North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 66 Commerce and Business

Article 1 - Regulation and Inspection.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-1.   County commissioners to appoint inspectors
    The board of county commissioners may appoint for their county or any township thereof inspectors for any article of commerce the inspection of which...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-2.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 108, s. 22
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-3.   Bond of inspector; fees
    The said inspector shall enter into bond in the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00), payable to the State of North Carolina, conditioned for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-4.   Falsely acting as inspector
    If any person, who is not a legal or sworn inspector of lumber or other articles, presume to act as such, he shall forfeit...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-5.   Penalty for sale without inspection
    If any person shall sell any article of forage or provision, of which inspection is required in accordance with this Article, without the same...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-6.   Penalty on master receiving without inspection
    No master or commander of any vessel shall take on board any cask or barrel or other commodity, liable to inspection as aforesaid, without...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-7.   Who to pay inspectors' fees; penalty for extortion
    The fees of inspectors shall be paid by the purchaser or exporter of the articles inspected, and if any inspector shall receive any greater...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-8.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 379, s. 18.3
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-9.   Gas and electric light bills to show reading of meter
    It shall be the duty of all gas companies and electric light companies selling gas and electricity to the public to show, among other...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-10.   Failure of dealers of scrap, salvage, or surplus to keep record of purchases of certain items misdemeanor
    (a) Every person, firm, or corporation buying rubber or leather, rubber belts, and belting, as scrap, salvage, or surplus shall keep a register containing...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-11.   Repealed by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 26, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-11.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 26, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-11.2.   Recodified as G.S. 66-426 by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 27, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date

Article 2 - Manufacture and Sale of Matches and Lighters.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-12.   Requirements for matches permitted to be sold
    No person, association, or corporation shall manufacture, store, offer for sale, sell or otherwise dispose of or distribute white phosphorous, single-dipped, strike-anywhere matches of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-13.   Packages to be marked
    No person, association, or corporation shall offer for sale, sell or otherwise dispose of, or distribute, any matches, unless the package or container in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-14.   Storage and packing regulated
    No more than one case of each brand of matches of any type or manufacture shall be opened at any one time in the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-15.   Shipping containers regulated
    All match boxes or packages shall be packed in strong shipping containers or cases; maximum number of match boxes or packages contained in any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-16.   Violation of Article a misdemeanor
    Any person, association, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Article, other than G.S. 66-16.1, shall be guilty of a Class 3...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-16.1.   Retail sale of novelty lighters prohibited
    (a) Definition. - As used in this section, the term "novelty lighter" means a mechanical or electrical device typically used for lighting cigarettes, cigars,...

Article 3 - Candy and Similar Products.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-17 through 66-22.   Repealed by Session Laws 1998-98, s. 37

Article 4 - Electrical Materials, Devices, Appliances and Equipment.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-23.   Sale of electrical goods regulated
    Every person, firm or corporation before selling, offering for sale, assigning, or disposing of by gift as premiums or in any similar manner any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-24.   Identification marks required
    All electrical materials, devices, appliances and equipment shall have the maker's name, trademark, or other identification symbol placed thereon, together with such other markings...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-25.   Acceptable listings as to safety of goods
    (a) All electrical materials, devices, appliances, and equipment shall be evaluated for safety and suitability for intended use. Except as provided in subsection (b)...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-26.   Legal responsibility of proper installations unaffected
    This Article shall not be construed to relieve from or to lessen the responsibility or liability of any party owning, operating, controlling or installing...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-27.   Violation made misdemeanor
    Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this Article shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. (1933,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-27.01.   Enforcement
    The Commissioner or his designee or the electrical inspector of any State or local governing agency may initiate any appropriate action or proceedings to...

Article 4A - Safety Features of Hot Water Heaters.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-27.1.   Certain automatic hot water tanks or heaters to have approved relief valves; installation or sale of unapproved relief valves forbidden
    (a) No individual, firm, corporation or business shall install, sell or offer for sale any automatic hot water tank or heater of 120-gallon capacity...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-27.1A.   Water heater thermostat settings
    (a) The thermostat of any new residential water heater offered for sale or lease for use in a single-family or multifamily dwelling in the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-27.2.   Certain hot water supply storage tank or heater baffles, heat traps, etc., to be tested before installation or sale
    (a) No individual, firm, corporation or business shall install, sell or offer for sale any hot water supply storage tanks or heaters of 120-gallon...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-27.3.   Violation of Article made misdemeanor
    Violation of any provision of this Article is hereby made a Class 1 misdemeanor. (1965, c. 860, s. 3; 1993, c. 539, s. 510;...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-27.4.   Local regulation of hot water heater safety features
    Nothing in this Article shall be interpreted as relieving any individual, firm, corporation or business from complying with additional protective regulations relating to the...

Article 4B - Safety Features of Trailers.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-27.5.   House trailers to have two doors
    (a) In order to provide greater protection from the dangers of fire, every new house trailer having a body length exceeding 32 feet and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-27A.   Recodified as 66-27.01 by Session Laws 1997-456, s. 27

Article 5 - Sale of Phonograph Records or Electrical Transcriptions.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-28.   Prohibition of rights to further restrict or to collect royalties on commercial use
    When any phonograph record or electrical transcription, upon which musical performances are embodied, is sold in commerce for use within this State, all asserted...

Article 6 - Sale of Nursery Stock.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-29.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 918

Article 7 - Tagging Secondhand Watches.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-30 through 66-34.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 379, s. 18.4

Article 8 - Public Warehouses.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-35.   Who may become public warehousemen
    Any person or any corporation organized under the laws of this State whose charter authorizes it to engage in the business of a warehouseman...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-36.   Bond required
    Every person or every corporation organized under G.S. 66-35, to become a public warehouseman, except such as shall have a capital stock of not...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-37.   Person injured may sue on bond
    Whenever such warehouseman fails to perform any duty or violates any of the provisions of this Article, any person injured by such failure or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-38.   When insurance required; storage receipts
    Every such warehouseman shall, when requested thereto in writing by a party placing property with it on storage, cause such property to be insured;...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-39.   Books of account kept; open to inspection
    Every such warehouseman shall keep a book in which shall be entered an account of all its transactions relating to warehousing, storing, and insuring...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-40.   Unlawful disposition of property stored
    If any person unlawfully sells, pledges, lends, or in any other way disposes of or permits or is a party to the unlawful selling,...

