[Rev. 11/21/2013 9:39:58 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 119B - MEMBERSHIPS IN CAMPGROUNDS

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 119B.010        Definitions.

NRS 119B.020        “Administrator” defined.

NRS 119B.030        “Affiliate” defined.

NRS 119B.040        “Broker of record” defined.

NRS 119B.050        “Campground” defined.

NRS 119B.060        “Camping site” defined.

NRS 119B.070        “Developer” defined.

NRS 119B.073        “Division” defined.

NRS 119B.080        “Membership” defined.

NRS 119B.090        “Offer” defined.

NRS 119B.095        “Public offering statement” defined.

NRS 119B.100        “Purchaser” defined.

NRS 119B.110        Regulations; professional consultants.

NRS 119B.115        Authority for Division to conduct business electronically; regulations; fees; use of unsworn declaration; exclusions.

NRS 119B.120        Applicability; exemptions.

PERMITS TO SELL MEMBERSHIPS

NRS 119B.130        Application: Form; contents.

NRS 119B.135        Terms and conditions of supporting documents: Description in public offering statement; conditions of permit.

NRS 119B.140        Application: Signature; cover page; fee; amendment.

NRS 119B.150        Investigation of applicant.

NRS 119B.160        Period for action on application.

NRS 119B.170        Grounds for denial of application or suspension or revocation of permit.

NRS 119B.180        Hearing on denial of application; expiration of order of denial.

NRS 119B.190        Hearing on suspending, revoking or imposing conditions upon permit.

NRS 119B.200        Renewal; creation and maintenance of website; fees.

NRS 119B.205        Requirement to notify Division in writing of certain convictions.

NRS 119B.210        Fees.

NRS 119B.215        Disciplinary action for failure to pay money to Division.

SALE OF MEMBERSHIPS

NRS 119B.220        Offer or sale of membership without permit and broker prohibited.

NRS 119B.230        Sales agents: Association with broker.

NRS 119B.240        Encumbrances on campground; requirements if developer holds leasehold interest.

NRS 119B.250        Conveyance of campground to trustee before sale of first membership; requirements for trusts; inspection of records of trust.

NRS 119B.260        Approval of advertisement or offering.

NRS 119B.270        Prospective member to be provided with certain information concerning developer and campground.

NRS 119B.280        Right to cancel contract of sale.

NRS 119B.285        Action by purchaser or Administrator for misrepresentation or other violation.

MAINTENANCE OF CAMPGROUND

NRS 119B.300        Formation of association of members; incorporation; proxies.

NRS 119B.310        Agreement for management of campground.

NRS 119B.320        Annual budget; insurance; payment of assessments for unsold memberships.

NRS 119B.330        Assessment upon membership; notice of assessment; liens.

PROGRAMS FOR EXCHANGE OF OCCUPANCY RIGHTS

NRS 119B.340        Information to be furnished to purchasers by developer affiliated with company offering program.

NRS 119B.350        Information to be furnished to purchasers by developer offering program.

NRS 119B.360        Information to be furnished by company offering program; liability for information and representations.

ENFORCEMENT OF CHAPTER

NRS 119B.370        Order to cease activities conducted without permit; hearing; agreement in lieu of order.

NRS 119B.380        Enforcement of chapter and protection of purchasers by Administrator.

NRS 119B.382        Confidentiality of records: Certain records relating to complaint or investigation deemed confidential; certain records relating to disciplinary action deemed public records.

NRS 119B.385        Appointment of receiver.

NRS 119B.390        Action by Real Estate Commission against broker.

NRS 119B.395        Administrative fine for engaging in certain conduct without permit or authorization; procedure for imposition of fine; judicial review; exceptions.

UNLAWFUL ACTS

NRS 119B.400        Acting as broker, broker-salesperson, salesperson, sales agent or registered representative without license or registration.

NRS 119B.410        Falsifying application; failure to submit annual report.

NRS 119B.420        False or misleading advertising.

NRS 119B.430        Unfair methods of competition; deceptive or unfair practices.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NRS 119B.010  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 119B.020 to 119B.100, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1656; A 1987, 1083; 2003, 1312)

      NRS 119B.020  “Administrator” defined.  “Administrator” means the Real Estate Administrator.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1656)

      NRS 119B.030  “Affiliate” defined.  “Affiliate” of a developer means a person who, directly, through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by or is under common control with the developer.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1656)

      NRS 119B.040  “Broker of record” defined.  “Broker of record” means a licensed real estate broker who has responsibility for the marketing and sale of memberships in a campground.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1656)

      NRS 119B.050  “Campground” defined.  “Campground” means any real property which has camping sites available for use, occupancy or ownership, unless all the camping sites are open to the general public for a daily or other periodic fee. The term does not include any residential structure affixed to the land.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1656)

      NRS 119B.060  “Camping site” defined.  “Camping site” means a space designed and offered for the purpose of locating a trailer, tent, tent trailer, pickup camper or other similar device used for camping.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1656)

      NRS 119B.070  “Developer” defined.  “Developer” means a person who solicits memberships and sells contracts of membership for consideration in a campground which affords camping sites and related facilities primarily to members, unless the person is exempt from federal taxation pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 501 (c)(3).

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1656)

      NRS 119B.073  “Division” defined.  “Division” means the Real Estate Division of the Department of Business and Industry.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1311)

      NRS 119B.080  “Membership” defined.  “Membership” means an agreement offered or sold within this state evidencing a purchaser’s right or license to use, for more than 30 days, a campground or its recreational facilities.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1656)

      NRS 119B.090  “Offer” defined.  “Offer” means every inducement, solicitation or attempt to bring about the sale of a membership in a campground.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1657)

      NRS 119B.095  “Public offering statement” defined.  “Public offering statement” means a report, issued by the Administrator pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, which authorizes a developer to offer to sell memberships in a campground which is the subject of the report.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1082)

      NRS 119B.100  “Purchaser” defined.  “Purchaser” means a present or prospective member.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1657)

      NRS 119B.110  Regulations; professional consultants.  The Administrator may:

      1.  Adopt regulations which are necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  Employ such legal counsel, investigators and other professional consultants as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1658)

      NRS 119B.115  Authority for Division to conduct business electronically; regulations; fees; use of unsworn declaration; exclusions.

