ASSEMBLY, No. 3896
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED JUNE 16, 2016
Assemblywoman SHAVONDA E. SUMTER
District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblyman RAJ MUKHERJI
District 33 (Hudson)
Assemblywoman ELIANA PINTOR MARIN
District 29 (Essex)
Senator NICHOLAS P. SCUTARI
District 22 (Middlesex, Somerset and Union)
Senator SHIRLEY K. TURNER
District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)
Concerns sale of certain tires.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As amended by the Senate on June 26, 2017.
An Act concerning the sale of tires 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. a. A person shall not sell at retail, or offer for sale at retail, 3to the general public3 any tire intended for use on a motor vehicle if the tire:
(1) has a tread depth of less than 1/16 inch measurable in any groove;
(2) has any damage exposing the reinforcing plies of the tire, including any cuts, cracks, bulges, punctures, scrapes, or wear;
(3) has any improper repairs, including, but not limited to:
(a) any repair to the sidewall or bead area of the tire;
(b) any repair made in the tread shoulder or belt edge area of the tire;
(c) any puncture that has not been sealed or patched on the inside and repaired with a cured rubber stem through the outside of the tire; or
(d) any puncture repair of damage larger than 1/4 inch;
(4) shows evidence of prior use of a temporary tire sealant without evidence of a subsequent proper repair;
(5) has a defaced or missing tire identification number;
(6) has inner liner or bead damage; or
(7) shows indication of internal separation, such as bulges or local areas of irregular tread wear.
b. A person who violates subsection a. of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of 2[up to] not more than2 $500 for a first offense 2and at least $500 and not more than $1,000 for a second and each subsequent offense2 , to be collected in a civil action by a summary proceeding under the “Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999,” P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.). The Superior Court shall have jurisdiction of proceedings for the enforcement of the penalty provided by this section.
2[A second violation of subsection a. of this section is an unlawful practice under P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.), and for the purposes of this section shall be considered a first offense under P.L.1960, c.39 11 (C.56:8-1 et seq.).
A third or subsequent
violation of subsection a. of this section is an unlawful practice under
P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.), and for the purposes of this section shall
be considered a subsequent offense under P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.) 1.1]2
2. This act shall take effect on the first day of the seventh month next following the date of enactment.