Article 9 - Collection of Accounts.

Article 9A - Private Detectives.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-49.1 through 66-49.8.   Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 712, s. 2

Article 9B - Motor Clubs and Associations.

Article 9C - Collection Agencies.

Article 10 - Fair Trade.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-50 through 66-57.   Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 172

Article 10A - Inventions Developed by Employee.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-57.1.   Employee's right to certain inventions
    Any provision in an employment agreement which provides that the employee shall assign or offer to assign any of his rights in an invention...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-57.2.   Employer's rights
    An employer may not require a provision of an employment agreement made unenforceable under G.S. 66-57.1 as a condition of employment or continued employment....

Article 11 - Government in Business.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.   Sale of merchandise or services by governmental units
    (a) Except as may be provided in this section, it shall be unlawful for any unit, department or agency of the State government, or...

Article 11A - Electronic Commerce In Government.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.1.   Title; purpose
    This Article shall be known and may be cited as the Electronic Commerce Act. The purpose of this Article is to facilitate electronic commerce...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.2.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) "Certification authority" means a person authorized by the Secretary to facilitate electronic commerce by vouching for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.3.   Certification authority licensing
    All persons acting as a certification authority with respect to transactions under this Article shall be licensed by the Secretary prior to representing themselves...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.4.   Use of electronic signatures
    All public agencies may use and accept electronic signatures pursuant to this Article, pursuant to Article 40 of this Chapter (the Uniform Electronic Transactions...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.5.   Validity of electronic signatures
    (a) An electronic signature contained in a transaction undertaken pursuant to this Article between a person and a public agency, or between public agencies,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.6.   Enforcement
    (a) The Secretary may investigate complaints or other information indicating fraudulent or unlawful conduct that violates this Article or the rules promulgated thereunder. (b)...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.7.   Civil penalty
    The Secretary may assess a civil penalty of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) per violation against any certification authority that violates a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.8.   Criminal penalty
    (a) Any person who willfully violates any provision of this Article, or who willfully violates any rule or order under this Article, with intent...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.9.   Exemptions
    This Article shall not apply to any of the following: (1) Electronic signatures and facsimile signatures that are otherwise allowed by law. (2) The...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.10.   Rule making
    (a) The Secretary may promulgate rules under this Article. Such rules may include, but are not limited to: (1) Definitions, including, but not limited...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.11.   Reciprocal agreements
    The Secretary is hereby authorized to enter into reciprocal arrangements with appropriate and duly authorized public agencies of other jurisdictions having a law substantially...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.12.   Agencies may provide access to services through electronic and digital transactions; fees authorized
    (a) Public agencies are encouraged to maximize citizen and business access to their services through the use of electronic and digital transactions. A public...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.13 through 66-58.19.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 11B - Electronic Access to State Services.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-58.20.   Development and implementation of Web portals; public agency links
    (a) The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) shall develop the architecture, requirements, and standards for the development, implementation and operation of one or...

Article 12 - Coupons for Products of Photography.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-59 through 66-64.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 379, s. 18.5

Article 13 - Miscellaneous Provisions.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-65.   Indemnity bonds required of agents, etc., to state maximum liability and period of liability
    Wherever any person, firm, or corporation, engaged in the business of merchandising any articles whatsoever, shall require of its agents, solicitors, salesmen, representatives, consignees,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-66.   Manufacture or sale of antifreeze solutions compounded with inorganic salts or petroleum distillates prohibited
    The manufacture or sale of antifreeze solutions which are designated, intended, advertised, or recommended by the manufacturer or seller for use in the cooling...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-67.   Disposition by laundries and dry cleaning establishments of certain unclaimed clothing
    (a) If any person fails to claim any garment, clothing, household article or other article delivered for laundering, cleaning or pressing to any laundry...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-67.1.   Disposal by repair businesses of certain unclaimed property
    (a) Disposal Authorized. - Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 1 of Chapter 44A of the General Statutes, a person who repairs, alters, treats, or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-67.2.   Persons who sell used goods on consignment must keep certain records
    (a) A person who is engaged in the business of selling used tangible personal property on consignment must keep a record of each piece...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-67.3.   Disposal of dies, molds, forms, and patterns
    (a) Definitions. - The following definitions apply in this section: (1) Customer. - Either of the following: a. A person who causes or caused...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-67.4.   Film and photographic print processor or computer technician to report film or computer images containing pictures of a minor engaging in sexual activity
    (a) As used in this section: (1) "Computer technician" means any person who repairs, installs, or otherwise services any computer or computer network or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-67.5.   Requirements for maintenance fees for gift cards
    (a) Disclosure. - The seller or issuer of a gift card must conspicuously disclose any maintenance fee charges at the time of purchase. The...

Article 14 - Business under Assumed Name Regulated.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-68.   Certificate to be filed; contents; exemption of certain partnerships and limited liability companies engaged in rendering professional services; withdrawal or transfer of assumed name
    (a) Unless exempt under subsection (e) hereof, before any person or partnership engages in business in any county in this State under an assumed...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-69.   Index of certificates kept by register of deeds
    Each register of deeds of this State shall keep an index which will show alphabetically every assumed name with respect to which a certificate...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-69.1.   Copy of certificate prima facie evidence
    A copy of such certificate duly certified by the register of deeds in whose office it has been filed shall be prima facie evidence...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-70.   Repealed by Session Laws 1969, c. 751, s. 45
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-71.   Violation of Article a misdemeanor; civil penalty
    (a) Any person, partner or corporation failing to file the certificate as required by G.S. 66-68(a) or G.S. 66-68(c) - (1) Shall be guilty...

Article 15 - Person Trading as "Company" or "Agent."

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-72.   Person trading as "company" or "agent" to disclose real parties
    If any person shall transact business as trader or merchant, with the addition of the words "factor," "agent," "& Company" or "& Co.," or...

Article 16 - Unfair Trade Practices in Diamond Industry.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-73.   Definitions
    For the purpose of this Article: (1) A "diamond" is a natural mineral consisting essentially of pure carbon crystallized in the isometric system and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-74.   What constitutes unfair trade practice
    It is an unfair trade practice for any member of the diamond industry: (1) To use, or cause or promote the use of, any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-75.   Penalty for violation; each practice a separate offense
    Any person, firm, corporation or organization engaging in any unfair trade practice, as defined in this Article, shall be guilty of a Class 1...