      1.  The Administrator may adopt regulations which establish procedures for the Division to conduct business electronically pursuant to title 59 of NRS with persons who are regulated pursuant to this chapter and with any other persons with whom the Division conducts business. The regulations may include, without limitation, the establishment of fees to pay the costs of conducting business electronically with the Division.

      2.  In addition to the process authorized by NRS 719.280, if the Division is conducting business electronically with a person and a law requires a signature or record to be notarized, acknowledged, verified or made under oath, the Division may allow the person to substitute a declaration that complies with the provisions of NRS 53.045 or NRS 53.250 to 53.390, inclusive, to satisfy the legal requirement.

      3.  The Division may refuse to conduct business electronically with a person who has failed to pay money which the person owes to the Division.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1311; A 2011, 17)

      NRS 119B.120  Applicability; exemptions.

      1.  The provisions of this chapter do not apply to:

      (a) An offering subject and registered pursuant to the provisions of chapter 119 of NRS;

      (b) An offering subject and registered pursuant to the provisions of chapter 119A of NRS;

      (c) An offer, sale or transfer by any one person of no more than one membership in a campground in any 12 months;

      (d) An offer or sale by a government or governmental agency; or

      (e) A bona fide pledge of a membership in a campground.

      2.  The Administrator may, pursuant to the regulations adopted by the Administrator, exempt from a provision of this chapter any other sale, transfer or disposition of a membership if the Administrator finds that the enforcement of that provision with respect to that transaction is not necessary to protect the public interest or that of the purchasers thereof.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1657, 1658)

PERMITS TO SELL MEMBERSHIPS

      NRS 119B.130  Application: Form; contents.  A person wishing to offer memberships in a campground must apply to the Administrator for a permit to do so. The applicant must use the forms prescribed by the Administrator and must provide all of the following information:

      1.  His or her name and address.

      2.  If the applicant is not a natural person:

      (a) A copy of the articles of incorporation or the agreement for a partnership or joint venture;

      (b) The name and address of each director, officer, partner or affiliate. If any person named is a natural person, his or her occupation for the 5 years immediately before the date of the application must also be stated; and

      (c) The name and address of each person owning more than 10 percent of the stock or other equity of the developer.

      3.  Whether any person identified has, within the 10 years immediately before the date of the application, been convicted by a court of any felony involving theft, fraud or dishonesty and, if so, the style and number of the case, the court, the date of the judgment and the penalty imposed.

      4.  A copy of each contract or related form proposed to be used in the sale of memberships in the campground, the prices to be charged for each type of membership and the amount and purpose of any other fee or charge to be paid by a member.

      5.  A copy of each document relating to the formation, incorporation and operation of the members’ association responsible for the operation and maintenance of the amenities and common area of the campground.

      6.  A brief description of the developer’s ownership of or other right to use the properties or facilities represented to be available for use by purchasers, together with a brief description of the duration of any lease, license, franchise, reciprocal agreement or other agreement entitling the developer to use the properties and facilities, and any material provisions of those agreements which restrict a purchaser’s use of the property or which may result in the impairment of the purchaser’s exercise of his or her rights derived from membership.

      7.  A statement of the permits or other authorizations that are necessary for the operation of each facility that is represented by the developer as available for the use of a member that have not yet been obtained.

      8.  A statement of the financial condition of the developer prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and consisting of the financial statements for the most recent fiscal year of the developer that have been audited by an independent certified public accountant and the unaudited financial statements of the most recently completed fiscal quarter. The Administrator may waive the requirement for audited statements if they have been prepared by an independent certified public accountant or an independent public accountant and the Administrator is satisfied with the reliability of those statements and with the ability of the developer to meet his or her future commitments.

      9.  A description of the method used to determine the number of memberships to be sold for each campground owned by the developer and made available to members.

      10.  A copy of the disclosure required by NRS 119B.270.

      11.  The name and business address and a copy of the license of the broker of record who will supervise the sale of the memberships.

      12.  Such additional information as deemed necessary by the Administrator.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1658)

      NRS 119B.135  Terms and conditions of supporting documents: Description in public offering statement; conditions of permit.  The terms and conditions of the documents and agreements submitted pursuant to subsections 4 and 5 of NRS 119B.130 to which the developer or an affiliate of the developer is a party must be described in the public offering statement and constitute additional terms and conditions of the applicant’s permit to sell memberships.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1083)

      NRS 119B.140  Application: Signature; cover page; fee; amendment.

      1.  The application must be signed by the developer, or by an officer or a general partner of the developer or a person holding a power of attorney for that purpose from the developer. If the application is signed pursuant to a power of attorney, a copy must be included with the application.

      2.  The application must be submitted with the covering page prescribed by the Administrator and accompanied by the required fee.

      3.  The application must promptly be amended if a material change occurs in the information contained therein.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1660)

      NRS 119B.150  Investigation of applicant.

      1.  The Administrator shall, before issuing any permit pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, fully investigate all information submitted to the Administrator as required by the provisions of this chapter and may, if necessary, inspect the property which is the subject of any application. All reasonable expenses incurred by the Administrator in carrying out the investigation or inspection must be paid by the applicant and no permit may be issued until those expenses have been paid.

