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Miss. Code Ann. ยง 73-69-5 (2007) Definitions

Miss. Code Ann. § 73-69-5

STATE COURT ANNOTATIONS CURRENT THROUGH June 7, 2007
TITLE 73. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS
CHAPTER 69. MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTIAL ELECTRONIC PROTECTION LICENSING ACT



Miss. Code Ann. § 73-69-5 (2007)
§ 73-69-5. Definitions

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings  specified in this section:

(a) "Alarm contracting" means providing a residential electronic protective system, or a closed circuit television alarm system to another by any means, including, but not limited to, the sale, lease, rent, design, planning with the  intent to pre-wire, pre-wiring, installation, maintenance, repair, testing,  modification, improvement, alteration, inspection or servicing of an electronic  protective system, or closed circuit television alarm system; holding oneself  or one's company out for hire to perform any such task; or otherwise offering  to perform any such task for compensation, either directly or indirectly.

(b) "Alarm contracting company" means an entity that holds a Class A license  issued by the State Fire Marshal pursuant to this chapter.

(c) "Board" means the Electronic Protection Advisory Licensing Board.

(d) "Burglar alarm" or "burglar alarm system" means an alarm, alarm system or  portion of such an alarm or system that meets ANSI/SIA CP-01 Standards and is intended to detect or warn of an intrusion or other emergency in a structure.

(e) "Company" means a proprietorship, partnership, corporation,  limited-liability company or any other entity.

(f) "Designated agent" means an owner or employee who holds a Class B license  of an alarm contracting company or closed circuit television alarm system contracting company, who has been assigned the responsibility of submitting any  notice required by this chapter to the State Fire Marshal.

(g) "Supervision" means on-site supervision by a licensed Class B or Class C  alarm system technician.

(h) "Electronic protective system" means a device or a series or assembly of  interconnected devices which, when activated by automatic or manual means, produces an audible, visual or electronic signal intended to detect or warn of a  threat to a structure or its occupants. This term shall include a burglar  alarm system or a closed circuit television alarm system, all as defined in this  chapter, or a portion or combination of such alarms or systems. However, the  term "electronic protective system" shall not include the following: (i) an  alarm system installed in a motor vehicle; (ii) a burglar alarm system, or  household fire warning system sold at retail to an individual end user for  self-installation or installed by a designated representative of a retailer as part of  the retail transaction; (iii) a single station fire alarm system sold at retail  to an individual end user for self-installation or installed by a designated  representative of a retailer as part of the retail transaction or installed by  a fire department, the State Fire Marshal, a public agency, a volunteer fire  association or their designated representatives.

(i) "Employee" means a person who performs services for wages or salary.

(j) "Employer" means a person or entity who hires another to perform services  for a wage or salary.

(k) "Individual license" means a Class B, C, D or T license issued by the  State Fire Marshal pursuant to this chapter.

( l ) "Licensee" means a person or entity to whom a license is granted  pursuant to this chapter.

(m) "Officer" means the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer,  comptroller or any other person who performs functions for an alarm contracting company or closed circuit television alarm system contracting company, corresponding to those performed by those officers.

(n) "Operating location" means a physical address that houses or maintains  records of clients.

(o) "Person" means a natural person or individual.

(p) "Principal" means a person or entity that owns at least twenty percent  (20%) of an alarm contracting company or a closed circuit television alarm  system contracting company regardless of the form of organization.

(q) "Salesperson" means a person who solicits another on behalf of an alarm  contracting company or a closed circuit television alarm system contracting  company by any means, including, but not limited to, telephone or electronic  device, public notice or advertisement, door-to-door or any other type of personal  interaction, or a person who participates in design, plan, specification or  layout of an electronic protective system on behalf of an alarm contracting  company or a closed circuit television alarm system contracting company.

(r) "Closed circuit television alarm system" means an alarm system that  provides video surveillance of events, primarily by means of transmission,  recording, or transmission and recording of visual signals through the use of cameras,  receivers, monitors and other visual imaging systems.

(s) "Closed circuit television alarm system contracting company" means an  entity that holds a Class A license issued by the State Fire Marshal pursuant to  this chapter.

(t) "Closed circuit television alarm system contracting" means the selling,  designing, repairing, servicing, adjusting and installing of closed circuit  television alarm devices.