Article 17 - Closing-Out Sales.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-76.   Definitions
    For the purposes of this Article, "closing-out sale" shall mean and include all sales advertised, represented or held forth under the designation of "going...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-77.   License required; contents of applications; inventory required; fees; bond; extension of licenses; records; false statements
    (a) No person shall advertise or offer for sale a stock of goods, wares or merchandise under the description of closing-out sale, or a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-78.   Additions to stock in contemplation of sale prohibited
    No person in contemplation of a closing-out sale shall order any goods, wares or merchandise for the purpose of selling and disposing of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-79.   Replenishment of stock prohibited
    No person carrying on or conducting a closing-out sale or a sale of goods, wares or merchandise damaged by fire, smoke, water or otherwise,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-80.   Continuation of sale or business beyond termination date
    No person shall conduct a closing-out sale or a sale of goods, wares or merchandise damaged by fire, smoke, water or otherwise or a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-81.   Advertising or conducting sale contrary to Article; penalty
    Any person who shall advertise, hold, conduct or carry on any sale of goods, wares or merchandise under the description of closing-out sale or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-82.   Sales excepted; liability for dissemination of false advertisement
    The provisions of this Article shall not apply to sheriffs, constables or other public or court officers, or to any other person or persons...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-83.   Restraining or enjoining illegal act
    Upon complaint of any person the superior court shall have jurisdiction to restrain and enjoin any act forbidden or declared illegal by any provisions...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-84.   Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 633, s. 8

