SENATE, No. 2725

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 22, 2011

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† DAWN MARIE ADDIEGO

District 8 (Burlington)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Prohibits sale of emergency warning lights to unauthorized motorists.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning the sale of certain emergency warning lights and supplementing Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

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

 

†††† 1.††† a. †No person shall sell or offer for sale to the general public a blue vehicle emergency warning light, unless the purchaser presents to the seller a valid identification card issued pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1977, c.223 (C.39:3-54.11), or issued pursuant to sections 5 and 6 of P.L.2005, c.34 (C.39:3-54.22 and C.39:3-54.23).

†††† b.††† Violation this act shall be a disorderly personís offense and a person who violates this act shall be fined $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill would make it a disorderly persons offense to sell or offer to sell to the general public a blue vehicle emergency warning light, unless the purchaser presents to the seller a valid identification card issued pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1977, c.223 (C.39:3-54.11), or issued pursuant to sections 5 and 6 of P.L.2005, c.34 (C.39:3-54.22 and C.39:3-54.23).† Such identification cards are issued to certain volunteer fire or emergency services personnel.† The sale of blue vehicle emergency warning lights shall be a violation under this bill that is punishable by a penalty of a $500 for a first offense and $1,000 fine for each subsequent offense.