N.Y. General Business Law Section 369-EEE
Telecommunication-related and energy-related prohibitions as to prize boxes


No box or container used to collect entries for sweepstakes or a contest may, at the same time, be used to collect letters of authorization or other documents that constitute authorizations by consumers to change their primary long distance carriers or to receive or purchase natural gas, electric service, or any other telecommunication services.


Enforcement by attorney general. Whenever there shall be a violation of this article, application may be made by the attorney general in the name of the people of the state of New York to a court or justice having jurisdiction by a special proceeding to issue an injunction, and upon notice to the defendant of not less than five days, to enjoin and restrain the continuance of such violation; and if it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court or justice that the defendant has, in fact, violated this article, an injunction may be issued by such court or justice, enjoining and restraining any further violation, without requiring proof that any person has, in fact, been injured or damaged thereby. In any such proceeding, the court may make allowances to the attorney general as provided in paragraph six of subdivision (a) of Civil Practice Law & Rules Law § 8303 (Additional allowance in the discretion of the court)section eighty-three hundred three of the civil practice law and rules, and direct restitution. Whenever the court shall determine that a violation of this article has occurred, the court may impose a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars for each violation. In connection with any such proposed application, the attorney general is authorized to take proof and make a determination of the relevant fact and to issue subpoenas in accordance with the civil practice law and rules.

Source: Section 369-EEE — Telecommunication-related and energy-related prohibitions as to prize boxes, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GBS/369-EEE (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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Sep. 22, 2014

§ 369-EEE’s source at nysenate​.gov

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