Article 18 - Labeling of Household Cleaners.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-85.   Labeling cleaners containing volatile substances capable of producing toxic effects; definition
    It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation manufacturing household cleaners which contain volatile substances capable of producing toxic effects in or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-86.   Penalty for selling product in violation of Article
    Any person, firm or corporation selling or offering to sell any product in violation of the terms of this Article shall be guilty of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-87.   Injunctions
    Upon complaint by the Department of Health and Human Services, the superior court shall have jurisdiction to enjoin any sale or offer of sale...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-88.   Application of Article after enactment of federal legislation
    If the Congress of the United States shall, at any time hereafter, enact in any form legislation designed to regulate the interstate distribution, labeling...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-89 through 66-93.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 19 - Business Opportunity Sales.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-94.   Definition
    For purposes of this Article, "business opportunity" means the sale or lease of any products, equipment, supplies or services for the purpose of enabling...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-94.1.   Responsible sellers exemption
    (a) The provisions of Article 19 shall not apply to the sale or lease of any products, equipment, supplies or services where: (1) The...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-95.   Required disclosure statement
    At least 48 hours prior to the time the purchaser signs a business opportunity contract, or at least 48 hours prior to the receipt...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-96.   Bond or trust account required
    If the business opportunity seller makes any of the representations set forth in G.S. 66-94(3), the seller must either have obtained a surety bond...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-97.   Filing with Secretary of State
    (a) The seller of every business opportunity shall file with the Secretary of State two copies of the disclosure statement required by G.S. 66-95,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-98.   Prohibited acts
    Business opportunity sellers shall not: (1) Represent that the business opportunity provides income or earning potential of any kind unless the seller has documented...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-99.   Contracts to be in writing; form; provisions
    (a) Every business opportunity contract shall be in writing and a copy shall be given to the purchaser at the time he signs the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-100.   Remedies
    (a) If a business opportunity seller uses any untrue or misleading statements in the sale of a business opportunity, or fails to give the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-101 through 66-105.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 20 - Loan Brokers.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-106.   Definitions
    (a) For purposes of this Article the following definitions apply: (1) A "loan broker" is any person, firm, or corporation who, in return for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-107.   Required disclosure statement
    At least seven days prior to the time any person signs a contract for the services of a loan broker, or the time of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-108.   Bond or trust account required
    (a) Every loan broker must obtain a surety bond issued by a surety company authorized to do business in this State, or establish a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-109.   Filing with Secretary of State
    (a) Prior to placing any advertisement or making any other representations to prospective borrowers in this State, every loan broker shall file with the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-110.   Contracts to be in writing
    Every loan brokerage contract shall be in writing, and signed by all contracting parties. A copy of the contract shall be given to the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-111.   Remedies
    (a) If a loan broker uses any untrue or misleading statements in connection with a loan brokerage contract, fails to fully comply with the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-112.   Scope
    The provisions of this Article shall apply in all circumstances in which any party to the contract conducted any contractual activity (including but not...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-113 through 66-117.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 21 - Prepaid Entertainment Contracts.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-118.   Definitions
    As used in this Article, unless the context clearly requires otherwise: (1) "Contract cost" means the total consideration paid by a buyer pursuant to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-119.   Contract requirements
    Every prepaid entertainment contract shall: (1) Be in writing, fully completed, dated and signed by all contracting parties. A copy of the contract shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-120.   Buyer's rights
    Every seller of a prepaid entertainment contract must: (1) Deliver to the buyer all information of a personal or private nature, including but not...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-121.   Buyer's right to cancel
    (a) In addition to any right otherwise to revoke an offer or cancel a sale or contract, the buyer has the right to cancel...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-122.   Rights and responsibilities after cancellation
    Within 30 days after a prepaid entertainment contract has been cancelled in accordance with G.S. 66-121, the seller must tender to the buyer any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-123.   Prohibited practices
    (a) No person shall sell any prepaid entertainment contract or contracts which, when taken together with all other contracts in force between the parties...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-124.   Bond or escrow account required
    (a) Prior to the sale of any prepaid entertainment contract for services which are available on the day of sale, the seller shall purchase...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-124.1.   Record keeping; provision of records to the Attorney General
    (a) Any person or business bonded under this Article shall maintain accurate records of the bond and of premium payments on it. These records...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-125.   Remedies
    (a) Any buyer injured by any violation of this Article may bring an action for recovery of damages, including reasonable attorney's fees. (b) The...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-126 through 66-130.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 22 - Discount Buying Clubs.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-131.   Definition
    For the purpose of this Article, a "discount buying club" is any person, firm or corporation, which in exchange for any valuable consideration offers...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-132.   Contracts to be in writing
    (a) Every contract between a discount buying club and its customers shall be in writing, fully completed, dated and signed by all contracting parties....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-133.   Customer's right to cancel
    (a) In addition to any other right to revoke an offer or cancel a sale or contract, the customer has the right to cancel...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-134.   Prohibited acts
    Discount buying clubs shall not: (1) Represent to any potential customer that his opportunity to join is limited in time or that his delay...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-135.   Bond and trust account required
    (a) Every discount buying club shall obtain and maintain a bond from a surety company licensed to do business in North Carolina. Such bond...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-136.   Remedies
    (a) Any person injured by a violation of this Article, or breach of any obligation created by this Article or contract subject thereto, may...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-137.   Taxes
    Discount buying clubs must pay North Carolina sales taxes and other applicable North Carolina taxes. (1989, c. 495, s. 4.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-138 through 66-141.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 23 - Rental Referral Agencies.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-142.   Definition
    For the purposes of this Article, a "rental referral agency" is a person or business which offers to assist any person in locating residential...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-143.   Fees and deposits
    (a) A rental referral agency shall not charge or attempt to collect any fees or other consideration from any prospective tenant except where rental...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-144.   Representations of availability
    (a) A rental referral agency shall not make any representation that any property is available for rent unless availability has been verified by the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-145.   Bond or trust account required
    (a) Every rental referral agency before beginning business shall establish a trust account with a licensed and insured bank or savings institution located in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-146.   Remedies
    (a) Any person injured by a violation of this Article, or breach of any obligation created by this Article or contract subject thereto, may...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-147 through 66-151.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 24 - Trade Secrets Protection Act.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-152.   Definitions
    As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise: (1) "Misappropriation" means acquisition, disclosure, or use of a trade secret of another without...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-153.   Action for misappropriation
    The owner of a trade secret shall have remedy by civil action for misappropriation of his trade secret. (1981, c. 890, s. 1.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-154.   Remedies
    (a) Except as provided herein, actual or threatened misappropriation of a trade secret may be preliminarily enjoined during the pendency of the action and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-155.   Burden of proof
    Misappropriation of a trade secret is prima facie established by the introduction of substantial evidence that the person against whom relief is sought both:...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-156.   Preservation of secrecy
    In an action under this Article, a court shall protect an alleged trade secret by reasonable steps which may include granting protective orders in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-157.   Statute of limitations
    An action for misappropriation of a trade secret must be commenced within three years after the misappropriation complained of is or reasonably should have...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-158 through 66-162.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 25 - Regulation of Precious Metal Businesses.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-163.   Recodified as Part 2 of Article 45 of Chapter 66, G.S. 66-405 through 66-414, by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 15, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-164.   Recodified as Part 2 of Article 45 of Chapter 66, G.S. 66-405 through 66-414, by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 15, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-165.   Recodified as Part 2 of Article 45 of Chapter 66, G.S. 66-405 through 66-414, by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 15, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-166.   Repealed by Session Laws 2009-482, 3, effective October 1, 2009
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-167.   Recodified as Part 2 of Article 45 of Chapter 66, G.S. 66-405 through 66-414, by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 15, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-168.   Recodified as Part 2 of Article 45 of Chapter 66, G.S. 66-405 through 66-414, by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 15, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-169.   Recodified as Part 2 of Article 45 of Chapter 66, G.S. 66-405 through 66-414, by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 15, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-170.   Recodified as Part 2 of Article 45 of Chapter 66, G.S. 66-405 through 66-414, by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 15, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-171.   Recodified as Part 2 of Article 45 of Chapter 66, G.S. 66-405 through 66-414, by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 15, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-172.   Recodified as Part 2 of Article 45 of Chapter 66, G.S. 66-405 through 66-414, by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 15, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-173.   Recodified as Part 2 of Article 45 of Chapter 66, G.S. 66-405 through 66-414, by Session Laws 2012-46, s. 15, effective October 1, 2012, and applicable to offenses committed on or after that date
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-174.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-175.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-176.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-177.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-178.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-179.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 26 - Farm Machinery Agreements.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-180.   Definitions
    As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise: (1) "Agreement" means a written or oral contract or agreement between a dealer and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-181.   Usage of trade
    The terms "utility" and "industrial," when used to refer to equipment, implements, machinery, attachments, or repair parts, shall have the meaning commonly used and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-182.   Notice of termination of agreements
    (a) Notwithstanding any agreement to the contrary, a supplier who terminates or otherwise fails to renew or substantially changes the competitive circumstances of an...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-183.   Supplier's duty to repurchase
    (a) Whenever a dealer enters into an agreement evidenced by a written or oral contract in which the dealer agrees to maintain an inventory,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-184.   Repurchase terms
    (a) The supplier shall repurchase from the dealer within 90 days after termination of the agreement all inventory previously purchased from the supplier that...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-185.   Exceptions to repurchase requirement
    This Article does not require the repurchase from a dealer of: (1) A repair part with a limited storage life or otherwise subject to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-186.   Uniform commercial practice
    (a) This Article does not affect a security interest of the supplier in the inventory of the dealer. (b) Repealed by Session Laws 2004-190,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-187.   Warranty obligations
    (a) Whenever a supplier and a dealer enter into an agreement, the supplier shall pay any warranty claim made by the dealer for warranty...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-187.1.   Prohibited acts
    No supplier shall do any of the following: (1) Coerce any dealer to accept delivery of equipment, parts, or accessories which the dealer has...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-188.   Failure to repurchase; civil remedy
    (a) If a supplier fails or refuses to repurchase any inventory covered under the provisions of this Article within the time periods established in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-189.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 27 - Sales Representative Commissions.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-190.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) "Commission" means compensation accruing to a sales representative for payment by a principal, the rate of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-190.1.   Written contracts
    The agreement or contract between a sales representative and a principal shall be in writing. The absence of a written agreement or contract shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-191.   Payment of commissions; termination
    When a contract between a sales representative and a principal is terminated for any reason other than malfeasance on the part of the sales...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-192.   Civil liability
    (a) A principal who fails to comply with the provisions of G.S. 66-191 or is shown to have wrongfully revoked an offer of commission...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-192.1.   Revocable offers of commission; entitlement
    If a principal makes a revocable offer of a commission to a sales representative, the sales representative is entitled to the commission agreed upon...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-193.   Contracts void
    A provision in any contract between a sales representative and a principal purporting to waive any provision of this Article, whether by expressed waiver...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-194 through 66-199.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 28 - Rental Car Advertising and Sales Practices.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-200.   Scope
