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SECTION 396-K*2
Sale of certain motor vehicles damaged by the ravages of natural disaster
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 26
* § 396-k. Sale of certain motor vehicles damaged by the ravages of
natural disaster. No person, firm or corporation shall knowingly sell in
this state any motor vehicle the mechanical or electrical system of
which has been previously damaged by the ravages of a natural disaster
such as fire, flood, hurricane, landslide, earthquake, windstorm or
other storm, to an extent which rendered the vehicle inoperable for any
period of time, unless notice, in writing, of the fact of such damage,
the nature and extent thereof and the date and location in which it
occurred is first given to each buyer of such motor vehicle. For the
purposes of this section, a vehicle shall be deemed to have been
rendered inoperable if, as a result of the damage caused by the natural
disaster, it would be necessary for such vehicle to undergo repair in
order to pass inspection in the manner provided in article five of the
vehicle and traffic law.

A violation of this section shall constitute a class B misdemeanor.

* NB There are 2 § 396-k's