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SECTION 399-AAA
Selling and manufacturing of fur-bearing articles of clothing
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 26
§ 399-aaa. Selling and manufacturing of fur-bearing articles of
clothing. 1. For the purposes of this section the following terms shall
have the following meanings:

(a) "faux fur" shall mean artificially manufactured fur which is made
to resemble real fur but which is not derived from animals.

(b) "real fur" shall mean animal skin or part thereof with hair,
fleece, or fur fibers attached thereto, either in its raw or processed
state.

2. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or
corporation to knowingly import for profit, sell at retail, offer for
sale at retail, or manufacture articles of clothing which include, or
have attached in any quantity and of any value, fur that is not labeled
as being "faux fur" or "real fur", or is incorrectly labeled.

3. Labeling of articles of clothing pursuant to this section may be
accomplished by adding "faux fur" or "real fur" to the permanent tag
attached to the clothing, to the temporary tag used by the merchant to
identify the merchandise, or by affixing, in a conspicuous place, a
sticker stating "faux fur" or "real fur" to the article of clothing
itself.

Articles of clothing containing or having attached any quantity or
value of "real fur" shall have certain disclosures on the label required
in this section so as not to be considered misbranded under 15 U.S.C.
69b.

4. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not
more than one thousand dollars for the first violation and not more than
two thousand dollars for each subsequent violation.