      2.  Payments received by the Administrator pursuant to this section must be deposited in the State Treasury for credit to the Real Estate Investigative Account. The Administrator shall use the money in the Account to pay the expenses of agents and employees of the Division making the investigations pursuant to this section. The Administrator may advance money to them for those expenses when appropriate.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1661; A 1991, 1753)

      NRS 119B.160  Period for action on application.  The Administrator shall, within 45 days after receipt of an application for a permit to sell memberships:

      1.  Issue the applicant a permit to sell memberships;

      2.  Deny the application, and state the reasons for denial; or

      3.  Inform the applicant of any deficiencies in the application which must be corrected before a permit is issued.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1660)

      NRS 119B.170  Grounds for denial of application or suspension or revocation of permit.  The Administrator shall deny an application or suspend or revoke a permit if the Administrator determines that:

      1.  The developer has failed to comply with any provision of this chapter which materially affects the rights of purchasers, prospective purchasers or members, or the administration of this chapter;

      2.  The number of memberships to be sold would overburden the campground or any of its facilities;

      3.  The developer fails to show to the satisfaction of the Administrator an adequate provision for continuing management of the campground for the duration of the memberships sold;

      4.  The term of a membership exceeds the term of the developer’s interest in the campground that is the subject of the membership;

      5.  The developer has failed to post, refused to post, or defaulted on, a financial assurance given by the developer concerning the completion of a proposed campground or facility at a campground;

      6.  The developer’s offering of memberships has worked or would work a fraud on purchasers or members;

      7.  An application or a change in the application is materially incomplete;

      8.  The developer, or a director, officer, partner or affiliate of the developer has within the 10 years immediately before the date of the application been convicted of a felony involving theft, fraud or dishonesty or enjoined from, or assessed a civil penalty for or found to have engaged in, a violation of any law to protect retail customers;

      9.  The developer has represented or is representing to prospective members that a campground or a facility at a campground is planned without having provided to the Administrator a sufficient financial assurance that the proposed campground will be completed and available to the members within a reasonable time; or

      10.  The developer has permanently withdrawn, the developer has the right to withdraw permanently, or the property is subject to an involuntary withdrawal, from use of all or any substantial portion of the camping sites or recreational facilities of any campground.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1660)

      NRS 119B.180  Hearing on denial of application; expiration of order of denial.

      1.  If the Administrator denies an application for a permit, the applicant may, within 30 days, file a written request for a hearing. The Administrator shall set the matter for hearing to be conducted within 90 days after receipt of the applicant’s request, unless the applicant requests a postponement of the hearing at least 3 working days before the date set for hearing. If such a request is made by the applicant, the date of the hearing must be agreed upon between the Division and the applicant.

      2.  If the Administrator fails to:

      (a) Hold the hearing within 90 days or within the extended time if a postponement is requested;

      (b) Render his or her decision within 60 days after the hearing; or

      (c) Notify the applicant in writing, by his or her order, within 15 days after his or her decision was made,

Ę the order of denial expires and the Administrator shall issue the permit within 15 days.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1661)

      NRS 119B.190  Hearing on suspending, revoking or imposing conditions upon permit.

      1.  Before suspending, revoking or imposing conditions upon a permit, the Administrator shall give notice to the developer of the charges against the developer and shall afford the developer the opportunity to be heard. Service of the complaint and notice of the time and place of the hearing may be made personally or by mailing a copy of the complaint and notice by certified mail to the developer at his or her last known address of record on file with the Administrator.

      2.  Within 10 days after the service, the developer shall file an answer to the complaint with the Administrator. The Administrator shall hold a hearing within 30 days after the filing of the answer, unless an extension is granted by the Administrator for good cause shown. Written findings of fact, conclusions of law, and decision must be made within 30 days after the hearing and served upon the developer personally or sent by certified mail to his or her last known address of record on file with the Administrator, within 15 days after the decision is made.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1661)

      NRS 119B.200  Renewal; creation and maintenance of website; fees.

      1.  A permit must be renewed annually by the developer by filing the application with and paying the fee for renewal to the Administrator. The application must be filed and the fee paid not later than the 30th day before the date of expiration and must include any change that has occurred in the information previously provided to the Administrator or in a statement of disclosure provided to a prospective member pursuant to the provisions of NRS 119B.270.

      2.  The renewal is effective on the 30th day after the filing of the application unless the Administrator:

      (a) Denies the renewal; or

      (b) Sooner approves the renewal.

      3.  The Division may:

      (a) Create and maintain a secure website on the Internet through which each permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may be renewed; and

      (b) For each permit renewed through the use of a website created and maintained pursuant to paragraph (a), charge a fee in addition to any other fee provided for pursuant to this chapter which must not exceed the actual cost to the Division for providing that service.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1661; A 2007, 587)

      NRS 119B.205  Requirement to notify Division in writing of certain convictions.

      1.  A developer shall notify the Division in writing if the developer is convicted of, or enters a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to, a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude.

      2.  A developer shall submit the notification required by subsection 1:

      (a) Not more than 10 days after the conviction or entry of the plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere; and

      (b) When submitting an application to renew a permit issued pursuant to this chapter.

      (Added to NRS 2007, 1549)

      NRS 119B.210  Fees.

