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CHAPTER 20
General Business
GENERAL BUSINESS LAW

Laws 1909, Chap. 25.
AN ACT relating to general business, constituting chapter twenty of the

consolidated laws.

Became a law February 17, 1909, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

CHAPTER 20 OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAWS

GENERAL BUSINESS LAW

Article 1. Short title (§ 1).

2. Sabbath (§ 2-17).

3. Auctions and auctioneers (§§ 21-28).

4. Peddlers (§§ 32--35-a).

4-A. Itinerant vendors (§§ 37-39).

5. Collateral loan brokers (§§ 40-55).

5-A. Commercial installment sales (§ 56).

6. Junk dealers (§§ 60-64).

6-A. Convict made goods (§ 69).

6-B. Sale of goods produced with child labor

(§§ 69-a--69-d).

6-C. Scrap processors (§§ 69-e--69-h).

6-D. Business of installing security or fire alarm systems

(§§ 69-l--69-z).

7. Private investigators, bail enforcement agents and

watch, guard and patrol agencies (§§ 70--89-a).

7-A. Security guard act (§§ 89-e--89-w).

8. Process servers (§§ 89-t--89-v).

8-A. Process servers and process serving agencies in cities

having a population of one million or more

(§§ 89-bb--89-ll).

8-B. Licensing of armored car carriers (§§ 89-aaa--89-nnn).

8-C. Training and registration of armored car guards

(§§ 89-ooo--89-zzz).

9. Bills of lading, warehouse receipts, other receipts

and vouchers (§§ 90-111).

9-A. Passage tickets (§§ 115-127).

9-B. Use of names and symbols (§§ 130-143).

9-C. Cyber piracy protections; domain names (§§ 146-149).

10. Shooting ranges (§ 150).

10-A. Truth in travel act (§§ 155--159-a).

10-B. Transmission of money to foreign countries

(§§ 160-166).

11. Employment agencies (§§ 170-194).

11-A. Motor vehicle manufacturers (§§ 198-a--199).

11-B. Franchises for the sale of motor fuels

(§§ 199-a--199-n).

12. Hotels and boarding houses (§§ 200--209-g).

12-B. Mercantile establishments (§§ 217--218-aa).

12-C. Trampoline park safety (§§ 220-228).

13. Silver, gold and diamonds (§§ 229-a--229-j).

13-A. Platinum stamping (§§ 230-238).

13-B. Appraisers of jewelry, works of art, watches and

objects made from or containing precious stones or

metals (§§ 239--239-c).

14. Aircraft (§§ 240--251-c).

15. Specious cash sales (§§ 252-255).

16. Ice (§§ 260-265).

17. Milk cans (§§ 270-274).

17-A. Filing of names, marks and devices used on certain

vessels, receptacles and utensils (§§ 275--279-i).

18. Freight and baggage (§§ 280-287).

19. Oil and distilled spirits (§§ 300-308).

20. Gas (§§ 320-323).

20-A. Petroleum well casings and pipes (§§ 324-327).

21. Publications (§§ 330-337).

21-A. Fraudulent transactions in securities (§§ 339--339-f).

22. Monopolies (§§ 340-347-a).

22-A. Consumer protection from deceptive acts and practices

(§§ 349--350-f-1).

22-B. Water treatment units (§§ 350-g--350-i).

23. Bucket shops (§§ 351--351-e).

23-A. Fraudulent practices in respect to stocks, bonds and

other securities (§§ 352--359-h).

23-B. Transactions with or by fiduciaries (§§ 359-i--359-l).

24. Trademarks (§§ 360--360-r).

24-A. Fair trade law (§§ 369-a--369-eee).

24-C. Tax Preparers (§§ 371-373).

25. Fair credit reporting act (§§ 380--380-v).

25-A. Articles of bedding (§§ 383--389-c).

25-B. Use of safety glazing materials (§§ 389-m--389-r).

26. Miscellaneous (§§ 390--399-zzzzz).

27. Licensing of nail specialty, natural hair styling,

esthetics and cosmetology (§§ 400-417).

27-A. Licensing of coin processors (§§ 418-429).

28. Practice of barbering (§§ 430-447).

28-A. Cemetery property and funeral services (§§

450--454-a).

28-B. Budget planning (§§ 455-457).

28-BB. Credit services business (§§ 458-a--458-k).

