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      RS 32:1272     


§1272.  Definitions

The following words, terms, and phrases, when used in this Chapter, shall have the following meaning:

(1)  "Administrator" means a third party other than the warrantor who is designated by the warrantor to be responsible for the administration of vehicle protection product warranties.

(2)  "Commission" means the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission.

(3)  "Executive director" means the executive director of the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission.

(4)  "Incidental costs" means expenses specified in the warranty incurred by the warranty holder related to the failure of the vehicle protection product to perform as provided in the warranty.  Incidental costs may include, without limitation, insurance policy deductibles, rental vehicle charges, the difference between the actual value of the stolen vehicle at the time of theft and the cost of a replacement vehicle, sales taxes, registration fees, transaction fees, and mechanical inspection fees.

(5)  "Vehicle mechanical breakdown insurance policy" means a contract or agreement as defined pursuant to R.S. 22:361(7).

(6)  "Vehicle protection product" means a vehicle protection device, system, or service that is:

(i)  Installed on or applied to a vehicle.

(ii)  Designed to prevent loss or damage to a vehicle from a specific cause.

(iii)  Includes a written warranty.

For purposes of this Chapter vehicle protection product shall include, without limitation, alarm systems, body part marking products, steering locks, window etch products, pedal and ignition locks, fuel and ignition kill switches, and electronic, radio, and satellite tracking devices.

(7)  "Vehicle protection product warrantor" or "warrantor" means a person who is contractually obligated to the warranty holder under the terms of the vehicle protection product warranty agreement.  Warrantor does not include an authorized insurer providing a warranty reimbursement insurance policy.

(8)  "Vehicle protection product warranty" or "warranty" means a written agreement by a warrantor that provides if the vehicle protection product fails to prevent loss or damage to a vehicle from a specific cause, that the warrantor will pay to or on behalf of the warranty holder specified incidental costs as a result of the failure of the vehicle protection product to perform pursuant to the terms of the warranty.

(9)  "Warranty holder" means a person who purchases a vehicle protection product or who is a permitted transferee.

(10)  "Warranty reimbursement insurance policy" means a policy of insurance that is issued to the vehicle protection product warrantor to provide reimbursement to the warrantor or to pay on behalf of the warrantor all covered contractual obligations incurred by the warrantor under the terms and conditions of the insured vehicle protection product warranties issued by the warrantor.

Acts 2007, No. 388, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 415, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.

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