North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 66 Commerce and Business

Article 1 - Regulation and Inspection.

Article 2 - Manufacture and Sale of Matches.

  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 which...
  • § 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 retail...
  • § 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 one...
  • § 66-16   Violation of Article a misdemeanor
    Any person, association, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Article shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor and shall only be...

Article 3 - Candy and Similar Products.

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

  • § 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 electrical...
  • § 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 giving...
  • § 66-25   Acceptable listings as to safety of goods
    All electrical materials, devices, appliances, and equipment shall be evaluated for safety and suitability for intended use. This evaluation shall be conducted in accordance with...
  • § 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 any...
  • § 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, c....
  • § 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 prevent,...

Article 4A - Safety Features of Hot Water Heaters.

Article 4B - Safety Features of Trailers.

Article 5 - Sale of Phonograph Records or Electrical Transcriptions.

Article 6 - Sale of Nursery Stock.

Article 7 - Tagging Secondhand Watches.

Article 8 - Public Warehouses.

  • § 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 may...
  • § 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 less...
  • § 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 violation...
  • § 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; every...
  • § 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 cotton,...
  • § 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, pledging,...

Article 9 - Collection of Accounts.

Article 9A - Private Detectives.

Article 9B - Motor Clubs and Associations.

Article 9C - Collection Agencies.

Article 10 - Fair Trade.

Article 10A - Inventions Developed by Employee.

  • § 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 to...
  • § 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. An...

Article 11 - Government in Business.

Article 11A - Electronic Commerce In Government.

  • § 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 with...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 or...
  • § 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 Act),...
  • § 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, shall...
  • § 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) The...
  • § 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 provision...
  • § 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 to...
  • § 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 execution...
  • § 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 to,...
  • § 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 similar...
  • § 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 agency...
  • § 66-58.13 through 66-58.19   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 11B - Electronic Access to State Services.

Article 12 - Coupons for Products of Photography.

Article 13 - Miscellaneous Provisions.

Article 14 - Business under Assumed Name Regulated.

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

Article 16 - Unfair Trade Practices in Diamond Industry.

  • § 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 is...
  • § 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 trade...
  • § 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 misdemeanor;...

Article 17 - Closing-Out Sales.

Article 18 - Labeling of Household Cleaners.

Article 19 - Business Opportunity Sales.

  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 seller...
  • § 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 of...
  • § 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 issued...
  • § 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, accompanied...
  • § 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 data...
  • § 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 contract....
  • § 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 proper...
  • § 66-101 through 66-105   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 20 - Loan Brokers.

  • § 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 any...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 trust...
  • § 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 Secretary...
  • § 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 prospective...
  • § 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 requirements...
  • § 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 limited...
  • § 66-113 through 66-117   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 21 - Prepaid Entertainment Contracts.

  • § 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 a...
  • § 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 be...
  • § 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 limited...
  • § 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 a...
  • § 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 payments...
  • § 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 have...
  • § 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 a...
  • § 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 shall...
  • § 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 remedies...
  • § 66-126 through 66-130   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 22 - Discount Buying Clubs.

  • § 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 to...
  • § 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. A...
  • § 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 a...
  • § 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 in...
  • § 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 shall...
  • § 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 bring...
  • § 66-137   Taxes
    Discount buying clubs must pay North Carolina sales taxes and other applicable North Carolina taxes. (1989, c. 495, s. 4.)
  • § 66-138 through 66-141   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 23 - Rental Referral Agencies.

  • § 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 rental...
  • § 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 housing...
  • § 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 agency...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 bring...
  • § 66-147 through 66-151   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 24 - Trade Secrets Protection Act.

  • § 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 express...
  • § 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.)
  • § 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 shall...
  • § 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: (1)...
  • § 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 connection...
  • § 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 been...
  • § 66-158 through 66-162   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 25 - Regulation of Precious Metal Businesses.

  • § 66-163   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 interest...
  • § 66-164   Definitions
    Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings: (1) "Dealer" means a person who engages in the...
  • § 66-165   Permits required
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), it shall be unlawful for any person to engage as a dealer in the business of purchasing precious...
  • § 66-166   Exemption from permits
    Any merchant claiming an exemption from the requirements of G.S. 66‑165, 66‑168, and 66‑170 due to the percentage of his total business which constitutes precious...
  • § 66-167   Perjury; punishment
    Any person who shall willfully commit perjury in any application for a permit or exemption filed pursuant to this Article shall be guilty of a...
  • § 66-168   Bond or trust account required
    Before any permit shall be issued to a dealer pursuant to G.S. 66‑165, the dealer shall execute a satisfactory cash or surety bond or establish...
  • § 66-169   Records to be kept
    Every dealer to whom a permit has been issued pursuant to G.S. 66‑165 shall maintain a tightly bound book or books (not loose‑leaf), with pages...
  • § 66-170   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 any...
  • § 66-171   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 part,...
  • § 66-172   Penalties
    Any dealer who violates the provisions of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. In addition any dealer so convicted shall...
  • § 66-173   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 not...
  • § 66-174 through 66-179   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 26 - Farm Machinery Agreements.