28-C. Immigrant assistance services (§§ 460-a--460-k).

28-D. Lasers, radiation, crane operators and blasters

(§§ 480-486).

28-E. Children's product safety and recall effectiveness act

of 2008 (§§ 490--490-h).

28-F. Crohn's and colitis fairness act (§§ 491-494).

29. Manufacture, sale and introduction or movement in

commerce of flammable wearing apparel, fabrics,

related material and interior furnishings prohibited

(§§ 500-509).

29-A. Unauthorized or improper use of credit cards and debit

cards (§§ 511--520-d)

29-AAA. Credit card registration services (§§ 521--521-f).

29-B. Prohibited credit card practices involving providers

of travel services (§§ 523-526).

29-BB. Prohibited service offer practices (§§ 527-527-a).

29-C. Radio and television tubes (§§ 532-537).

29-CC Modem hijacking deterrence act (§§ 538--538-b).

29-D. Notes given for patent rights and for a speculative

consideration (§§ 550-554).

29-E. Trading stamps (§§ 570-579).

29-F. Going out of business sales (§§ 580-596).

29-G. Receipts for personal property (§§ 597-598).

29-GG. Sale of traffic control devices (§§ 599--599-e).

29-H. Debt collection procedures (§§ 600-603).

29-HH. Debt collection procedures related to identity theft

(§§ 604--604-b).

29-I. The Storage of Household Goods (§§ 605-610).

29-J. Film Rating Labeling (§§ 611-612).

29-K. Motor Vehicle Parts Warranty (§§ 616-619).

30. Health club services (§§ 620-631).

30-A. Home-use medical diagnostic device marketing practices

(§ 640).

31. Membership campgrounds (§§ 650-660).

32. Video consumer privacy act (§§ 670-675)

32*. Wheelchair warranties (§ 670*2)

33. Franchises (§§ 680-695).

33-A. Dealer agreements for the sale of farm equipment

(§§ 696-a--696-i).

33-B. Express consumer warranty on farm equipment

(§§ 697--697-d).

34. Creditor billing errors (§§ 701-707).

34-A. Consumer credit balances (§§ 710-716).

34-B. Annual credit interest statements (§§ 717-719).

35. Warranties on mobile homes (§§ 720-724).

35-A. Aftermarket rustproofing warranties of new motor

vehicles (§§ 730-735).

35-B. Automobile broker business (§§ 736-744).

35-C. Operation of pet cemeteries and pet crematoriums

(§§ 750--750-w).

35-D. Sale of dogs and cats (§§ 751-755).

35-E. Construction contracts (§§ 756-758).

35-F. Fire sprinkler information (§§ 759--759-a).

36. Protection of underground facilities (§§ 760-767).

36-A. Home improvement contracts (§§ 770-776).

36-B. Warranties on sales of new homes (§§ 777--777-b).

36-C. Down payments in the purchase and sale of residential

real estate (§§ 778--778-a).

36-D. Home heating system conversion (§ 778-aa).

37. Deposits on construction of new homes (§§ 779-785).

37-A. Registration of hearing aid dealers (§§ 788-805).

38. Vessel dealer agreements (§§ 810-816).

38-A. Sale of outdated over-the-counter drugs (§§ 820-821).

39. Drug-related paraphernalia (§§ 850-853).

39-A. Merchants of Torah scrolls (§§ 855-864).

39-B. Imitation weapons (§§ 870-873).

39-C. Imitation hypodermic instruments (§§ 880-882).

39-D. Auto Equity Promoters (§§ 890-893).

39-DD. Sale of firearms, rifles or shotguns at gun shows

(§§ 895-897).

39-DDD. Private sale or disposal of firearms, rifles and

shotguns (§ 898).

39-DDDD. Sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of

firearms (§§ 898-a--898-e).

39-E. Uniform Athlete Agents Act (§§ 899--899-p).

39-F. Notification of unauthorized acquisition of private

information (§ 899-aa).

39-G. Document destruction contractors

(§§ 899-aaa--899-bbb).

41. Combative sports (§§ 1000-1022).

43. New York state secure choice savings program

(§§ 1300-1316).

44. Regulation of surrogacy programs and assisted

reproduction service providers (§§ 1400-1404).

46. Laws repealed; when to take effect (§§ 1600-1601).