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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XV REGULATION OF TRADE
  • CHAPTER 93 REGULATION OF TRADE AND CERTAIN ENTERPRISES

Section 1 - Short title; purpose

Section 2 - Definitions

Section 3 - Jurisdiction

Section 4 - Restraint of trade or commerce

Section 5 - Monopolies

Section 6 - Discouraging competition

Section 7 - Exemptions

Section 8 - Investigation by attorney general

Section 9 - Civil actions by attorney general

Section 9A - Repealed, 1978, 459, Sec. 1

Section 9B - Repealed, 2000, 159, Sec. 202

Section 10 - Knowing intent to injure; punishment; jurisdiction

Section 11 - Judgment or decree as prima facie evidence; effect on public contracts

Section 12 - Civil actions; treble damages; attorneys fees; injunction; stay

Section 13 - Limitations of actions

Section 14 - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 295

Section 14A - Effect of law upon consumer protection laws

Section 14B to 14D - Repealed, 1977, 74, Sec. 1

Section 14E - Definitions

Section 14F - Penalties

Section 14G - Advertising or offering to sell or selling at retail or wholesale excepted

Section 14H - Injunction; duties of district attorneys

Section 14I - Conflict of laws

Section 14J - Partial invalidity

Section 14K - Citation of Secs. 14E to 14K

Section 14L - Definitions

Section 14M - Distribution and redemption of trading stamps; printing; minimum value

Section 14N - Distribution and redemption of trading stamps; conditions precedent

Section 14O - New bonds; liability

Section 14P - Cessation of business; conditions precedent

Section 14Q - Redemption of stamps; defaults; procedure

Section 14R - Penalties; jurisdiction

Section 14S - Redemption of credit slips; time limitation

Section 15 - Publication of statement of financial condition of mining corporation

Section 16 - False statement filed with commissioner

Section 17 - Sale of stock with knowledge of false advertisement; penalty

Section 18 - False statements to stock exchanges; penalty

Section 18A - Identification marks; report of type and style; change in identification system

Section 18B - Coin operated laundries; notice to consumer of drying times

Section 19, 20 - Repealed, 1931, 426, Sec. 212

Section 20A to 21C - Repealed, 2012, 106, Sec. 4

Section 21D - Repealed, 1977, 826, Sec. 12

Section 21E to 21G - Repealed, 2012, 106, Sec. 4

Section 22, 23 - Repealed, 1963, 652, Sec. 3

Section 24 - Definitions

Section 24A - Term of license; bond; registration; rules and regulations

Section 24B - License; application; fee; terms; multi-state licensing system

Section 24C - Registration of third-party loan servicer; fees; multi-state licensing system

Section 24D - Investigation by commissioner; business records; records of investigation; penalties

Section 24E - Annual or periodic report; failure to file; penalties

Section 24F - Production of books and papers; administration of oath; failure to appear or produce evidence; obstruction; penalty

Section 24G - Requisites for license; grounds for denial; written decision; appeal

Section 24H - Violation of act by non-applicant; investigation; police authority; violation of chapter 93A

Section 24I - Revocation or suspension of license; grounds; notice and hearing; surrender; civil and criminal liability; contracts

Section 24J - Cease and desist orders; temporary orders; notice and hearing; review

Section 24K - Enforcement; civil action

Section 25 - Amount, form and provisions of bond

Section 26 - Sureties; approval; filing; cancellation; notice

Section 27 - Record of bonds; open to public inspection

Section 28 - Penalties

Section 28A - Removal or termination sales

Section 28B - Repealed, 1953, 164, Sec. 2

Section 28C - Repealed, 1981, 463, Sec. 2

Section 28D - Penalty

Section 28E - Jurisdiction of superior court

Section 28F - Fire sales; advertising

Section 29 - Powers of outdoor advertising board; rules and regulations; permits; hearings

Section 29A - Objection to application for permit; hearing; issuance; appeal

Section 30 - Prohibition of certain billboards; conformance to rules and regulations; application

Section 30A - Abatement and removal; nuisance

Section 31 - Jurisdiction of supreme judicial and superior courts

Section 32 - Application of Secs. 29 to 31; exempted signs, etc.

Section 33 - Penalties

Section 34 - Powers and duties of commissioner of banks

Section 35 to 39 - Repealed, 1923, 470, Sec. 3

Section 40 - Solicitation of business on public sidewalks

Section 40A - Dishonored checks; demand for payment

Section 41 - Repealed, 1921, 486, Sec. 22

Section 42 - Taking of trade secrets

Section 42A - Injunctive relief; taking of trade secrets

Section 43 - Unsolicited merchandise

Section 43A - Fees, penalties or other charges for sending original bill or invoice by postal mail

Section 43B - Use by performing group of false, deceptive or misleading affiliation, connection or association with recording group

Section 44 to 47 - Repealed, 1971, 805, Sec. 2

Section 48 - Cancellation of agreements consummated at place other than seller’s place of business