  • § 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 a...
  • § 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 understood...
  • § 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 agreement...
  • § 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, and...
  • § 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 remains...
  • § 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 deterioration,...
  • § 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, s....
  • § 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 parts...
  • § 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 not...
  • § 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 G.S....
  • § 66-189   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 27 - Sales Representative Commissions.

  • § 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 which...
  • § 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 not...
  • § 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 representative,...
  • § 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 under...
  • § 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 if:...
  • § 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 or...
  • § 66-194 through 66-199   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 28 - Rental Car Advertising and Sales Practices.

  • § 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.)
  • § 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 agreement,...
  • § 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 charge...
  • § 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 fees,...
  • § 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, if...
  • § 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 unless...
  • § 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. 62.)
  • § 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 properly...
  • § 66-208   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 29 - Invention Development Services.

  • § 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 by...
  • § 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 and...
  • § 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 name,...
  • § 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. The...
  • § 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 if...
  • § 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 General...
  • § 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 contract...
  • § 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 this...
  • § 66-217 through 66-219   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 30 - Credit Repair Services Act.

  • § 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 its...
  • § 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 credit...
  • § 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 a...
  • § 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 repair...
  • § 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 repair...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 limited...
  • § 66-227 through 66-229   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 31 - Membership Camping Act.

  • § 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.)
  • § 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 location...
  • § 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 trust,...
  • § 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 General...
  • § 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 name,...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 Initial...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 membership...
  • § 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 include...
  • § 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 membership...
  • § 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 deposited...
  • § 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 conducted...
  • § 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 at...
  • § 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 years...
  • § 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 a...
  • § 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, 1993,...
  • § 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 for...
  • § 66-248   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 66-249   Reserved for future codification purposes

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

  • § 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 county, who...
  • § 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 lessee...
  • § 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 considered a...
  • § 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, or...
  • § 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 merchant offers...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 66-255   Specialty market registration list
    A specialty market operator must maintain a daily registration list of all specialty market vendors selling or offering goods for sale at the specialty market....
  • § 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 types...
  • § 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 of new...
  • § 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 specialty...
  • § 66-259   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 33 - Telephonic Seller Registration And Bond Requirement.

  • § 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 value....
  • § 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 information...
  • § 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 which...
  • § 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 five...
  • § 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 purports...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 66-267 through 66-269   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 34 - Certificates of Authentication.

  • § 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 this...
  • § 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 of North...
  • § 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 signature...
  • § 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 dates...
  • § 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 desired...
  • § 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 authenticity...
  • § 66-276 through 66-279   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 35 - Agreements Between North Carolina and Foreign Governments.

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

Article 37 - Tobacco Reserve Fund and Escrow Compliance.

  • § 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 to...
  • § 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) after...
  • § 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 another by...
  • § 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 Chapter 105...
  • § 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 Attorney General...
  • § 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 inspection: (1)...

Article 38 - Year 2000 Liability and Damages.

Article 39 - Self-Service Storage Rental Contracts.

  • § 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 14...
  • § 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 unit...
  • § 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 any...
  • § 66-308 through 66-310   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 40 - Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.

  • § 66-311   Short title
    This Article may be cited as the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. (2000‑152, s. 1.)
  • § 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 found...
  • § 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 to...
  • § 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 this...
  • § 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 electronic...
  • § 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 concerning...
  • § 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 not...
  • § 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 in...
  • § 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 person...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 satisfied...
  • § 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 record...
  • § 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.)
  • § 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 if...
  • § 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 is...
  • § 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 General...
  • § 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, or rule...
  • § 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 forth...
  • § 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 a...
  • § 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 or...
  • § 66-331 through 66-339   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 41 - Manufacturing Redevelopment Districts.

Article 42 - State Franchise for Cable Television Service.

  • § 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. (3) Channel. A...
  • § 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. This designation...
  • § 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 of franchise...
  • § 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 31...
  • § 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 submitting the...
  • § 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 calculate the...
  • § 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 of potential...
  • § 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 who provides...
  • § 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) Interconnection with...
  • § 66-359   PEG channel grants
    (a) PEG Channel Fund. The PEG Channel Fund is created as an interest‑bearing special revenue fund. It consists of revenue allocated to it under G.S....
  • § 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 to...

Article 43 - Service Agreements.