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Legislative intent
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 30
§ 620. Legislative intent. 1. The legislature finds that there exists
in connection with a number of contracts for health club services, sales
practices and business and financing methods which may have resulted in
deception and financial hardship upon the people of this state, that
existing legal remedies are inadequate to correct these abuses; that the
health club services industry has a significant impact upon the economy
and well being of this state and its local communities, and that the
provisions of this article relating to such contracts are necessary for
the public welfare.

2. The legislature declares that the purpose of this article is to
safeguard the public and the ethical health club industry against
deception and financial hardship, and to foster and encourage
competition, fair dealing, and prosperity in the field of health club
services by prohibiting or restricting false or misleading advertising,
erroneous contract terms, harmful financial practices, and other unfair,
deceptive and discriminatory practices which have been conducted by some
health club operators.