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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 570

Effective - 01 Jan 2017, 2 histories, see footnote bottom

  570.140.  Deceptive business practice — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of deceptive business practice if in the course of engaging in a business, occupation or profession, he or she recklessly:

  (1)  Uses or possesses for use a false weight or measure, or any other device for falsely determining or recording any quality or quantity;

  (2)  Sells, offers, displays for sale, or delivers less than the represented quantity of any commodity or service;

  (3)  Takes or attempts to take more than the represented quantity of any commodity or service when as buyer he or she furnishes the weight or measure;

  (4)  Sells, offers, or exposes for sale adulterated or mislabeled commodities;

  (5)  Makes a false or misleading written statement for the purpose of obtaining property or credit;

  (6)  Promotes the sale of property or services by a false or misleading statement in any advertisement; or

  (7)  Advertises in any manner the sale of property or services with the purpose not to sell or provide the property or services:

  (a)  At the price which he or she offered them;

  (b)  In a quantity sufficient to meet the reasonably expected public demand, unless the quantity is specifically stated in the advertisement; or

  (c)  At all.

  2.  The offense of deceptive business practice is a class A misdemeanor.

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(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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