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  4. Article 26: Miscellaneous


Section 396-H Fraudulent sale of poppies, forget-me-nots, daisies, flags and other articles sold for patriotic purposes

General Business (GBS)

Fraudulent sale of poppies, forget-me-nots, daisies, flags and other articles sold for patriotic purposes. Any person, whether a veteran soldier, sailor, marine or army nurse, or otherwise, who in the promotion of his own interests, or to derive personal pecuniary benefit, gain or profit, for himself or for any person, firm or corporation other than an organization expressly designated and authorized to administer veteran relief by the provisions of section one hundred sixty-eight of the social welfare law, sells or offers to sell poppies, forget-me-nots, daisies, flags or other articles sold for patriotic purposes, while claiming that such sale or offer to sell is made as agent of, or for the benefit of such organization authorized to administrate veteran relief, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.