      1.  The Administrator shall collect the following fees at such times and upon such conditions as the Administrator may provide by regulation:

 

For an initial permit to sell memberships in a campground.......................... $500

For each renewal of a permit................................................................................ 500

For each amendment to a public offering statement after the issuance of the report              150

For each application for the registration of a representative............................ 85

For each renewal of the registration of a representative.................................... 85

For each transfer of the registration of a representative to a different developer or location  20

For each penalty for a late renewal of the registration of a representative.... 40

For each change of name or address.................................................................... 20

 

      2.  Each developer shall pay an additional fee for each membership the developer sells in a campground in which more than 50 memberships are available pursuant to the following schedule:

 

                                                                                                                          Amount to be

      Number of memberships                                                               paid per membership

 

                    51—250                                                                                            $5.00

                  251—500                                                                                              4.00

                  501—750                                                                                              3.00

               751—1500                                                                                              2.50

                  over 1500                                                                                              1.00

 

      3.  The Administrator may reduce the fees established by this section if the reduction is equitable in relation to the costs of carrying out the provisions of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1662; A 1993, 2296; 1999, 62; 2003, 1312)

      NRS 119B.215  Disciplinary action for failure to pay money to Division.  In addition to any other remedy or penalty, the Administrator may:

      1.  Refuse to issue a permit to a person who has failed to pay money which the person owes to the Division.

      2.  Refuse to renew, or suspend or revoke, the permit of a person who has failed to pay money which the person owes to the Division.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1311)

SALE OF MEMBERSHIPS

      NRS 119B.220  Offer or sale of membership without permit and broker prohibited.  Except as provided in NRS 119B.120, a person shall not offer to sell or sell in this state any membership in a campground unless the person:

      1.  Holds a permit to do so issued by the Administrator; and

      2.  Designates and uses a broker of record to sell the membership.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1657)

      NRS 119B.230  Sales agents: Association with broker.

      1.  A sales agent may work for only one broker of record at any one time.

      2.  A broker of record shall give written notice to the Administrator of a change of association of any sales agent associated with the broker of record within 10 days after that change.

      3.  The broker of record, upon the termination of the employment of any sales agent associated with the broker of record, shall submit that agent’s license to the Administrator.

      4.  If a sales agent changes his or her association with any broker of record, the sales agent must apply to the Administrator for the reissuance of his or her license for its unexpired term. The application must be accompanied by a fee of $10.

      5.  A sales agent may only become associated with a broker of record who certifies to his or her honesty, trustworthiness and good reputation.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1657)

      NRS 119B.240  Encumbrances on campground; requirements if developer holds leasehold interest.

      1.  A contract of membership may not be executed unless the developer has provided satisfactory evidence to the Administrator that:

      (a) The campground is free and clear of any blanket encumbrances;

      (b) Each person who holds an interest in a blanket encumbrance affecting the campground has executed an agreement, approved by the Administrator, to subordinate his or her right to the rights of the member;

      (c) The developer has obtained and recorded a binding agreement acceptable to the Administrator, executed by the developer and all holders of a blanket encumbrance which provides that the holder’s rights are subordinate to the rights of subsequent purchasers and that the holder, his or her successors and assigns, and any person who acquires the property through foreclosure or by deed in lieu of foreclosure of the blanket encumbrance, take the property subject to the rights of purchasers provided in the contract of membership; or

      (d) Title to the campground has been conveyed to a trustee pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  If the interest of the developer is a leasehold interest, the lease, unless otherwise required by the Administrator, must provide that:

      (a) If an association has been formed, the lessor shall give notice of termination of the lease for any default by the lessee to the association and the individual members; and

      (b) The lessor, upon the bankruptcy of the lessee, shall enter into a new lease with the association upon the same terms and conditions as the lease with the developer.

Ę The Administrator may require the developer to execute a bond or other type of security to ensure the payment of the rental obligation.

      3.  In lieu of the requirements set forth in subsections 1 and 2, alternative arrangements may be made if they are adequate to protect the rights of the members and are approved by the Administrator.

      4.  As used in this section, “blanket encumbrance” means a mortgage, deed of trust, option to purchase, mechanic’s lien, vendor’s lien or interest under a contract or agreement of sale, judgment lien, federal or state tax lien, or other lien or encumbrance which secures or evidences the obligation to pay money or to sell or convey any property made available to purchasers by the developer, or any portion thereof, and which authorizes, permits or requires the foreclosure or other disposition of the property affected, except a lien for taxes or assessments levied by a public authority which are not yet due.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1669)

      NRS 119B.250  Conveyance of campground to trustee before sale of first membership; requirements for trusts; inspection of records of trust.

      1.  If the title to a campground is conveyed to a trustee before the sale of the first membership related to it, the developer must provide the Administrator with satisfactory evidence that:

      (a) Title to the campground has been conveyed to the trustee.

      (b) All proceeds received by the developer from the sales of memberships are being delivered to the trustee and deposited in a fund which has been established to provide for the payment of any taxes, cost of insurance or the discharge of any lien recorded against the campground.

      (c) The trustee is required to pay all charges against the trust in the following order:

             (1) Trustee’s fees and costs.

             (2) Payment of taxes.

             (3) Payments due to any holder of a lien recorded against the campground.

             (4) Any other payments authorized by the document creating the trust.

      2.  If a trust is created by a developer to hold title, the:

      (a) Trustee must be approved by the Administrator.

      (b) Trust must be irrevocable, unless otherwise provided by the Administrator.

      (c) Trustee must not be permitted to encumber the property unless permission to do so has been given by the Division.

      (d) Association or each member must be made a third-party beneficiary.

      (e) Trust must provide that the trust and not the developer is the contracting party in all matters involving the trust assets.

      (f) Trustee must give at least 30 days’ notice in writing of his or her intention to resign to:

             (1) The association, if it has been formed;

             (2) All owners; and

             (3) The Administrator.

Ę The Administrator must approve a substitute trustee before the resignation of the trustee may be accepted.

      3.  The Administrator may inspect the records relating to the trust at any reasonable time.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1668)

      NRS 119B.260  Approval of advertisement or offering.

      1.  A membership must not be advertised or offered for sale within this state until the advertisement is approved by the Administrator.

      2.  Each application for the approval of advertising must:

      (a) Include the form and content of advertising to be used;

      (b) Include the nature of the offer of gifts or other free benefits to be extended; and

      (c) Be accompanied by a filing fee of not more than $200, to be established by the Administrator.

