Nebraska Revised Statute 76-2102

Chapter 76


Terms, defined.

For purposes of the Membership Campground Act:

(1) Advertisement shall mean an attempt by publication, dissemination, solicitation, or circulation to induce, directly or indirectly, any person to enter into an obligation or acquire a title or interest in a membership camping contract;

(2) Affiliate shall mean any person who, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the person specified;

(3) Blanket encumbrance shall mean any mortgage, deed of trust, option to purchase, vendor's lien or interest under a contract or agreement of sale, judgment lien, federal or state tax lien, or other material lien or encumbrance which secures or evidences the obligation to pay money or to sell or convey all or part of a campground located in this state, made available to purchasers by the membership camping operator, and which authorizes, permits, or requires the foreclosure or other disposition of the campground. Blanket encumbrance shall include the lessor's interest in a lease of all or part of a campground which is located in this state and which is made available to purchasers by a membership camping operator. Blanket encumbrance shall not include a lien for taxes or assessments levied by a public body which are not yet due and payable;

(4) Business day shall mean any day except Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday;

(5) Campground shall mean real property made available to persons for camping, whether by tent, trailer, camper, cabin, recreational vehicle, or similar device, and shall include the outdoor recreational facilities located on the real property. Campground shall not include a mobile home park as defined in section 76-1464;

(6) Campsite shall mean a space:

(a) Designed and promoted for the purpose of locating a trailer, tent, tent trailer, recreational vehicle, pickup camper, or other similar device used for camping; and

(b) With no permanent dwelling on it;

(7) Commission shall mean the State Real Estate Commission;

(8) Controlling persons of a membership camping operator shall mean each director and officer and each owner of twenty-five percent or more of the stock of the operator, if the operator is a corporation, each general partner and each owner of twenty-five percent or more of the partnership or other interests, if the operator is a general or limited partnership or other person doing business as a membership camping operator, and each member owning twenty-five percent or more of the limited liability company, if the operator is a limited liability company;

(9) Facilities shall mean any of the following amenities provided and located on the campground: Campsites; rental trailers; swimming pools; sport courts; recreation buildings and trading posts; or grocery stores;

(10) Membership camping contract shall mean an agreement offered or sold within this state evidencing a purchaser's right to use a campground of a membership camping operator for more than thirty days during the term of the agreement;

(11) Membership camping operator or operator shall mean any person, other than one who is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, who owns or operates a campground and offers or sells membership camping contracts paid for by a fee or periodic payments. Membership camping operator shall not include the operator of a mobile home park as defined in section 76-1464;

(12) Offer shall mean an inducement, solicitation, or attempt to encourage a person to acquire a membership camping contract;

(13) Person shall mean any individual, partnership, limited liability company, firm, corporation, or association;

(14) Purchaser shall mean a person who enters into a membership camping contract with a membership camping operator and obtains the right to use the campground owned or operated by the membership camping operator;

(15) Sale or sell shall mean entering into or other disposition of a membership camping contract for value. For purposes of this subdivision, value shall not include a fee to offset the reasonable costs of a transfer of a membership camping contract; and

(16) Salesperson shall mean any individual, other than a membership camping operator, who is engaged in obtaining commitments of persons to enter into membership camping contracts by making a direct sales presentation to the person but shall not include any individual engaged in the referral of persons without making any representations about the camping program or a direct sales presentation to such persons.