212-b. Farm labor camp commissaries; issuance of permit; renewal, refusal, suspension, and revocation of permit; rules and regulations. 1. No person shall operate a farm labor camp commissary, or cause or allow the operation of a farm labor camp commissary, without a permit from the commissioner to do so, and unless such permit is in full force and effect. Application for such permit shall be made on a form prescribed by the commissioner.
2. A permit to operate a farm labor camp commissary must be conspiciously posted in the commissary. The permit may not be transferred or assigned, and shall run for a period not to exceed twelve months, which period shall end on the thirty-first day of March, unless sooner revoked by the commissioner. The permit may be renewed each year upon the filing of an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the commissioner.
3. A permit-holder shall post, and keep posted, in a conspicuous place in the commissary, the current prices of all goods sold or leased, and the prices charged shall not exceed the prices listed on the poster.
4. The commissioner may refuse, revoke, or suspend a permit when he finds that:
(a) the applicant or permit-holder has violated any of the provisions of this chapter or of the penal law, or has been convicted of any crime or offense, except traffic violations, or is not a person of good character or responsibility; or
(b) the applicant or permit-holder has made any misrepresentation or false statements in his application for a permit.
5. The commissioner shall not refuse, revoke, or suspend a permit unless the applicant or permit-holder, upon due notice, has been given an opportunity to be heard; provided however, that pending the determination of such hearing, the commissioner may temporarily suspend a registration if, in his opinion, its suspension for such period is necessary to effectuate the purposes of the section.
6. The commissioner may promulgate rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
Last modified: February 3, 2019