      3.  The Administrator shall render a decision upon an application for the approval of advertising or an offer for sale within 30 days after the date the application is filed.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1668; A 1993, 2297)

      NRS 119B.270  Prospective member to be provided with certain information concerning developer and campground.  A developer shall disclose the following information to a prospective member before the prospective member signs a contract of membership or gives any money or thing of value for the purchase of a membership. The disclosures must be delivered with the contract at the time the contract is signed. The information must be brought up to date annually or whenever there is a material change and must be presented in a format approved by the Administrator which clearly communicates all of the following:

      1.  The name and address of the developer and any affiliate of the developer.

      2.  A brief description of the developer’s experience in operating a campground, including the number of years the developer has been in that business.

      3.  A brief description of the nature and duration of the member’s right or license to use the developer’s campground, both within the state and at any other locations owned or controlled by the developer.

      4.  The location of each of the developer’s campgrounds and a brief description for each significant facility at each campground then available for use by a member and those which are represented as being planned, together with a brief description of any significant facilities at a campground that are or will be available to a nonmember. As used in this subsection “significant facility” includes camping sites, swimming pools, athletic courts, recreational buildings, restrooms and showers, laundry rooms and trading posts or grocery stores.

      5.  A brief description of the developer’s ownership of or other right to use the campground or its facilities represented to be available for use by a member, together with the duration of any lease, license, franchise or reciprocal agreement entitling the developer to use the campground or the facilities, and any material provisions of any agreement which restricts a member’s use of the campground or its facilities.

      6.  A copy of the rules, restrictions or covenants regulating the member’s use of the developer’s campground or its facilities, including a statement of whether and how the rules, restrictions or covenants may be changed.

      7.  A description of any restraints on the transfer of the membership.

      8.  A copy of the policy relating to the availability of the camping.

      9.  A statement of any grounds for the forfeiture of a membership and the procedures and rights to which the member is entitled.

      10.  A copy of the contract of membership signed by the member.

      11.  A statement of the prospective member’s right to cancel the contract of membership as provided in NRS 119B.280.

      12.  A statement of the terms and conditions of any program for the exchange of the right to use the facilities of another campground represented to be available to the member, including whether the member’s participation in the program is dependent upon the continued affiliation of the developer with that campground and whether the developer or another person reserves the right to terminate that affiliation.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1662)

      NRS 119B.280  Right to cancel contract of sale.  A contract of membership may be cancelled at the option of the member if the member sends notice of the cancellation by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the developer, posted not later than midnight of the 5th calendar day following the day on which the contract was signed. This right must be set forth in the contract of membership in close proximity to the member’s signature line. Within 20 days after the developer receives a notice of cancellation, the contract of membership, the membership card and other evidence of the membership, the developer shall refund to the former member any money paid as a deposit, down payment or other consideration.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1667)

      NRS 119B.285  Action by purchaser or Administrator for misrepresentation or other violation.

      1.  Where any part of the statement of record contained an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein, the Administrator or any person acquiring a membership from the developer or his or her agent during the period the public offering statement remained uncorrected (unless it is proved that at the time of the acquisition the Administrator or purchaser knew of the untruth or omission) may sue the developer in any court of competent jurisdiction.

      2.  Any developer or agent who sells a membership:

      (a) In violation of this chapter; or

      (b) By means of a public offering statement which contained an untrue statement of a material fact required to be stated therein, may be sued by the Administrator or purchaser of the membership.

      3.  If a suit authorized under subsection 1 or 2 is brought by the purchaser, the purchaser is entitled to recover such damages as represent the difference between the amount paid for the membership and the reasonable cost of any permanent improvements thereto, and the lesser of:

      (a) The value thereof as of the time the suit was brought;

      (b) The price at which the membership has been disposed of in a bona fide market transaction before suit; or

      (c) The price at which the membership has been disposed of after suit in a bona fide market transaction but before judgment,

Ę or to rescission of the contract of sale and the refund of any consideration paid by the purchaser.

      4.  If a suit authorized under subsection 1 or 2 is brought by the Administrator, the Administrator may seek a declaration of the court that any person entitled to sue the developer or his or her agent under this section is entitled to the right of rescission and the refund of any consideration paid by him or her.

      5.  Every person who becomes liable to make any payment under this section may recover contribution as in cases of contract from any person who, if sued separately, would have been liable to make the same payment.

      6.  Reasonable attorney’s fees may be awarded to the prevailing party in any action brought under this section. Any action to rescind a contract of sale under this section must be brought within 1 year after the date of purchase or within 1 year after the date of the discovery of the misrepresentation giving rise to the action for rescission.

      7.  The provisions of this section are in addition to and not a substitute for any other right of a person to bring an action in any court for any act involved in the offering or sale of memberships or the right of the state to punish any person for any violation of any law.

      8.  For the purposes of this section “statement of record” means the information submitted to the Administrator by the developer in its application for a permit to offer to sell memberships in a campground.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1082)

MAINTENANCE OF CAMPGROUND

      NRS 119B.300  Formation of association of members; incorporation; proxies.

      1.  The developer may form an association of the members. The association may be incorporated.

      2.  The state of incorporation may be:

      (a) This state;

      (b) The state in which the campground is located; or

      (c) Any state where the developer has obtained a permit to sell memberships.

      3.  If an association is incorporated, the articles of incorporation or the bylaws must provide for the transfer by the developer to the owners of the control of the association within 120 days after 80 percent of the memberships have been sold.

      4.  Except as provided in NRS 78.355, any proxy which is executed by an owner to an association is valid for an indefinite period if the owner may revoke his or her proxy, by written notice to the association, to vote at a particular meeting.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1663)

      NRS 119B.310  Agreement for management of campground.

      1.  If an association is formed, a developer or an affiliate of the developer shall provide for the management of the campground by a written agreement with the association. The initial term of the agreement must expire upon the first annual meeting of the members of the association or at the end of 5 years, whichever comes first. Each succeeding term of the agreement must be renewed annually unless the manager of the association or a majority of the members, excluding the developer, notify the manager of their refusal to renew the agreement.

