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§ 5-6B-12. Consumer protection

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCorporations and Associations

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Corporations and Associations
Title 5. Special Types of Corporations (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6b. Maryland Cooperative Housing Corporation Act (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Corporations and Associations, § 5-6B-12
§ 5-6B-12. Consumer protection
Purpose
(a) This section is intended to provide minimum standards for the protection of consumers in the State.
“Consumer” defined
(b)(1) For purposes of this section, “consumer” means an actual or prospective purchaser, lessee, assignee, or transferee of a cooperative interest with respect to a residential unit.
(2) “Consumer” includes a co-obligor or surety for a consumer.
Violation and enforcement
(c)(1) To the extent that a violation of a provision of this subtitle affects a consumer, that violation shall be within the scope of the enforcement duties and powers of the Division of Consumer Protection of the Office of the Attorney General, as described in Title 13 of the Commercial Law Article.
(2) The provisions of this subtitle shall otherwise be enforced by each agency of the State within the scope of its authority.
Adoption of local laws or ordinances
(d) A county or incorporated municipality, or an agency of one of those jurisdictions, may adopt laws or ordinances for the protection of a consumer to the extent and in the manner provided for under § 13-103 of the Commercial Law Article.
Copy of local law or ordinance provided to Secretary of State
(e) Within 30 days after the effective date of a law, ordinance, or regulation enacted under this section which is expressly applicable to cooperative housing corporations, the local jurisdiction shall forward a copy of the law, ordinance, or regulation to the Secretary of State.

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Added by 1986, c. 833, 834.
MD Code, Corporations and Associations, § 5-6B-12, MD CORP & ASSNS § 5-6B-12
Current through legislation effective July 1, 2019, from the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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