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26 - Department of the Attorney General
2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda

UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 26-239

AGENCY NAME: Department of the Attorney General, Public Protection Division

CONTACT PERSON: James McKenna, Assistant Attorney General, 6 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0006. Tel: (207) 626-8800.

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None.

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 107: Unfair Trade Practice Rules
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 M.R.S.A. 209, 10 M.R.S.A. 1682
PURPOSE: The Department of the Attorney General expects to promulgate comprehensive rules describing various business transactions that represent prima facie evidence of an unfair trade practice. The Department expects that these rules will deal with the following areas:

  1. False and deceptive advertising in the sale of consumer products such as motor vehicles and furniture.
  2. Deceptive pricing.
  3. General misrepresentations and failure by a seller to inform the consumer of a material fact concerning the consumer transaction.
  4. Participating in an illegal pyramid scheme.
  5. False advertising.
  6. Motor vehicle sale regulations, including misrepresenting any finance yield spread that benefits the seller.
  7. Telephone home solicitation sales.
  8. Sale of home heating fuel.
  9. Charitable solicitations.
  10. Home repairs.
  11. Credit sales.
  12. Landlord-tenant practices, including dangerous lead paint.
  13. Police charitable solicitations
  14. Practices related to the Petroleum Market Share Act, 10 M.R.S.A. 1671-1682.

ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: March, 2002
AFFECTED PARTIES: Maine consumers and businesses.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: While we will certainly consult with interested parties, the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act is a law enforcement statute and consensus-based rule development will not always be appropriate.

 


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