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327B.01 DEFINITIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Terms. As used in sections 327B.01 to 327B.12 the terms defined in this
section have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. Affiliate. "Affiliate" of another person means any person directly or indirectly
controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the other person.
    Subd. 3. Broker. "Broker" means any person who:
(a) for another and for commission, fee or other valuable consideration or with the intention
or expectation of receiving the same directly or indirectly lists, sells, exchanges, buys or rents,
manages, or offers or attempts to negotiate a sale, option, exchange, purchase or rental of an
interest in a manufactured home or advertises or holds out as engaged in such activities;
(b) for another and for commission, fee or other valuable consideration or with the intention
or expectation of receiving the same directly or indirectly negotiates or offers or attempts to
negotiate a loan, secured or to be secured by a security interest in or other encumbrance on
a manufactured home; or
(c) engages in the business of charging an advance fee or contracting for collection of a
fee in connection with any contract to undertake to promote the sale of a manufactured home
through its listing in a publication issued primarily for the purpose of promoting the sale of
manufactured homes or real estate.
    Subd. 4. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of labor and industry.
    Subd. 5. Consumer customer. "Consumer customer" means any individual who, primarily
for personal, household or family purposes, buys, sells, or seeks to buy or sell, a manufactured
home from, to or through a dealer or manufacturer.
    Subd. 6. Controlling shareholder. "Controlling shareholder" means a shareholder whose
legal, equitable and beneficial holdings, and whose family's such holdings, in a dealership amount
to more than ten percent of the outstanding shares.
    Subd. 7. Dealer or retailer. "Dealer" or "retailer" means any person who engages in the
business, either exclusively or in addition to any other occupation, of selling or brokering
manufactured homes, new or used, or who offers to sell, solicit, broker or advertise the sale of
manufactured homes, new or used.
    Subd. 8. Express warranty. "Express warranty" means a warranty as defined by section
336.2-313.
    Subd. 9. Implied warranty of fitness for particular purpose. "Implied warranty of fitness
for particular purpose" means a warranty as defined by section 336.2-315.
    Subd. 10. Implied warranty of merchantability. "Implied warranty of merchantability"
means a warranty as defined by section 336.2-314.
    Subd. 10a. Individual. "Individual" means a human being.
    Subd. 11. In park sale. "In park sale" has the meaning specified in section 327C.01,
subdivision 2
.
    Subd. 11a. Licensee. "Licensee" means a person who is licensed as a dealer, limited dealer,
or manufacturer by the Department of Labor and Industry.
    Subd. 11b. Limited dealer or limited retailer. "Limited dealer" or "limited retailer" means
any person who is an owner of a manufactured home park authorized, as principal only, to engage
in the sale, offering for sale, soliciting, or advertising the sale of used manufactured homes
located in the owned manufactured home park, who is the title holder and engages in no more
than ten sales annually.
    Subd. 12. Manufacturer. "Manufacturer" means any person who manufactures, assembles
or produces manufactured homes.
    Subd. 13. Manufactured home. "Manufactured home" means a structure, not affixed to or
part of real estate, transportable in one or more sections, which in the traveling mode, is eight
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 a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the
plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems contained in it.
    Subd. 14. Manufactured home park. "Manufactured home park" has the meaning specified
in section 327C.01, subdivision 5.
    Subd. 14a. Manufacturing facility. "Manufacturing facility" means the physical site where
a manufacturer engages in the business of manufacture, assembly, or production of manufactured
homes.
    Subd. 15. Net listing agreement. "Net listing agreement" means any agreement by any
dealer to sell, offer for sale, solicit, broker or advertise the sale of a manufactured home on behalf
of any person which provides for the dealer to receive any consideration from any person other
than a commission based on a single percentage of the price at which the home is actually sold.
    Subd. 16. New manufactured home. "New manufactured home" means a manufactured
home which is purchased for the first time other than for purposes of resale.
    Subd. 16a. Owner. "Owner" means any person holding title to a manufactured home park or
manufactured homes.
    Subd. 17. Person. "Person" means any individual, limited liability company, corporation,
firm, partnership, incorporated and unincorporated association, sole proprietorship, joint stock
company, or any other legal or commercial entity.
    Subd. 18. Sale. "Sale" means:
(a) the passing of title from one person to another for consideration; or
(b) any agreement to sell under which possession is delivered to the buyer but title is retained
in the seller; or
(c) any agreement in the form of a bailment or lease of goods if the bailee or lessee agrees to
pay as compensation for use a sum substantially equivalent to or in excess of the aggregate value
of the goods involved and it is agreed that the bailee or lessee will become, or for no other than a
nominal consideration has the option to become, the owner of the goods upon full compliance
with the bailee's or lessee's obligations under the agreement; or
(d) any legally binding executory agreement to make a sale.
    Subd. 19. Salesperson. "Salesperson" means a person who acts on behalf of a dealer in
performing any act which sections 327B.01 to 327B.12 authorize or require to be performed
by a dealer.
    Subd. 20. Trust account. "Trust account" means a demand deposit, share draft or checking
account maintained for the purpose of segregating trust funds from other funds.
    Subd. 21. Trust funds. "Trust funds" means funds received by a broker in a fiduciary capacity
as a part of a manufactured home sale transaction, pending the consummation or termination of a
transaction, and includes all down payments, earnest money deposits, rents for clients, tax and
insurance escrow payments, damage deposits, and any funds received on behalf of any person.
History: 1982 c 526 art 1 s 1; 1983 c 142 s 1,2; 1983 c 216 art 1 s 52,53; 1986 c 444; 2007
c 140 art 4 s 42-50