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Telecommunication-related and energy-related prohibitions as to prize boxes
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 24-A
§ 369-eee. Telecommunication-related and energy-related prohibitions
as to prize boxes. 1. No box or container used to collect entries for
sweepstakes or a contest may, at the same time, be used to collect
letters of authorization or other documents that constitute
authorizations by consumers to change their primary long distance
carriers or to receive or purchase natural gas, electric service, or any
other telecommunication services.

2. Enforcement by attorney general. Whenever there shall be a
violation of this article, 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 violation; 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 one thousand 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 fact and to issue subpoenas in accordance with the civil
practice law and rules.