New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Sec. § 25.29
Unlawful Charges in Connection With Tickets


No operator of any place of entertainment, or his or her agent, representative, employee or licensee shall, if a price be charged for admission thereto, exact, demand, accept or receive, directly or indirectly, any premium or price in excess of the established price plus lawful taxes whether designated as price, gratuity or otherwise; provided, however:


nothing in this article shall be construed to prohibit a reasonable service charge by the operator or agents of the operator for special services, including but not limited to, sales away from the box office, credit card sales or delivery; and


nothing in this article shall be construed to prohibit an operator or its agent from offering for initial sale tickets by means of an auction.


In any prosecution under this section the attorney general shall have concurrent jurisdiction with any district attorney and in any such prosecution he or she or his or her deputy shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties which the district attorney would otherwise be authorized to exercise or perform therein. * NB Repealed July 1, 2017
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Dec. 13, 2016