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SECTION 25.01
Legislative findings
Arts and Cultural Affairs (ACA) CHAPTER 11-C, TITLE G, ARTICLE 25
* § 25.01. Legislative findings. The legislature finds and declares
that transactions involving tickets for admission to places of
entertainment are a matter of public interest and subject to the
supervision of New York and the appropriate political subdivisions of
the state for the purpose of safeguarding the public against fraud,
extortion, and similar abuses.

The legislature further finds that many ticket resellers advertise and
sell tickets to places of entertainment within the boundaries of New
York state often from locations outside the state, without adhering to
the provisions of this article. The legislature objects to any claim
that businesses domiciled outside New York state are exempted from this
statute when selling tickets to events occurring in New York state,
regardless of the territories of origin of both the buyer and seller. It
is the legislature's intent that all governmental bodies charged with
enforcement of this article, including the attorney general of New York
state have the authority to regulate the activities of all persons
reselling tickets to venues located within this state to the full extent
of the state's powers under the federal and state constitutions and that
this article be construed in light of this purpose.

* NB Effective until July 1, 2022

* § 25.01. Matters of public interest. It is hereby determined and
declared that the price of or charge for admission to theatres, places
of amusement or entertainment, or other places where public exhibitions,
games, contests or performances are held is a matter affected with a
public interest and subject to the supervision of the appropriate
political subdivisions of the state for the purpose of safeguarding the
public against fraud, extortion, exorbitant rates and similar abuses.

* NB Effective July 1, 2022