      2.  The agreement must provide that:

      (a) The manager or a majority of the members may terminate the agreement for cause;

      (b) The resignation of the manager will not be accepted until 90 days after receipt by the members of the written resignation; and

      (c) A fidelity bond must be delivered by the manager to the association.

      3.  Except as provided in this subsection, if the developer retains a reversionary interest in the campground, the parties to an agreement must include the developer, the manager and the association. In addition to the provisions required in this section, the agreement must provide:

      (a) That the campground will be maintained in good condition. Except as provided in this paragraph, any defect which is not cured within 10 days after notification by the developer may be cured by him or her. In an emergency situation, notice is not required. The association must repay the developer for any cost of the repairs plus the legal rate of interest. Each member must be assessed for his or her share of the cost of repairs.

      (b) That, if any dispute arises between the developer and the manager or association, either party may request from the American Arbitration Association a list of seven potential fact finders from which one must be chosen to settle the dispute. The agreement must provide for the method of selecting one fact finder from this list.

      (c) For collection of assessments from the members to pay obligations which may be due to the developer for breach of the covenant to maintain the campground or its facilities in good condition and repair.

Ę If the developer, after his or her request to be included, is not made a party to this agreement, the developer shall be deemed a third-party beneficiary of that agreement.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1664)

      NRS 119B.320  Annual budget; insurance; payment of assessments for unsold memberships.

      1.  The association, or if no association has been formed the developer, shall adopt an annual budget for revenues, expenditures and reserves and collect assessments for the expenses of the campground from the members. The initial budget must be approved by the Administrator. The Administrator may require the developer to submit, at the developer’s own expense, an opinion from an independent professional consultant regarding the sufficiency of the budget to sustain the plan offered by the developer. Any money collected for assessments must be placed in a trust account.

      2.  The association or other manager shall maintain adequate property and public liability insurance insuring against all risks of physical loss with a provision, accepted in writing by any lender for whom the campground may constitute security, that the proceeds must be disbursed for the repair or restoration of the campground.

      3.  The developer shall pay the assessment for any memberships which are unsold or enter into an agreement, on a form approved by the Administrator, to pay the difference between the actual expenses incurred and the amounts payable as assessments by the members. The Administrator may require the developer to provide a surety bond or other form of security which is satisfactory to the Administrator, to guarantee the payment of the developer’s obligation. The Administrator may require that the contract of membership provide that the failure of the member to pay an annual or special assessment within 90 days after it is due constitutes a breach of the contract and allows the foreclosure of the member’s interest or the restriction of the member from use of the campground until that assessment is paid.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1664)

      NRS 119B.330  Assessment upon membership; notice of assessment; liens.  The association or other manager may levy and enforce a reasonable assessment upon a member in accordance with the contract. The assessment is a debt of the member at the time the assessment is made. The amount of the assessment plus any other charges thereon, such as interest, costs, attorney’s fees and penalties, as may be provided for in the contract of membership is a lien upon the member’s interest in the contract of membership. The notice of assessment must state:

      1.  The amount of the assessment and the other charges authorized by the contract of membership;

      2.  A description of the member’s interest against which the lien has been assessed; and

      3.  The name of the member.

Ę The notice must be signed by an authorized representative of the association or as otherwise provided in the contract of membership. Upon the payment or other satisfaction of the assessment and charges in connection with which the notice has been recorded, the association or other manager shall notify the developer of the satisfaction and the release of the lien thereof.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1665)

PROGRAMS FOR EXCHANGE OF OCCUPANCY RIGHTS

      NRS 119B.340  Information to be furnished to purchasers by developer affiliated with company offering program.

      1.  A developer who affiliates his or her campground with a company offering a program for the exchange of rights of occupancy among members or with the members whose rights relate to other campgrounds, or both, shall give the member the following information:

      (a) The name and address of the company offering the program.

      (b) If the company is not a natural person, the names of the officers, directors, shareholders or partners owning at least 5 percent of the outstanding stock of that operator.

      (c) A statement indicating whether the company or any of its officers, directors or partners has any legal or beneficial interest in any interest of the developer or managing agent in a plan to sell memberships included in the program, and if so, the name, location and nature of that interest.

      (d) A statement that the member’s contract with the company is a contract separate and distinct from the contract of membership sold by the developer, unless the company and the developer or an affiliate are the same.

      (e) A statement whether the member’s participation in the program is dependent upon the continued inclusion of the plan to sell memberships in the program.

      (f) A statement indicating whether the member’s membership or participation in the program, is voluntary or mandatory.

      (g) A complete and accurate description of:

             (1) The terms and conditions of the member’s contractual relationship with the company and the procedure by which changes thereto may be made.

             (2) The procedure to qualify for and make changes.

             (3) Each limitation, restriction or priority of the program, including, but not limited to, a limitation on exchanges based on the seasons of the year, the size of the facilities or levels of occupancy, printed in boldface type, and, if those limitations, restrictions or priorities are not uniformly applied by the program, a clear description of the manner in which they are applied.

      (h) A statement indicating whether an exchange is arranged on the basis of available space and whether there are any guarantees of fulfilling a specific request for an exchange.

      (i) A statement indicating whether and under which circumstances a member, in dealing with the company, may lose the right to use and occupy a site in any properly requested exchange without being provided with substitute accommodations by the company.

      (j) The fees to be paid by participants in the program, including a statement indicating whether any fees may be changed by the company and, if so, the circumstances under which those changes may be made.

      (k) The name and address of the site of each campground included in the program.

      (l) The number of sites in each campground included in the program which are available for occupancy, expressed in numerical groupings of from 1 to 5, 6 to 10, 11 to 20, 21 to 50 and over 50.

