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616.71(12) (12) "Motor club service" means the rendering, furnishing or procuring of 3 or more of the following, to any person, in connection with that person's ownership, operation, use, or maintenance, of a motor vehicle, in consideration of that person's being or becoming a member of, affiliated with or entitled to membership or other motor club service from any company rendering, procuring or furnishing those services by virtue of any agreement or understanding with any such company:
616.71(12)(a) (a) Towing service.
616.71(12)(b) (b) Emergency road service.
616.71(12)(c) (c) Insurance service.
616.71(12)(d) (d) Bail bond service.
616.71(12)(e) (e) Legal service.
616.71(12)(f) (f) Discount service.
616.71(12)(g) (g) Financial service.
616.71(12)(h) (h) Buying and selling service.
616.71(12)(i) (i) Theft service.
616.71(12)(j) (j) Map service.
616.71(12)(k) (k) Touring service.
616.71(13) (13) "Service contract" means any written agreement whereby any company, as herein defined, for a consideration, promises to render, furnish, or procure for any other person, whether that person is a member of such company or otherwise, motor club service, as herein defined.
616.71(14) (14) "Theft service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, the purpose of which is to locate, identify or recover a motor vehicle, owned or controlled by the holder of a service contract with any such company, which has been, or may be, stolen, or to detect or apprehend the person guilty of such theft.
616.71(15) (15) "Touring service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, by which touring information is furnished without cost to holders of service contracts with any such company.
616.71(16) (16) "Towing service" means any act by a company, as herein defined, consisting of the drafting or moving of a motor vehicle from one place to another under other than its own power.
616.71 History History: 1977 c. 339 ss. 8, 44; Stats. 1977 s. 616.71; 1979 c. 355 s. 236; 1983 a. 189; 1987 a. 166; 1991 a. 316; 1993 a. 490; 1997 a. 254.
616.72 616.72 License to sell motor club service. No company shall sell or offer for sale any motor club service without first having deposited with the commissioner the sum of $25,000, in cash or securities approved by the commissioner, or, in lieu thereof, a bond in the form prescribed by the commissioner, payable to the state of Wisconsin, in the sum of $50,000, with corporate surety approved by the commissioner, conditioned upon the faithful performance in the sale or rendering of motor club service and payment of any fines or penalties levied against it for failure to comply with this chapter. Upon the depositing of such security with the commissioner, it shall be the duty of said commissioner to issue a certificate of authority to said company. The provisions of this section shall not affect or apply to any company heretofore organized which has been in continuous operation in this state for a period of more than 3 years immediately prior to May 24, 1933 and has a fully paid annual membership of more than 500 members within this state. The foregoing cash deposit or bond is not required in any instance as a penalty, but for the protection of the public only.
616.72 History History: 1977 c. 339 ss. 8, 44; Stats. 1977 s. 616.72.
616.74 616.74 Manner of obtaining company license; fee.
616.74(1)(1) No certificate of authority shall be issued by the commissioner until the company has filed with the commissioner the following:
616.74(1)(a) (a) A formal application in such form and detail as the commissioner may require, executed under oath by its president or other principal officer;
616.74(1)(b) (b) A certified copy of its charter or articles of incorporation and its bylaws, if any;
616.74(1)(c) (c) A certificate from the department of financial institutions, if it is a nonprofit corporation, that it has complied with the corporation laws of this state; if it is a corporation the stock of which has been or is being sold to the general public, a certificate from the division of securities that it has complied with the requirements of the securities law of this state.
616.74(2) (2) No certificate of authority shall be issued by the commissioner until the company has paid to the commissioner the fee required by s. 601.31 (1) (b).
616.74(3) (3) Every certificate of authority issued hereunder shall expire annually on July 1, of each year, unless sooner revoked or suspended, as hereinafter provided.
616.74 History History: 1971 c. 307; 1977 c. 339 s. 8; Stats. 1977 s. 616.74; 1979 c. 102 s. 237; 1991 a. 316; 1995 a. 27.
616.76 616.76 Form of service contract. No service contract shall be executed, issued, or delivered in this state until the form thereof has been approved in writing by the commissioner.
616.76 History History: 1977 c. 339 s. 8; Stats. 1977 s. 616.76.
616.77 616.77 Execution of service contract. Every service contract, executed, issued, or delivered in this state shall be made in duplicate, and shall be dated and signed by the company issuing the service contract and by the party purchasing the service contract, and one copy shall be kept by the company, and the other copy shall be delivered to the party purchasing the service contract.
616.77 History History: 1977 c. 339 s. 8; Stats. 1977 s. 616.77; 1987 a. 166.
616.78 616.78 Contents of contract. No service contract shall be executed, issued, or delivered in this state unless it contains the following:
616.78(1) (1) The exact corporate or other name of the company.
616.78(2) (2) The exact location of its home office and of its usual place of business in this state, giving street number and city.
616.78 History History: 1977 c. 339 s. 8; Stats. 1977 s. 616.78.
616.79 616.79 Only agents to solicit business. No person shall solicit, or aid in the solicitation of, another person to purchase a service contract issued by a company not duly licensed under this subchapter.
616.79 History History: 1977 c. 339 ss. 8, 44; 1979 c. 355 s. 236.
616.80 616.80 Misrepresentations forbidden. No company, and no officer or agent thereof, shall orally, or in writing, misrepresent the terms, benefits, or privileges of any service contract issued, or to be issued, by it.
616.80 History History: 1977 c. 339 s. 8; Stats. 1977 s. 616.80.
616.81 616.81 Company always bound by contract. Any service contract made, issued, or delivered contrary to any provision of this subchapter shall nevertheless be valid and binding on the company.
616.81 History History: 1977 c. 339 ss. 8, 44; Stats. 1977 s. 616.81; 1979 c. 355 s. 236.
616.82 616.82 Person exempted. Nothing in this subchapter applies to an authorized attorney at law acting in the usual course of the profession, nor to any insurance company, bonding company, or surety company now or hereafter duly and regularly licensed and doing business as such under the laws of this state.
616.82 History History: 1977 c. 339 ss. 8, 44; Stats. 1977 s. 616.82; 1979 c. 89, 176; 1979 c. 355 s. 236.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)