    This Article applies to all persons renting vehicles from locations within this State. (1989, c. 631, s. 2, c. 770, s. 62.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-201.   Definitions
    As used in this Article: (1) "Collision damage waiver" means any contract or contractual provision, whether separate from or a part of a rental...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-202.   Rental car advertising
    (a) Except as set forth in subsections (d) and (e) of this section and G.S. 66-204(a), a rental car company shall only advertise and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-203.   Prohibited charges
    (a) No rental car company may charge, in addition to the rental rate, taxes, airport charges and fees, if any, vehicle license and registration...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-204.   Permitted charges
    (a) In addition to the rental rate, taxes, airport charges and fees, if any, vehicle license and registration fees, if any, and mileage charge,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-205.   Agent licenses required
    No employee or other representative of a rental car company shall solicit or sell any kind of insurance in connection with a rental agreement...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-206.   Effects of violations
    Any violation of the provisions of this Article constitutes an unfair trade practice under G.S. 75-1.1. (1989, c. 631, s. 2, c. 770, s.
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-207.   Rental car companies assist in publicizing law
    (a) A rental car company shall notify renters of the law requiring motorists to stop for and not pass stopped school buses that are...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-208.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 29 - Invention Development Services.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-209.   Definitions
    As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings given: (1) "Contract" or "contract for invention development services" means a contract...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-210.   Disclosures made prior to contract
    In either the first written communication from the invention developer to a specific customer, or at the first personal meeting between the invention developer...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-211.   Standard provisions for cover notice
    (a) A contract for invention development services must have a conspicuous and legible cover sheet attached. The cover sheet must set forth: (1) The...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-212.   Contracting requirements
    (a) Each contract for invention development services by which an invention developer undertakes invention development services for a customer is subject to this act....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-213.   Mandatory contract terms
    (a) A contract for invention development services shall set forth the information required in this section in at least 10-point type or equivalent size...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-214.   Financial requirements
    (a) Except as provided by subsection (c) of this section, each invention developer doing business in this State as defined by the North Carolina...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-215.   Remedies
    (a) Any contract for invention development services that does not substantially comply with this Article is voidable at the option of the customer. A...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-216.   Enforcement
    The Attorney General shall enforce this Article and may recover a civil penalty not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for each violation of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-217 through 66-219.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 30 - Credit Repair Services Act.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-220.   Short title and purpose
    (a) This Article shall be known and may be cited as the Credit Repair Services Act. (b) The General Assembly recognizes that many of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-221.   Definitions
    As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise: (1) "Credit repair business" means any person who, with respect to the extension of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-222.   Bond or trust account required
    Every credit repair business shall obtain a surety bond issued by a surety company authorized to do business in this State, or shall establish...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-223.   Prohibited acts
    A credit repair business and its salespersons, agents, and representatives, and independent contractors who sell or attempt to sell the services of a credit...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-224.   Contractual requirements
    (a) Effective October 1, 1991, every contract between a consumer and a credit repair business for the purchase of the services of the credit...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-225.   Violations
    (a) If a credit repair business uses any untrue or misleading statements in connection with a credit repair contract, fails to fully comply with...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-226.   Scope
    The provisions of this Article shall apply in all circumstances in which any party to the contract conducted any contractual activity, including but not...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-227 through 66-229.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 31 - Membership Camping Act.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-230.   Title
    This Article shall be known and may be cited as the "Membership Camping Act". (1991 (Reg. Sess., 1992), c. 1009, s. 4.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-231.   Applicability
    This Article shall apply to each membership camping contract executed at least in part in this State after January 1, 1993, regardless of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-232.   Definitions
    For purposes of this Article the following definitions apply: (1) "Agreement" means a membership camping agreement. (2) "Blanket encumbrance" means any mortgage, deed of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-233.   Administration; unlawful offer or execution of membership camping contract
    (a) This Article shall be administered by the Secretary of State of North Carolina or his designee, and shall be enforced by the Attorney...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-234.   Registration of membership camping operator
    (a) The application for registration shall be on a form prescribed by the Secretary of State and shall include the following: (1) The applicant's...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-235.   Time of effect of registration
    Upon receipt of the original application for registration in proper form, the Secretary of State shall, within 10 business days, issue a notice to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-236.   Registration fees
    An applicant for registration under this Article must include the fee set out in the following table with the application for registration: Application Amount...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-237.   Registration of salespersons
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any salesperson to offer to sell any membership camping contract in this State unless he is registered with...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-238.   Membership camping operator's disclosure statement
    (a) Every membership camping operator, salesperson, or other person who is in the business of offering for sale or transfer the rights under existing...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-239.   Contract terms
    (a) The membership camping operator shall deliver to the purchaser a fully executed copy of a membership camping contract in writing, which contract shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-240.   Cancellation
    In addition to any other right to revoke an offer or cancel a sale or contract, the purchaser has the right to cancel a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-241.   Escrow account
    (a) All purchase money received from or on behalf of a purchaser in connection with the execution of a membership camping contract shall be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-242.   Advertising, solicitations
    A membership camping operator shall disclose in all advertising programs which seek to induce prospective purchasers to visit the campground that the program is...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-243.   Provision of records to the Secretary of State
    Any membership camping operator shall maintain accurate records of the escrow account. These records shall be open to inspection to the Secretary of State...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-244.   Limitation on duration of contract term
    A membership camping contract shall clearly state the duration of the contract. A contract shall either have a duration of no more than 30...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-245.   Prohibited practices
    It shall be unlawful for any membership camping operator or salesperson to state or imply in attempting to sell a membership or to persuade...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-246.   Nondisturbance provisions
    (a) With respect to any property in this State acquired and put into operation by a membership camping operator on or after January 1,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-247.   Remedies
    (a) Any purchaser injured by any violation of this Article may bring an action for rescission and restitution or for recovery of damages and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-248.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-249.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 32 - Peddlers, Itinerant Merchants, and Specialty Markets.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-250.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) Itinerant merchant. - A person, other than a merchant with an established retail store in the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-251.   Itinerant merchant and peddler must have permission of property owner
    An itinerant merchant or a peddler who travels from place to place by vehicle must obtain a written statement signed by the owner or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-252.   Display and possession of certificate of registration
    (a) When Required. - A person who sells tangible personal property at a specialty market, other than the person's own household personal property, is...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-253.   Display of identification upon request
    Upon the request of any customer, State or local revenue agent, or law enforcement agent, a peddler, an itinerant merchant, a specialty market operator,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-254.   Records of source of new merchandise
    (a) Record Required. - Each peddler, itinerant merchant, and specialty market vendor must keep a written record of the source of new merchandise the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-254.1.   Certain sales prohibited
    No person who is described by G.S. 66-250(1), (2), (5), or (6) shall sell or offer to sell any product that meets any of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-255.   Specialty market or operator of an event registration list
    A specialty market operator or operator of an event where space is provided to a vendor must maintain a daily registration list of all...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-256.   Exemptions from Article
    This Article does not apply to the following: (1) A peddler or an itinerant merchant who sells only one or more of the following...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-257.   Misdemeanor violations
    (a) Class 1 Misdemeanors. - A person who does any of the following commits a Class 1 misdemeanor: (1) Fails to keep a record...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-258.   Local regulation not affected
    This Article does not affect the authority of a county or city to impose additional requirements on peddlers, itinerant merchants, specialty market vendors, or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-259.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 33 - Telephonic Seller Registration and Bond Requirement.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-260.   Definitions
    As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise: (1) "Gift or prize" means any premium, bonus, award, or any other thing of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-261.   Registration of telephonic sellers
    (a) Not less than 10 days before commencing telephone solicitations in this State, a telephonic seller shall register with the Secretary by filing the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-262.   Filing information
    (a) Each filing submitted to the Secretary shall contain all of the following information: (1) The name or names, including any assumed names, under...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-263.   Bond requirement; prizes and gifts
    (a) At least 10 days before the commencement of any promotion offering any gift or prize with an actual or represented market value of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-264.   Calls made to minors
    A telephonic seller must inquire as to whether the prospective purchaser it is contacting is under 18 years of age. If the prospective purchaser...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-265.   Offers of gifts or prizes
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any telephonic seller to make a telephone solicitation or attempted telephone solicitation involving any gift or prize when...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-266.   Penalties
    (a) Any violation of this Article shall constitute an unfair and deceptive trade practice in violation of G.S. 75-1.1. (b) In an action by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-267 through 66-269.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 34 - Certificates of Authentication.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-270.   Authority of Secretary of State to authenticate documents
    The Secretary, or the Secretary's designee, may sign and issue a certificate of authentication for a document that has been executed or issued in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-271.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) Authentication. - Certification of the genuineness of an official's signature, seal, or position within the State...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-272.   Certificate of authentication
    To authenticate a document, the Secretary must compare the official's seal and signature on the document with a specimen of the official's seal and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-273.   Prerequisites for authentication
    All of the following conditions must be met before a document can be authenticated: (1) All seals and signatures must be originals. (2) All...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-274.   Limitations on authentication
    (a) The Secretary shall not issue a certificate of authentication for a document if the Secretary has cause to believe that the certificate is...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-275.   Other methods of authentication not precluded
    Nothing in this Article shall preclude or invalidate any other method that is provided by statute or common law for certifying or exemplifying the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-276 through 66-279.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 35 - Agreements Between North Carolina and Foreign Governments.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-280.   Agreements between North Carolina and foreign governments to be filed
    (a) A copy of all executed memoranda of understanding and agreements of a noncommercial nature otherwise subject to disclosure under the public record laws...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-281 through 66-284.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 36 - Truthful Advertisements of Costs of Servicing or Repairing Private Passenger Vehicles.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-285.   Advertisements of servicing or repairing private passenger vehicles
    (a) Any business that services or repairs private passenger vehicles and advertises the cost of a specified service or repair of private passenger vehicles...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-286 through 66-289.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 37 - Tobacco Reserve Fund and Escrow Compliance.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-290.   Definitions
    As used in this Article: (1) "Adjusted for inflation" means increased in accordance with the formula for inflation adjustment set forth in Exhibit C...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-291.   Requirements
    (a) Any tobacco product manufacturer selling cigarettes to consumers within the State (whether directly or through a distributor, retailer, or similar intermediary or intermediaries)...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-292.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Part: (1) Brand family. - All styles of cigarettes sold under the same trademark and differentiated from one...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-293.   Sale of certain cigarettes prohibited
    (a) Civil Penalty. - It is unlawful for a person required to pay taxes pursuant to Part 2 or 3 of Article 2A of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-294.   Duties of manufacturers
    (a) Participating Manufacturers. - Unless the Office of the Attorney General provides a waiver, a participating manufacturer must submit to the Office of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-294.1.   Duties of Attorney General
    (a) Annual Lists. - The Office of the Attorney General shall prepare the following lists annually and shall make those lists available for public...

