Maine Revised Statutes

§4662. Contents of contract

1. Contract required.  When merchandise is sold or contracted to be sold, whether under a single contract or under multiple contracts, to a consumer as a result of or in connection with a seller's direct contact accomplished by means of and including, but not limited to, a personal visit or a telephone call upon the consumer, other than at the seller's place of business, without the consumer soliciting the initial contact, the contract must:
A. Be in writing; [2003, c. 452, Pt. R, §6 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
B. Bear the signature of the seller and the consumer; [2003, c. 452, Pt. R, §6 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
C. Contain the date of the transaction; [2003, c. 452, Pt. R, §6 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
D. Contain the terms of the sale or offer; [2003, c. 452, Pt. R, §6 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
E. Contain the name and the mailing address of the seller's permanent place of business; [2003, c. 452, Pt. R, §6 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
F. Contain a statement of the consumer's right to avoid as provided in this subchapter; and [2003, c. 452, Pt. R, §6 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
G. Contain a statement of the limitation contained in section 4664-A. [2003, c. 452, Pt. R, §6 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
The seller shall furnish a completely executed copy of the contract or agreement to the consumer immediately after the consumer signs the agreement or contract.
[ 2003, c. 452, Pt. R, §6 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]
2. Penalty.  The following penalties apply to violations of this section.
A. A seller who violates this section commits a Class E crime, which is a strict liability crime as defined in Title 17-A, section 34, subsection 4-A. [2003, c. 452, Pt. R, §6 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
B. A seller who intentionally violates this section commits a Class D crime. [2003, c. 452, Pt. R, §6 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 452, Pt. R, §6 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1969, c. 395, (NEW). 1977, c. 331, (RPR). 1981, c. 187, §3 (AMD). 1987, c. 202, §2 (AMD). 2003, c. 452, §X2 (AFF). 2003, c. 452, §R6 (RPR).