[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 1261

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

213th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2008 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman PAUL D. MORIARTY

District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)

Assemblywoman NILSA CRUZ-PEREZ

District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)

Assemblyman REED GUSCIORA

District 15 (Mercer)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Albano, Assemblywoman Greenstein, Assemblymen Fisher, Burzichelli, Rumpf, Giblin, Vas, Assemblywoman Evans and Assemblyman Conners

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Prohibits display of gift card account numbers.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As amended by the General Assembly on February 7, 2008.

  


An Act concerning the sale of gift cards and supplementing P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.  1a.1  It shall be an unlawful practice for any person to sell or offer to sell a gift card, as defined in section 1 of P.L.2002, c.14 (C.56:8-110), unless it is packaged or displayed in such a manner as to prevent a person from viewing the gift card account number prior to purchasing the gift card.

     1b.  This section shall not be construed to apply to gift cards which require a unique personal identification number, code, or password in order to use the gift card to make a remote purchase, provided the gift card is packaged or displayed in such a manner as to:

     (1) prevent a person from viewing the unique personal identification number, code, or password prior to purchasing the gift card; and

     (2) include a notice, visible to the consumer prior to purchase, stating that the gift card requires a unique personal identification number, code, or password to make a remote purchase, and that the gift card should be packaged or displayed in such a way so as to prevent a person from viewing the unique personal identification number, code, or password associated with the card prior to purchase.

     c.  For the purposes of this section, “remote purchase” means any purchase made with a gift card for which the gift card does not need to be physically presented to a cashier or other representative of the seller or merchant.1

 

     2.  This act shall take effect on the first day of the 1[seventh] thirteenth1 month following enactment.