Article 38 - Year 2000 Liability and Damages.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-295 through 66-299.   Expired
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-300.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-301.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-302.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-303.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-304.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 39 - Self-Service Storage Rental Contracts.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-305.   Contract requirements
    A rental contract for the storage of personal property in a self-service storage business shall state, in bold type of a minimum size of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-306.   Late fees
    (a) In all rental contracts in which a definite time for the payment of the rent is fixed, the late fee for each rental...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-307.   Violations
    (a) Late fees and attorney fees are not recoverable if a self-service storage business violates the provisions of G.S. 66-306. (b) Any waiver of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-308 through 66-310.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 40 - Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-311.   Short title
    This Article may be cited as the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. (2000-152, s. 1.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-312.   Definitions
    As used in this Article, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the term: (1) "Agreement" means the bargain of the parties in fact, as...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-313.   Scope
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (b), (c), and (e) of this section, this Article applies to electronic records and electronic signatures relating...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-314.   Prospective application
    This Article applies to any electronic record or electronic signature created, generated, sent, communicated, received, or stored on or after the effective date of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-315.   Use of electronic records and electronic signatures; variation by agreement
    (a) This Article does not require a record or signature to be created, generated, sent, communicated, received, stored, or otherwise processed or used by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-316.   Construction and application
    This Article must be construed and applied: (1) To facilitate electronic transactions consistent with other applicable law; (2) To be consistent with reasonable practices...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-317.   Legal recognition of electronic records, electronic signatures, and electronic contracts
    (a) A record or signature may not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because it is in electronic form. (b) A contract may...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-318.   Provision of information in writing; presentation of records
    (a) If parties have agreed to conduct a transaction by electronic means and a law requires a person to provide, send, or deliver information...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-319.   Attribution and effect of electronic record and electronic signature
    (a) An electronic record or electronic signature is attributable to a person if it was the act of the person. The act of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-320.   Effect of change or error
    If a change or error in an electronic record occurs in a transmission between parties to a transaction, the following rules apply: (1) If...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-321.   Notarization and acknowledgment
    If a law requires a signature or record relating to a transaction to be notarized, acknowledged, verified, or made under oath, the requirement is...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-322.   Retention of electronic records; originals
    (a) If a law requires that a record be retained, the requirement is satisfied by retaining an electronic record of the information in the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-323.   Admissibility in evidence
    In a proceeding, evidence of a record or signature may not be excluded solely because it is in electronic form. (2000-152, s. 1.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-324.   Automated transaction
    In an automated transaction, the following rules apply: (1) A contract may be formed by the interaction of electronic agents of the parties, even...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-325.   Time and place of sending and receipt
    (a) Unless otherwise agreed between a sender and a recipient, which in a consumer transaction must be reasonable under the circumstances, an electronic record...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-326.   Transferable records
    (a) In this section, "transferable record" means an electronic record that: (1) Would be a note under Article 3 of Chapter 25 of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-327.   Consumer transactions; alternative procedures for use or acceptance of electronic records or electronic signatures
    (a), (b) Repealed by Session Laws 2001-295, s. 5. (c) Consent to Electronic Records. - In a consumer transaction in which a statute, regulation,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-328.   Procedures consistent with federal law
    Consistent with the provisions of section 7002(a) of the Electronic Signatures in the Global and National Commerce Act, 15 U.S.C 7002(a), this Article sets...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-329.   Choice of law in computer information agreement
    A choice of law provision in a computer information agreement which provides that the contract is to be interpreted pursuant to the laws of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-330.   Severability clause
    If any provision of this Article or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-331 through 66-339.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 41 - Manufacturing Redevelopment Districts.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-347.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-348.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-349.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 42 - State Franchise for Cable Television Service.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-350.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) Cable service. - Defined in G.S. 105-164.3. (2) Cable system. - Defined in 47 U.S.C. 522....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-351.   State franchising authority
    (a) Authority. - The Secretary of State is designated the exclusive franchising authority in this State for cable service provided over a cable system....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-352.   Award of franchise and commencement of service
    (a) Notice of Franchise. - A person who intends to provide cable service over a cable system in an area must file a notice...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-353.   Annual service report
    A holder of a State-issued franchise must file an annual service report with the Secretary. The report must be filed on or before July...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-354.   General filing and report requirements
    (a) General. - A document filed with the Secretary under this Article must be signed by an officer or general partner of the person...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-355.   Effect on existing local franchise agreement
    (a) Existing Agreement. - This Article does not affect an existing agreement except as follows: (1) Effective January 1, 2007, gross revenue used to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-356.   Service standards and requirements
    (a) Discrimination Prohibited. - A person who provides cable service over a cable system may not deny access to the service to any group...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-357.   Availability and use of PEG channels
    (a) Application. - This section applies to a person who provides cable service under a State-issued franchise. It does not apply to a person...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-358.   Transmission of PEG channels
    (a) Service. - A cable service provider operating under a State-issued franchise must transmit a PEG channel by one of the following methods: (1)...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-359.   Repealed by Session Laws 2010-158, s. 11(a), effective July 1, 2010
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-360.   Service to public building
    At the written request of a county or city, a cable service provider operating under a State-issued franchise must provide cable service without charge...

