The Division of Consumer Protection is charged with enforcing the following laws:

UNFAIR PRACTICES ACTProhibits:

- unlawful discrimination

- below cost sales

- advertising of goods the company is not prepared to supply

- limitation on quantity of article or product offered for sale to any one customer

- illegal contracts

- unfair methods of competition

CONSUMER SALES PRACTICES ACT

- Prohibits any deceptive act or practice before, during or after a consumer transaction

- Prohibits false representation as to standard, quality, grade, style, model, availability, endorsement, warranty, discounts, etc. about goods or services offered for sale

- Prohibits advising that a repair or replacement is needed if it is not

- Covers mail-order violations

- Provides consumers with a three-day recision right for door-to-door sales or certain sales made away from the place of business

- Prohibits pyramid schemes

- Prohibits any other unconscionable acts or practices by a supplier

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY DISCLOSURE ACT

- Establishes filing requirements for companies offering business opportunities

- Requires certain disclosures on the part of a company offering business opportunities

MOTOR FUEL MARKETING ACT

- Refiners are required to establish and publicly disclose transfer prices

- Prohibits price discrimination and sales below cost

- Prohibits price discrimination by refiners

TRANSIENT VENDORS ACT

- Requires transient vendors to file with the state 10 days prior to conducting business

CHARITABLE SOLICITATIONS ACT

- Requires charitable organizations to obtain a permit

- Requires disclosure of percentage of collections retained by the solicitor and the percentage that goes to the charity, if asked by consumers

HEALTH SPA SERVICES PROTECTION ACT

- Requires health spas to file with the state and obtain a bond

- Establishes certain guidelines for acceptable business practices

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE WARRANTIES ACT

- Requires manufacturer to make repairs specified by express warranties

- Establishes specific guidelines and definitions for a "lemon" automobile

- Establishes a specific procedure resolving a conflict with an auto dealer, including both arbitration and court procedure.