Section 48A - Cancellation of membership camping contracts

Section 48B - Use of credit card to obtain travel services; surcharges, reduction of agent’s commission

Section 49 - Debt collection in an unfair, deceptive or unreasonable manner

Section 49A - Retail trade reporting agencies; disclosures

Section 50 - Definitions

Section 51 - Consumer report; circumstances under which reporting agency may furnish

Section 51A - Consumer election to exclude name from consumer reporting agency list; notification system

Section 52 - Information not to be contained in report; exceptions

Section 52A - Child support arrearages; information furnished to consumer reporting agencies; notice to obligor

Section 53 - Investigative consumer report; disclosures to consumer

Section 54 - Procedures to be maintained by reporting agency

Section 54A - Procedures to ensure accuracy of information reported to consumer reporting agency; disputed information; liability

Section 55 - Identifying information; furnishing to governmental agency

Section 56 - Disclosures to consumer; written explanation; notice of rights; content of notice

Section 57 - Procedure for disclosures; actions based on information disclosed

Section 58 - Completeness or accuracy of information; dispute by consumer; reinvestigation; deletion of information; notification of deletion or dispute; reinsertion of information

Section 59 - Charge to consumer for disclosures

Section 60 - Report for employment purposes; public record information; notice of request for consumer report

Section 60A - Procedures for accurate reporting of public record information

Section 61 - Adverse information; verification; time of receipt

Section 62 - Denial of credit or employment, etc. because of adverse credit information; disclosures to consumer

Section 62A - Consumer requested security freeze on consumer report

Section 63 - Willful noncompliance; liability for damages

Section 64 - Negligent noncompliance; liability for damages

Section 65 - Jurisdiction; limitations

Section 66 - Obtaining information from reporting agency under false pretenses; penalty

Section 66A - Introducing false information into reporting agency’s files; penalty

Section 67 - Providing information to unauthorized person; penalty

Section 68 - Noncompliance as unfair trade practice

Section 68A - Definitions

Section 68B - Credit services organization; restrictions

Section 68C - Written statement provided to buyer; contents

Section 68D - Contract between buyer and credit services organization; requirements

Section 68E - Violations

Section 69 - Definition; requirements

Section 70 - Certification of title to mortgaged premises; liability of attorney; unfair practice

Section 71 - Definitions

Section 72 - Purchases and sales of hearing aids; prerequisites

Section 73 - Conflict of interest; disclosure; inducement to influence recommendation of purchase

Section 74 - Sales and delivery receipts; copies of medical clearance and hearing evaluation; customer records

Section 75 - Violations, effect; rules

Section 76 - Sale of life leases and long-term leases in nursing homes, retirement homes and homes for aged

Section 77 - Repealed, 1986, 419, Sec. 1

Section 78 - Definitions

Section 78A - Health clubs to have AED and AED provider on premises

Section 79 - Bonding provisions

Section 80 - Contract terms

Section 81 - Cancellation of contract; notice; refund

Section 82 - Cancellation after buyer’s death or disablement; other reasons for cancellation; notice; refund

Section 83 - Assignees of contracts; creditors; notice of assignment

Section 84 - Unfair and deceptive trade practices

Section 85 - Void and unenforceable contracts

Section 86 - Actions for damages or other relief; actions involving use or non-use of defibrillator

Section 87 - Civil penalty

Section 88 - Enforcement of bonding provisions by attorney general

Section 89 - Dressing room surveillance; penalty

Section 90 - Definitions

Section 91 - Written statement of information prior to execution of lease

Section 92 - Advertisement for consumer lease; statement regarding payment

Section 93 - Liability of lessor; limits on recovery; offset and counterclaim

Section 94 - Contract for purchase and sale of propane gas

Section 95 - Definitions

Section 96 - Sale or distribution of plaintiff personal injury listing; required information

Section 97 - Disclosure of plaintiff personal injury listing

Section 98 - Unfair and deceptive acts or practices

Section 99 - Remedies

Section 100 - Violations; penalties

Section 101 - Waiver of consumer rights prohibited

Section 102 - Equal rights; violations; civil actions; costs

Section 103 - Equal rights; age and handicap; violations; remedies

Section 104 - Definitions

Section 105 - Credit cards; checks; personal identification information

Section 106 - Video rental; records; penalty

Section 107 - Customized wheelchairs; nonconformity with warrant; rights and remedies

Section 108 - Definitions

Section 109 - Authorization of change in customer’s primary interexchange carrier or local exchange carrier

Section 110 - Complaint that customer’s IXC or LEC has been switched without customer authorization

Section 111 - Information booklet describing customer’s rights under Secs. 108 to 113

Section 112 - Customer refunds

Section 113 - Annual report; records of companies that have engaged in unauthorized switching of customer’s IXC or LEC

Section 114 - Real estate transactions; disclosure; psychologically impacted property