CHAPTER 743p
DATING SERVICES

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Sec. 42-320. Definitions.
Sec. 42-321. Contract requirements.
Sec. 42-322. Unfair trade practice.
Secs. 42-323 to 42-329.

      Sec. 42-320. Definitions. As used in this section and section 42-321:

      (1) "Buyer" means any person entering into a social referral services contract with a seller;

      (2) "Person" means a natural person, partnership, corporation, association or any other legal entity;

      (3) "Seller" means any person offering social referral services; and

      (4) "Social referral services" means dating, matrimonial or personal referral services by any of the following means: (A) An exchange of names, telephone numbers, addresses and statistics; (B) a photograph or video selection process; (C) personal introductions provided by the seller at the seller's place of business; and (D) a social environment provided by such person intended primarily as an alternative to singles' bars or club-type environments.

      (P.A. 96-259, S. 14.)

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      Sec. 42-321. Contract requirements. (a) Each contract for social referral services shall provide that such contract may be cancelled within three business days after the date of receipt by the buyer of a copy of the written contract, by written notice, delivered by certified or registered United States mail to the seller at an address which shall be specified in the contract.

      (b) (1) In every contract for social referral services, the seller shall furnish to the buyer a fully completed copy of such contract at the time of its execution, which shows the date of the transaction and contains the name and address of the seller, and in the immediate proximity to the space reserved in the contract for the signature of the buyer and in not less than ten-point bold face type, a statement in substantially the following form:

YOU, THE BUYER, MAY CANCEL THIS CONTRACT AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT OF THE THIRD BUSINESS DAY AFTER YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS CONTRACT. SEE THE ATTACHED NOTICE OF CANCELLATION FOR AN EXPLANATION OF THIS RIGHT."

      (2) At the time the buyer signs the social referral service contract, a statement captioned "NOTICE OF CANCELLATION" shall be contained in the contract and shall contain, in not less than ten-point bold face type, the following information and statements:

"NOTICE OF CANCELLATION

      .... (Date of Transaction)

YOU MAY CANCEL THIS CONTRACT, WITHOUT ANY PENALTY OR OBLIGATION, WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS CONTRACT BY MAILING THIS SIGNED AND DATED NOTICE OF CANCELLATION BY CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED UNITED STATES MAIL TO THE SELLER AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: .... . IF YOU CANCEL, ANY PAYMENTS MADE BY YOU UNDER THE CONTRACT WILL BE RETURNED WITHIN TEN BUSINESS DAYS FOLLOWING RECEIPT BY THE SELLER OF YOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE."

      (3) All moneys paid pursuant to any contract for social referral services shall be refunded within ten business days of receipt of the notice of cancellation.

      (P.A. 96-259, S. 15.)

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      Sec. 42-322. Unfair trade practice. Any violation of any provision of section 42-320 or 42-321 shall be deemed an unfair or deceptive trade practice under subsection (a) of section 42-110b.

      (P.A. 96-259, S. 16.)

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      Secs. 42-323 to 42-329. Reserved for future use.

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