Article 43 - Service Agreements.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-370.   Motor vehicle service agreement companies
    (a) This section applies to all motor vehicle service agreement companies soliciting business in this State, but it does not apply to performance guarantees,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-371.   Home appliance service agreement companies
    (a) This section applies to all home appliance service agreement companies soliciting business in this State, but it does not apply to performance guarantees...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-372.   Miscellaneous requirements for motor vehicle and home appliance service agreement companies
    (a) The provisions of this section and G.S. 66-373 apply to companies specified in G.S. 66-370 and G.S. 66-371. (b) The following definitions apply...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-373.   Insurance policy requirements
    (a) Each company or person subject to this section shall maintain contractual liability insurance or service agreement reimbursement insurance with an authorized insurer for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-374.   Mechanical breakdown service agreements
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, all mechanical breakdown service agreement companies soliciting business in this State shall comply with...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-375.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-376.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-377.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-378.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-379.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 44 - Free Insurance.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-380.   Definitions
    As used in this Article: (1) "Consumer goods" means goods that are used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. For the purposes of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-381.   Free insurance
    No person shall advertise, offer, or provide free insurance for damage, loss, or theft as an inducement to the purchase, sale, or rental of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-382.   Unfair trade practice
    A violation of G.S. 66-381 constitutes an unfair trade practice under G.S. 75-1.1. (2008-124, s. 9.1.)

