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Chapter 570

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  *570.140.  Until December 31, 2016 — Deceptive business practice. — 1.  A person commits the crime of deceptive business practice if in the course of engaging in a business, occupation or profession, he 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; or

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

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

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

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

  2.  Deceptive business practice is a class A misdemeanor.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60)

Effective 1-01-79

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

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