2013 Maryland Code
§ 26-101 - Definitions

MD Ins Code § 26-101 (2013) What's This?


(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.

(b) “Emergency road service” means the adjustment, repair, or replacement of the equipment, tires, or mechanical parts of a motor vehicle so that the motor vehicle may be operated under its own power.

(c) “License” means a license issued by the Commissioner to provide motor club service.

(d) “Licensee” means a motor club that is licensed by the Commissioner to provide motor club service.

(e) “Member” means a member or subscriber of a motor club.

(f) “Motor club” means a person engaged directly or indirectly in selling or offering for sale, furnishing, or procuring motor club service.

(g) “Motor club service” means, in connection with the ownership, operation, use, or maintenance of a motor vehicle by a person, and in consideration of the person being or becoming a member of a motor club, affiliated with a motor club, or entitled to receive membership or other service from a motor club because of an agreement between the person and the motor club, the rendering, furnishing, or procuring of or the payment or reimbursement for, wholly or partly, any or all of the following services to the person:

(1) emergency road service;

(2) bail bond service, which is the furnishing of or arranging for a cash deposit, bond, or other form of security required by law for a member accused of a violation of a motor vehicle law or traffic ordinance, to obtain the member’s release from custody pending trial;

(3) financing service, which is the arranging for a loan or other advance of money to a member in connection with providing any other motor club service;

(4) insurance service, which is the furnishing of coverage to a member under an approved group or blanket policy, subject to the limitations of this article, issued to the motor club by an authorized insurer;

(5) legal reimbursement service, which is the payment for or reimbursement of a member of fees charged by an attorney for services rendered to the member in defense of a traffic offense;

(6) theft service, which is the offering of assistance in locating, identifying, or recovering a stolen or missing motor vehicle owned by a member, or the offering of a reward for the purpose of detecting or apprehending the person guilty of the theft; and

(7) towing service, which is the furnishing to a member of the means to move a motor vehicle, under power other than its own, from one place to another.

(h) “Representative” means an individual who, for compensation, solicits or sells memberships, subscriptions, or franchises for a motor club.

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