Article 45 - Pawnbrokers, Metal Dealers, and Scrap Dealers.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-385.   Short title
    This Part shall be known and may be cited as the Pawnbrokers and Cash Converters Modernization Act. (1989, c. 638, s. 2; 2011-325, s....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-386.   Purpose
    The making of pawn loans and the acquisition and disposition of tangible personal property by and through pawnshops and cash converters vitally affects the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-387.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Part: (1) Cash. - Lawful currency of the United States. (2) Currency converter. - A person engaged in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-388.   Pawnbroker authority
    A pawnbroker licensee is authorized to: (i) make loans on pledges of tangible personal property, (ii) deal in bullion stocks, (iii) purchase merchandise for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-389.   License required
    It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to establish or conduct a business of pawnbroker unless such person, firm, or corporation has...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-390.   Requirements for licensure
    (a) To be eligible for a pawnbroker's license, an applicant must: (1) Be of good moral character; and (2) Not have been convicted of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-391.   Record-keeping requirements for pawnbrokers
    (a) Every pawnbroker shall keep consecutively numbered records of each and every pawn transaction, which shall correspond in all essential particulars to a detachable...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-392.   Record-keeping requirements for currency converters
    (a) Every currency converter shall keep consecutively numbered records of each cash purchase. The currency converter shall, at the time of making the purchase,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-393.   Pawnbroker fees; interest rates
    No pawnbroker shall demand or receive an effective rate of interest greater than two percent (2%) per month, and no other charge of any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-394.   Pawnbroker transactions
    In every pawn transaction: (1) The original pawn contract shall have a maturity date of not less than 30 days, provided that nothing herein...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-395.   Prohibitions
    (a) A pawnbroker shall not: (1) Accept a pledge from a person under the age of 18 years. (2) Make any agreement requiring the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-396.   Penalties
    (a) Every person, firm, or corporation, their guests or employees, who shall knowingly violate any of the provisions of this Part, shall, on conviction...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-397.   Municipal or county authority
    All of the counties and cities as defined by G.S. 160A-1 may by ordinance adopt the provisions of this Part and may adopt such...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-398.   License renewal
    Notwithstanding any provision of this Part to the contrary, any person, firm, or corporation licensed as a pawnbroker on or before October 1, 1989,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-399.   Bond
    Every person, firm, or corporation licensed under this Part shall, at the time of receiving the license, file with the city or county issuing...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-400.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-401.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-402.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-403.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-404.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-405.   Legislative finding
    The General Assembly finds and declares that precious metal businesses in North Carolina vitally affect the general economy of the State and the public...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-406.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Part: (1) Dealer. - A person who purchases precious metals from the public, other than by an exempted...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-407.   Permits
    (a) Dealer Permit. - Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, it is unlawful for any person to engage as a dealer...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-408.   Perjury; punishment
    Any person who shall willfully commit perjury in any application for a permit or exemption filed pursuant to this Part shall be guilty of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-409.   Bond or trust account required
    Before any permit shall be issued to a dealer pursuant to G.S. 66-407, the dealer shall execute a satisfactory cash or surety bond or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-410.   Records to be kept
    (a) Every dealer to whom a permit has been issued pursuant to G.S. 66-407 shall maintain consecutively numbered records of each precious metals transaction....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-411.   Items not to be modified
    No item included in a dealer purchase shall be sold, traded or otherwise disposed of, melted, cut or otherwise changed in form nor shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-412.   Purchasing from juvenile
    No dealer or employee or agent thereof shall purchase from any juvenile under 18 years of age any article made, in whole or in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-413.   Penalties
    Any dealer who violates the provisions of this Part shall be deemed guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. In addition any dealer so convicted...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-414.   Portable smelters prohibited
    It shall be unlawful for any person to possess or operate a smelter in any mobile home, trailer, camper, or other vehicle or structure...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-415.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-416.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-417.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-418.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-419.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-420.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Part: (1) Cash card system. - A system of payment that provides payment in cash or in a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-420.1.   Applicability
    This Chapter shall not apply to a salvage yard regulated pursuant to Chapter 20 of the General Statutes, unless the salvage yard is engaged...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-421.   Required records and receipts for regulated metals transactions
    (a) Receipt Required. - A secondary metals recycler shall issue a receipt for all purchase transactions in which the secondary metals recycler purchases regulated...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-422.   Inspection of regulated metals property and records
    (a) Retention of Records. - A secondary metals recycler shall keep and maintain the information required under G.S. 66-421(b) for not less than two...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-423.   Hold notices for nonferrous metals; retention of nonferrous metals
    (a) Hold Notices. - When a law enforcement officer has reasonable suspicion to believe that any item of nonferrous metal in the possession of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-424.   Prohibited activities and transactions
    (a) A secondary metals recycler shall not do any of the following: (1) Operate any business that cashes checks at a fixed site at...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-425.   Permissible payment methods for nonferrous metals purchasers
    Limitation on Cash Purchases. No nonferrous metals purchaser shall enter into a cash transaction for the purchase of copper, and no nonferrous metals purchaser...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-426.   Issuance of nonferrous metals purchase permits by Sheriff; form; fees; recordkeeping
    (a) Issuance of Permits. - The sheriff of each county shall issue a nonferrous metals purchase permit to an applicant if the applicant (i)...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-427.   Exemptions
    This Part does not apply to: (1) Purchases of regulated metals property from a manufacturing, industrial, government, or other commercial vendor that generates or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-428.   Preemption
    A county or municipality shall not enact any local law, ordinance, or regulation regulating secondary metals recyclers or regulated metals property that conflicts with...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-429.   Violations
    (a) Punishment Generally. - Unless the conduct is covered by some other provision of law providing greater punishment, any person knowingly and willfully violating...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-430.   Restitution
    The court may order a defendant to make restitution to the secondary metals recycler or property owner, as appropriate, for any damage or loss...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-431.   Forfeiture of vehicles used to transport unlawfully obtained regulated metals property
    (a) Vehicles which are used or intended for use to convey or transport, or in any manner to facilitate the conveyance or transportation of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-432.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-433.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-434.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-435.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-436.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-437.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-438.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-439.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 46 - Guaranteed Asset Protection Waivers.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-440.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) Administrator. - A person that performs administrative or operational functions with respect to guaranteed asset protection...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-441.   Scope of Article
    (a) Complete Exemptions. - This Article shall not apply to any of the following: (1) An insurance policy offered by an insurer under Chapter...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-442.   Guaranteed asset protection waivers not subject to insurance laws
    Guaranteed asset protection waivers are not insurance and are exempt from the provisions of Chapter 58 of the General Statutes, as are persons administering,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-443.   Insurance of guaranteed asset protection waivers
    (a) Insurance for Creditors. - Creditors may insure guaranteed asset protection waiver obligations under a contractual liability policy or other similar policy issued by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-444.   Mandatory terms
    A guaranteed asset protection waiver shall include all of the following written terms in clear, easily understandable language: (1) The name and address of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-445.   Cancellation
    (a) Cancellation During Free-Look Period. - A guaranteed asset protection waiver shall include a term stating that if a borrower cancels the waiver within...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-446.   Miscellaneous provisions
    (a) Article Controls. - The offering and sale of guaranteed asset protection waivers in this State shall be subject to the provisions of this...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-447.   Enforcement
    The Attorney General may take action which is necessary or appropriate to enforce the provisions of this Article and to protect guaranteed asset protection...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-448.   Severability
    If any provision of this Article or the application of the provision to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the...

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