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    Chapter 16BB: Guaranteed asset protection waivers defined, offered.

      Section: 17:16BB-2: Definitions relative to guaranteed asset protection waivers.

          2. As used in this act:

"Administrator" means a person, other than an insurer or creditor, that performs administrative or operational functions pursuant to a guaranteed asset protection waiver program.

"Borrower" means a debtor, retail buyer or lessee, under a finance agreement.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance.

"Creditor" means:

(1) the lender in a loan or credit transaction;

(2) the lessor in a lease transaction;

(3) a dealer of motor vehicles that provides credit to retail buyers of motor vehicles, provided that the dealer complies with the provisions of this act;

(4) the seller in commercial retail installment sales transactions; or

(5) the assignees of any of the foregoing to whom the credit obligation is payable.

"Department" means the Department of Banking and Insurance.

"Finance agreement" means a loan, lease or retail installment sales contract for the purchase or lease of a motor vehicle.

"Free look period" means the period of time from the effective date of the GAP waiver until the date the borrower may cancel the contract without penalty, fees or costs to the borrower, which period shall not be less than 30 days.

"Guaranteed asset protection waiver" or "GAP waiver" means a contractual agreement wherein a creditor agrees for a separate charge to cancel or waive all or part of the amount due on a borrower's finance agreement in the event of a total physical damage loss or unrecovered theft of the motor vehicle, which agreement shall be part of, or a separate addendum to, the finance agreement.

"Insurer" means an insurance company licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized to do business under the laws of this State.

"Motor vehicle" means self-propelled or towed vehicles designed for personal or commercial use, including but not limited to automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, campers, boats, personal watercraft, and motorcycle, boat, camper and personal watercraft trailers.

"Person" includes an individual, company, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, and every form of legal entity.

The terms defined in this section are defined for purposes of this act and are not intended to provide actual terms required in guaranteed asset protection waivers.
L.2017, c.82, s.2.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2017-05-25 17:39:20.

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