SENATE, No. 1185

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

211th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 24, 2004

 

 

Sponsored by:

Senator SHIRLEY K. TURNER

District 15 (Mercer)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

    Prohibits electronic printing of certain debit card information on certain sales receipts.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

    As introduced.

 


An Act concerning the electronic printing of complete debit card numbers on certain sales receipts and amending P.L.2002, c.101.

 

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

 

    1. Section 1 of P.L.2002, c.101 (C.56:11-42) is amended to read as follows:

    1. No retail sales establishment shall print electronically more than the last five digits of a customer's credit card or debit card account number or the expiration date of that credit or debit card upon any sales receipt provided at the point of sale to the customer, except that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any sales receipt in which the sole means of recording the customer's credit card or debit card number is by handwriting or by an imprint or copy of the credit or debit card.

(cf: P.L.2002, c.101, s.1)

 

    2. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2005.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

    This bill amends section 1 of P.L.2002, c.101 (C.56:11-42) to prohibit a retail sales establishment from electronically printing more than the last five digits of a customer's debit card account number, or the expiration date of the customer's debit card, upon any sales receipt provided to the customer at the point of sale, except for any sales receipt in which the sole means of recording the customer's debit card number is by handwriting or by an imprint or copy of the customer's debit card.

    Currently, a retail sales establishment is prohibited from electronically printing more than the last five digits of a customer's credit card account number, or the expiration date of the customer's credit card, upon any sales receipt provided to the customer at the point of sale, except for any sales receipt in which the sole means of recording the customer's credit card number is by handwriting or by an imprint or copy of the customer's credit card.