Arizona Revised Statutes Title 44. Trade and Commerce § 44-1273. Limited exemptions

A. The following sellers are not required to register and, except for § 44-1278, subsection B and § 44-1282 , are exempt from this article:

1. A person acting within the scope of a license issued under title 20.

2. A person who is either a:

(a) Charitable organization as defined in § 44-6551 , this state or any county or municipality of this state or its agencies.

(b) Political party, candidate for federal, state or local office or campaign committee required to file financial information with federal, state or local election agencies.

3. A person making telephone solicitations without the intent to complete and who does not complete the sales presentation during the telephone solicitation but completes the sales presentation at a later face-to-face meeting between the solicitor and the consumer provided that the later face-to-face meeting is not for the purpose of collecting the payment or delivering any item purchased.

4. A person who after making a telephone contact with a consumer sends the consumer descriptive literature and does not require payment before the consumer's review of the descriptive literature and the person is not conducting a solicitation involving any of the following:

(a) The sale of an investment or an opportunity for an investment that is not registered with any state or federal authority.

(b) A prize promotion or premium.

(c) A recovery service.

(d) A business opportunity or merchandise related to a business opportunity.

5. A person or solicitor for a person who operates a retail business establishment under the same name as the name used in the solicitation of sales by telephone, if on a continuing basis all of the following apply:

(a) Merchandise is displayed and offered for sale or services are offered for sale and provided at the person's business establishment.

(b) At least fifty per cent of the person's business involves the buyer obtaining the merchandise at the person's business establishment.

(c) The person holds a transaction privilege tax license pursuant to title 42, chapter 5.  1

6. A person or solicitor for a person soliciting another business if all of the following apply:

(a) At least fifty per cent of the person's dollar volume consists of repeat sales to existing businesses.

(b) The person does not conduct a prize promotion that requires or implies that to win a consumer must pay money or purchase merchandise.

(c) Neither the person nor any of the person's principals has within twenty years been convicted in any state of a felony or crime of moral turpitude, breach of trust, fraud, theft, dishonesty or violation of telephone solicitation laws, been subject to a final judgment in a civil action involving fraud, deceit or misrepresentation or been subject to an administrative order involving fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or any violation of telephone solicitations laws of any agency of this state, another state, the federal government, a territory of the United States or another country.

(d) The person is not selling a business opportunity or merchandise related to a business opportunity.

7. A person or solicitor on behalf of a person who solicits sales by periodically publishing and delivering a catalog to consumers if all of the following apply:

(a) The catalog contains a written description or illustration of each item offered for sale and the price of each item offered for sale.

(b) The catalog includes the business address or home office address of the person.

(c) The catalog includes at least twenty-four pages of written material and illustrations.

(d) The catalog is distributed in more than one state and has an annual circulation by mail of at least two hundred fifty thousand.

B. The following sellers shall file a limited registration statement pursuant to § 44-1272.01 and, except for §§ 44-1278 and 44-1282 , are exempt from this article:

1. A person acting within the scope of a license issued under title 6 or 32 or by the corporation commission pursuant to this title, except persons licensed under title 6, chapter 13.  2

2. If soliciting within the scope of the license, any licensed securities, commodities or investments broker or dealer or investment advisor or any licensed associated person of a securities, commodities or investments broker or dealer or investment advisor.

3. An issuer or a subsidiary of an issuer that has a class of securities that is subject to section 12 of the securities exchange act of 1934 ( 15 United States Code sections 78a through 78mm ) and that is either registered or exempt from registration under paragraph (A), (B), (C), (E), (F), (G) or (H) or subsection (g)(2) of section 12 of the act.  A subsidiary of an issuer that qualifies for exemption under this paragraph is not exempt unless at least sixty per cent of the voting power of the subsidiary's shares is owned by the qualifying issuer or issuers.

4. A person certificated or regulated by the corporation commission pursuant to title 40, chapter 2   3 or a subsidiary of that person or a federal communications commission licensed cellular telephone company or radio telecommunication services provider.

