection are only incidentally performed.

(o) "Lending agency" means any person, desiring to be licensed under this act and engaged in the business of financing or lending money to any person to be used in the purchase or financing of a manufactured home or mobile home.

(p) "Established place of business" means a building or structure, other than a building or structure all or part of which is occupied or used as a residence, owned either in fee or leased and designated as an office or place to receive mail and keep records and conduct the routine of business. To qualify as an established place of business, there shall be located therein an operable telephone which shall be listed with the telephone company under the name of the licensee.

(q) "Supplemental place of business" means a business location other than that of the established place of business.

(r) "Licensee" means any person issued a valid license pursuant to the Kansas manufactured housing act.

(s) "Person" means any natural person, partnership, firm, corporation or association.

(t) "Electronic certificate of title" means any electronic record of ownership, including any lien or liens that may be recorded, retained by the division in accordance with K.S.A. 58-4204a, and amendments thereto.

(u) "Apprentice installer" means a person who is licensed as an apprentice installer pursuant to this act.

(v) "Corporation" means the Kansas housing resources corporation, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Kansas development finance authority incorporated pursuant to K.S.A. 74-8904(v).

(w) "Federal act" means the national manufactured housing construction and safety standards act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. §§ 5401 et seq., and amendments thereto), as constituted on the effective date of this act.

(x) "Installation standards" means the standards adopted by the corporation for the installation and siting of manufactured homes.

(y) "Installer" means a person engaged in the business of installing manufactured homes.

(z) "Licensed installer" means an installer who has met the requirements set forth in this act and rules and regulations promulgated hereunder and has been issued a manufactured home installer's license by the president.

(aa) "Municipality" means any city or county in this state.

(bb) "President" means the president of the Kansas housing resources corporation.

History: L. 1991, ch. 33, § 2; L. 2002, ch. 48, § 5; L. 2005, ch. 109, § 1; Apr. 21.



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