1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. General Business
  4. Article 39-A: Merchants of Torah Scrolls


Section 855 Legislative findings

General Business (GBS)

The legislature finds that, as a result of the high value of Torah scrolls, there has developed a market for stolen scrolls. Because scrolls are virtually identical and difficult to identify, it is necessary to provide a system by which buyers can satisfy themselves that the scroll they are purchasing was not stolen thereby protecting the integrity of the marketplace, and to thwart trafficking in stolen goods of this unique nature. Accordingly, the provisions of this article are enacted.