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SECTION 134
Fraudulent use of the name or title of secret fraternity
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 9-B
§ 134. Fraudulent use of the name or title of secret fraternity. Any
person, firm, association, society, order or organization, or any
officer, agent, representative or employee thereof, or person acting or
pretending to act on behalf thereof who in a newspaper or other
publication published in this state, or in any letter, writing,
circular, paper, pamphlet or other written or printed notice, matter or
device without authority of the grand lodge hereinafter mentioned
fraudulently uses, or in any manner directly or indirectly aids in the
use of the name or title of any secret fraternal association, society,
order or organization which has had a grand lodge in this state for ten
years, or any imitation of such name or title or any name or title so
nearly resembling it as to be calculated to deceive, or who without
authority publishes, sells, lends, gives away, circulates or distributes
any letter, writing, circular, paper, pamphlet or other written or
printed notice, matter or device directly or indirectly advertising for
or soliciting members or applications for membership in such secret
fraternal association, society, order or organization, or in any alleged
or pretended association, society, order or organization, using or
designated or claimed to be known by such title or imitation or
resemblance thereof or who therein or thereby offers to sell, or to
confer or to communicate or to give information directly or indirectly
where, how, of whom, or by what means any alleged or pretended degree or
any alleged or pretended secret work or any alleged or pretended secrets
of such secret fraternal association, society, order or organization or
any alleged or pretended association, society, order or organization
designated or claimed to be known by such title or imitation or
resemblance thereof can or may be obtained, conferred or communicated,
is guilty of a misdemeanor.