      (m) The number of members with respect to each plan to sell memberships or other rights who are eligible to participate in the program, expressed in numerical groupings of from 1 to 100, 101 to 249, 250 to 499, 500 to 999 and at least 1,000, and a statement of the criteria used to determine those members who are eligible to participate in the program.

      (n) The disposition made by the company of the memberships deposited with the program by members who are eligible to participate in the program and not used by the company in effecting exchanges.

      (o) An annual report completed on or before July 1 of the succeeding year which must be independently certified by a certified public accountant or accounting firm in accordance with the standards of the Accounting Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as those standards exist on June 7, 1985. The report must include:

             (1) The number of members who are enrolled to participate in the program, including an indication of whether the relationship between the company and the members is based on the payment of a fee or is gratuitous.

             (2) The number of campgrounds and camping sites included in the program, categorized by those campgrounds which are the subject of a contract between the developer or the association and the company and those campgrounds which are the subject of a contract between the company and members directly.

             (3) The number of memberships for which the company has an outstanding obligation to provide an exchange to a member who relinquished a membership during the year in exchange for a membership in any future year.

             (4) The number of exchanges confirmed by the company during the year.

      2.  The information required by subsection 1 must be delivered to the prospective member before the execution of any contract between the prospective member and a company or the contract of membership.

      3.  Upon the receipt of the information, the member shall certify in writing that the member has received the information from the developer.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the information required by subsection 1 must be accurate as of 30 days before the date on which the information is delivered to the prospective member. The information required by paragraphs (b), (c), (k), (l), (m) and (o) of subsection 1 must be consistent with the latest audited statement of the company which is prepared not more than 18 months before the information is delivered.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1665)

      NRS 119B.350  Information to be furnished to purchasers by developer offering program.  If a developer intends to offer a program for the exchange of occupancy rights among the members whose rights relate to one campground or with the members whose rights relate to other campgrounds, or both, directly to a member, the developer shall deliver to the prospective member, before the offering or the execution of any contract between the prospective member or member and the developer offering the program, the information mentioned in subsection 1 of NRS 119B.340. This section does not apply to a renewal of a contract for the exchange of occupancy rights between a member and such a developer.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1667)

      NRS 119B.360  Information to be furnished by company offering program; liability for information and representations.

      1.  A company whose program for the exchange of occupancy rights among members of a campground or with the members of different campgrounds, or both, is offered to members in this state shall, on or before July 1 of each year, file with the Administrator and the secretary of the members’ association the information required by subsection 1 of NRS 119B.340 as it relates to that program.

      2.  No developer is liable for the use, delivery or publication of the information provided to the developer by the company.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, no company is liable for:

      (a) Any representation made by the developer relating to the program or the company.

      (b) The use, delivery or publication by the developer of any information relating to the program or the company.

Ę The company is liable only for the written information provided to the developer by the company.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1668)

ENFORCEMENT OF CHAPTER

      NRS 119B.370  Order to cease activities conducted without permit; hearing; agreement in lieu of order.

      1.  The Administrator may issue an order directing a developer to cease engaging in activities for which the developer has not received a permit under this chapter or conducting activities in a manner not in compliance with the terms of his or her permit.

      2.  The order to cease must be in writing and must state that, in the opinion of the Administrator, the developer has not been issued a permit for the activity or the terms of the permit do not allow the developer to conduct the activity in that manner. The developer shall not engage in any activity regulated by this chapter after the developer receives such an order.

      3.  Within 30 days after receiving such an order, a developer may file a verified petition with the Administrator for a hearing. The Administrator shall hold a hearing within 30 days after the petition is filed. If the Administrator fails to hold a hearing within 30 days, or does not render a written decision within 45 days after the final hearing, the order to cease is rescinded.

      4.  If the decision of the Administrator after a hearing is against the person ordered to cease, the person may obtain judicial review from that decision by filing, within 30 days after the date on which the decision was issued, a petition in the district court for the county in which the person conducted the activity. The burden of proof is on the petitioner. The court shall consider the decision of the Administrator which is being reviewed and shall consider and determine solely whether there has been an abuse of discretion on the part of the Administrator in making the decision.

      5.  In lieu of the issuance of an order to cease such activities, the Administrator may enter into an agreement with the developer in which the developer agrees to:

      (a) Discontinue the activities that are not in compliance with this chapter;

      (b) Pay all costs incurred by the Administrator in investigating the developer’s activities and conducting any necessary hearings; and

      (c) Return to the purchasers any money or property which the developer acquired through such violations.

Ę Except as otherwise provided in NRS 239.0115, the terms of such an agreement are confidential unless violated by the developer.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1670; A 2007, 2073)

      NRS 119B.380  Enforcement of chapter and protection of purchasers by Administrator.

      1.  Whenever the Administrator believes that any person has violated any order, regulation, permit, decision, demand or requirement, or any of the provisions of this chapter, the Administrator may bring an action in the district court in the county in which the person resides or maintains his or her principal place of business or, if the person resides outside the State, in any court of competent jurisdiction within or outside the State, against the person to enjoin him or her from continuing the violation.

      2.  The Administrator may intervene in any action involving a membership or a program for the exchange of rights of occupancy, if intervention is necessary in the public interest and for the protection of the members.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1671)

      NRS 119B.382  Confidentiality of records: Certain records relating to complaint or investigation deemed confidential; certain records relating to disciplinary action deemed public records.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 239.0115, a complaint filed with the Division alleging a violation of this chapter, all documents and other information filed with the complaint and all documents and other information compiled as a result of an investigation conducted to determine whether to initiate disciplinary action are confidential and may be disclosed in whole or in part only as necessary in the course of administering this chapter or to a licensing board or agency or any other governmental agency, including, without limitation, a law enforcement agency, that is investigating a person who holds a permit issued pursuant to this chapter.

      2.  The complaint or other charging documents filed with the Administrator to initiate disciplinary action and all documents and other information considered by the Administrator when determining whether to impose discipline are public records.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 1549)

      NRS 119B.385  Appointment of receiver.

