2010 New York Code
ACA - Arts and Cultural Affairs
Title G - REGULATION OF SALE OF THEATRE TICKETS
Article 25 - (25.01 - 25.35) TICKETS TO PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
25.27 - Commissions to employees of places of entertainment.

* § 25.27. Commissions  to  employees  of  places of entertainment. No
  licensee, other person or entity, whether or not domiciled, licensed  or
  registered within the state, shall pay to any officer or employee of any
  place  of entertainment, any commission, gratuity or bonus in connection
  with the sale, delivery or payment of tickets or in connection with  the
  business being done by such licensee, other person or entity, whether or
  not  domiciled,  licensed  or registered within the state, in tickets of
  admission to such place.
    * NB Effective until May 16, 2011
    * § 25.27. Unlawful charges in connection with theatre tickets. 1. Any
  owner, operating  lessee,  operator,  manager,  treasurer  or  assistant
  treasurer of any theatre wherein public performances are held, or of any
  stadium,  arena,  garden  or  other  place of amusement showing sporting
  events, or his agent, representative, employee or  licensee  who,  if  a
  price  be  charged  for  admission  thereto, exacts, demands, accepts or
  receives, directly or indirectly, any premium or price in excess of  the
  regular  or  established  price or charge, plus lawful taxes, as printed
  upon the face of each ticket or other evidence of  the  right  of  entry
  thereto,  whether  designated  as price, gratuity or otherwise, shall be
  guilty of a misdemeanor. A conviction for each violation hereof shall be
  punishable  by  a  fine  not  to  exceed  five  hundred  dollars  or  by
  imprisonment for a period not to exceed one year, or both.
    2.  The  provisions  of  this  section shall also apply to the sale of
  theatre tickets and tickets for sporting events to persons  licensed  to
  resell  theatre tickets and tickets for sporting events, pursuant to the
  provisions of this article.
    3. In any prosecution under this section the  attorney  general  shall
  have  concurrent jurisdiction with any district attorney and in any such
  prosecution he or his 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 Effective May 16, 2011

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