1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. General Business
  4. Article 10-A: Truth In Travel Act


Section 159 Violations and penalties

General Business (GBS)

1. Except as otherwise provided by law, any travel consultant who shall violate the terms of section one hundred fifty-eight of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

  2. Except as otherwise provided by law, any travel promoter who shall knowingly violate the terms of section one hundred fifty-eight-a of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

  3. The district attorney of any county may bring an action in the name of the people of the state to restrain or prevent any violation of this article or any continuance of any such violation.

  4. Enforcement; penalties. Whenever there shall be a violation of section one hundred fifty-seven-a, one hundred fifty-eight or one hundred fifty-eight-a of this article, an application may be made by the attorney general in the name of the people of the state of New York to a court or justice having jurisdiction by a special proceeding to issue an injunction, and upon notice to the defendant of not less than five days, to enjoin and restrain the continuance of such violations; and if it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court or justice that the defendant has, in fact, violated this article, an injunction may be issued by such court or justice, enjoining and restraining any further violation, without requiring proof that any person has, in fact, been injured or damaged thereby. In any such proceeding, the court may make allowances to the attorney general as provided in paragraph six of subdivision (a) of section eighty-three hundred three of the civil practice law and rules, and direct restitution. Whenever the court shall determine that a violation of this article has occurred, the court may impose a civil penalty of not more than five hundred dollars for each violation. In connection with any such proposed application, the attorney general is authorized to take proof and make a determination of the relevant facts and to issue subpoenas in accordance with the civil practice law and rules.