(1) A person is guilty of deceptive business practices when, in the course of engaging in a business, occupation or profession, he knowingly:
(a) Uses or possesses for use a false weight or measure or any other device for falsely determining or recording any quality or quantity; or

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 517.020

  • Adulterated: means varying from the standard of composition or quality prescribed by statute or lawfully promulgated administrative regulation or, if none, as set by established commercial usage. See Kentucky Statutes 517.010
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mislabeled: means :
    (a) Varying from the standard of truth or disclosure in labeling prescribed by statute or lawfully promulgated administrative regulation or, if none, as set by established commercial usage. See Kentucky Statutes 517.010

(b) Sells, offers or exposes for sale, or delivers less than the represented quantity of any commodity or service; or
(c) Takes or attempts to take more than the represented quantity of any commodity, thing or service when as a buyer, agency or receiver he furnishes the weight, measure, or weighing or measuring device by means of which the amount of the commodity, thing or service is determined; or
(d) Sells, offers or exposes for sale adulterated commodities; or
(e) Sells, offers or exposes for sale mislabeled commodities. (2) Deceptive business practices is a Class A misdemeanor.
Effective: January 1, 1975
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 146, effective January 1, 1975.