5. A person making telephone solicitations for a newspaper of general circulation, a magazine or a licensed or franchised cable television system.

6. An issuer or subsidiary of an issuer that is subject to registration under chapter 12, article 6 or 7 of this title   4 or that is exempt from registration under § 44-1843, subsection A , paragraph 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 9.

7. A person making telephone solicitations for the sale or purchase of books, recordings, videocassettes and similar goods through a membership group or club regulated by the federal trade commission or through a contractual plan or arrangement such as a continuity plan, subscription arrangement, series arrangement or single purchase under which the seller ships goods to a consumer who has consented in advance to receive those goods and the recipient is given the opportunity to review goods for at least seven days and to receive a full refund for return of undamaged goods.

8. A person or solicitor for a person when soliciting previous customers, if all of the following apply:

(a) The person is not offering to sell or selling a security that is not registered with any state or federal authority.

(b) The person makes the solicitation under the same name as the name used to sell merchandise to the customer previously.

(c) The person does not operate a recovery service.

(d) The person does not conduct a prize promotion that requires a consumer to, or implies that to win a consumer must, pay money or purchase merchandise.

(e) The person has not, or any of its principals have not, within twenty years been convicted in any state of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude, breach of trust, fraud, theft, dishonesty or a violation of telephone solicitation laws, been subject to a final judgment in a civil action involving fraud, deceit or misrepresentation or been subject to an administrative order involving fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or any violation of telephone solicitation laws of any agency of this state, another state, the federal government, a territory of the United States or another country.

9. A person making telephone solicitations exclusively for the purpose of the sale of telephone answering services to be provided by that person or that person's employer.

10. Any bank holding company, bank, financial institution, trust company, savings and loan association, credit union, mortgage banker or broker, consumer lender or insurer that is licensed or supervised by an official or agency of this state, any other state or the United States, including any parent, subsidiary or affiliate of these institutions.

11. A person providing telemarketing sales service continuously for at least five years under the same ownership and control that derives seventy-five per cent of its gross telemarketing sales revenues from contracts with persons exempted by this section.  A seller using an exempt telemarketing sales service is not exempt unless otherwise qualifying for an exemption under this section.

C. On request by the secretary of state, the director of the department of insurance shall provide a current list in a mutually acceptable electronic format to the secretary of state of the requested licensees described in subsection A, paragraph 1 of this section that includes all of the following information:

1. The true legal name of the seller.

2. All of the names under which the seller is doing business or intends to do business.

3. The complete street address of the physical location of the principal place of business of the seller and the telephone number for the location.

4. The name and address of the seller's agent who is authorized to receive service of process in this state.

D. In any civil proceeding alleging a violation of this article, the burden of proving an exemption or an exception from a definition is on the person claiming the exemption or exception.  In any criminal proceeding in which a violation of this article is alleged, the burden of producing evidence to support a defense based on an exemption or an exception from a definition is on the person claiming the exemption or exception.

E. Any person or solicitor exempted in part from this article by this section shall not make or submit a charge to a consumer's credit card account or a consumer's checking, savings, share or similar account unless any of the following applies:

1. The person provides that the consumer may receive a full refund for the return of undamaged and unused goods or a cancellation of services by providing notice to the person within seven days after the date that the consumer receives the merchandise and the person processes:

(a) A full refund within thirty days after the date that the person receives the returned merchandise from the consumer.

(b) A full refund within thirty days after the purchaser of services cancels an order for the services or a pro rata refund for any services not yet performed for the consumer.

2. The person provides the consumer with a signed copy of a written contract that includes the person's name, address and business telephone number and that fully describes the merchandise offered by the person, the total price to be charged by the person and any terms or conditions affecting the sale.

3. The person is either a:

(a) Charitable organization as defined in § 44-6551 , this state or any county or municipality of this state or its agencies.

(b) Political party, candidate for federal, state or local office or campaign committee required to file financial information with federal, state or local election agencies.

1 Section 42-5001 et seq.
2 Section 6-1301 et seq.
3 Section 40-201 et seq.
4 Section 44-1871 et seq. or 44-1891 et seq.

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