1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. General Business
  4. Article 11-B: Franchises For the Sale of Motor Fuels


Section 199-B Disclosures to prospective dealers

General Business (GBS)

A distributor shall disclose in writing to any prospective dealer the following information, before any franchise is entered into:

  1. The gallonage volume history, if any, of the location under negotiation for and during the three year period immediately past or for the entire period which the location has been supplied by the distributor, whichever is shorter.

  2. The name and last known address of the previous dealer or dealers for the last three years, or for and during the entire period which the location has been supplied by the distributor, whichever is shorter, and the reason or reasons for the termination of each dealer franchise.

  3. Any legally binding commitments for the sale, demolition or other disposition of the location.

  4. The training programs, if any, and the specific goods and services the distributor will provide for and to the dealer.

  5. Full disclosure of any and all obligations which will be required of the dealer, including but not limited to, any obligation to exclusively deal in any of the products of the distributor, its subsidiaries or any other company or any advertising and promotional items that the dealer must accept.

  6. Full disclosure of all restrictions on the sale, transfer, renewal and termination of the franchise.