      1.  When the Administrator ascertains that an association of members or a developer, if there is no association, is insolvent or in imminent danger of insolvency or the association’s or developer’s affairs are being mismanaged, the Administrator may file a complaint in the district court of the county in which the principal office of the association or developer is located for the appointment of a receiver.

      2.  Upon the appointment, the receiver shall take possession of all the property, business and assets of the association or developer which are located within this state and retain possession of them until further order of the court. The receiver shall make or cause to be made an inventory of the assets and known liabilities of the association or developer. Upon approval of the court, the receiver shall take such other actions as appear necessary and reasonable for the conduct of the business of the association or developer.

      3.  The inventory made by the receiver and all claims filed by creditors are open at all reasonable times for inspection and any action taken by the receiver upon any of the claims is subject to the approval of the court before which the cause is pending.

      4.  The expenses of the receiver and compensation of counsel, as well as all expenditures required in any liquidation proceeding, must be fixed by the receiver, subject to the approval of the court, and, upon certification of the receiver, must be paid out of the assets he or she controls as receiver.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1083)

      NRS 119B.390  Action by Real Estate Commission against broker.  The Real Estate Commission may take action pursuant to NRS 645.630 against any broker who fails to supervise adequately the conduct of any person engaged in the sale of memberships offered pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1671)

      NRS 119B.395  Administrative fine for engaging in certain conduct without permit or authorization; procedure for imposition of fine; judicial review; exceptions.

      1.  In addition to any other remedy or penalty, the Administrator may impose an administrative fine against any person who knowingly:

      (a) Engages or offers to engage in any activity for which a permit or any type of authorization is required pursuant to this chapter, or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, if the person does not hold the required permit or has not been given the required authorization; or

      (b) Assists or offers to assist another person to commit a violation described in paragraph (a).

      2.  If the Administrator imposes an administrative fine against a person pursuant to this section, the amount of the administrative fine may not exceed the amount of any gain or economic benefit that the person derived from the violation or $5,000, whichever amount is greater.

      3.  In determining the appropriate amount of the administrative fine, the Administrator shall consider:

      (a) The severity of the violation and the degree of any harm that the violation caused to other persons;

      (b) The nature and amount of any gain or economic benefit that the person derived from the violation;

      (c) The person’s history or record of other violations; and

      (d) Any other facts or circumstances that the Administrator deems to be relevant.

      4.  Before the Administrator may impose the administrative fine, the Administrator must provide the person with notice and an opportunity to be heard.

      5.  The person is entitled to judicial review of the decision of the Administrator in the manner provided by chapter 233B of NRS.

      6.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a person who engages or offers to engage in activities within the purview of this chapter if:

      (a) A specific statute exempts the person from complying with the provisions of this chapter with regard to those activities; and

      (b) The person is acting in accordance with the exemption while engaging or offering to engage in those activities.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1311)

UNLAWFUL ACTS

      NRS 119B.400  Acting as broker, broker-salesperson, salesperson, sales agent or registered representative without license or registration.  Unless the transaction is exempt under the provisions of NRS 119B.120, it is unlawful for any person to act as a broker of record, broker-salesperson, salesperson, sales agent or registered representative in this State in connection with the sale of memberships without first obtaining a license or registering pursuant to the provisions of chapter 645 or 119A of NRS.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1657)

      NRS 119B.410  Falsifying application; failure to submit annual report.  Any person who willfully submits, in the application for a permit to sell contracts of membership, any materially false or misleading information or fails to submit an annual report on a program for the exchange of occupancy rights among members is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1671)

      NRS 119B.420  False or misleading advertising.

      1.  It is unlawful for any person to use false or misleading information to advertise the sale of contracts of membership.

      2.  Unless a person has actual knowledge of the false or misleading information, the owner, publisher, licensee or operator of any newspaper, magazine, television or radio broadcasting station or his or her agents or employees are not liable under this chapter for any advertising of any contract for membership carried in the newspaper, magazine or by the television or radio broadcasting station nor are any of them liable under this chapter for the contents of any advertisement.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1671)

      NRS 119B.430  Unfair methods of competition; deceptive or unfair practices.  It is unlawful to engage in unfair methods of competition or deceptive or unfair practices in the offer to sell or sale of a membership. These practices include, without limitation:

      1.  Misrepresenting or failing to disclose any material fact concerning a campground or membership.

      2.  Including in any agreement for purchase of a membership provisions purporting to waive any right or benefit provided for purchasers under this chapter.

      3.  Receiving from a prospective purchaser any money or other valuable consideration before the purchaser receives the information required by NRS 119B.270.

      4.  Misrepresenting the amount of time or the date a camping site will be available to a purchaser.

      5.  Misrepresenting the location of the campground.

      6.  Misrepresenting the size, nature, extent, qualities or characteristics of the campground.

      7.  Misrepresenting the nature or extent of any services incident to the membership.

      8.  Misrepresenting the conditions under which a purchaser may exchange occupancy rights in a campground in one location for occupancy rights in a campground at another location.

      9.  Failing to disclose initially that any promised entertainment, food or other inducements are being offered to solicit the sale of a membership.

      10.  Conducting or participating in, without prior approval by the Division, any type of lottery or contest, or offering prizes or gifts to induce or encourage a person to visit a campground, attend a meeting at which a membership will be discussed, attend a presentation, or purchase a membership.

      11.  Any act or practice considered an unfair method of competition or an unfair or deceptive act or practice under NRS 207.170, 207.171 or 598.0915 to 598.0925, inclusive, or chapter 598A or 599A of NRS.

      12.  Making any false promises of a character likely to influence, persuade or induce.

      13.  Engaging in any fraudulent, misleading or oppressive techniques or tactics of selling.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1657; A 1989, 650)