ASSEMBLY, No. 1265

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2010 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  JAMES W. HOLZAPFEL

District 10 (Monmouth and Ocean)

Assemblyman  PETER J. BIONDI

District 16 (Morris and Somerset)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman Casagrande

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Establishes new offenses concerning the unlawful possession and use of credit card scanners.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel

  


An Act concerning credit card scanners 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.  As used in this act, a credit card scanner means a device which electronically or otherwise reads, records or transmits the information stored, encoded or imbedded on or in a credit, debit or other charge card.

     b.  Any person who possesses a credit card scanner without a lawful purpose is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.

     c.  Any person who uses a credit card scanner for an unlawful purpose is guilty of a crime of the second degree.

 

     2.  This act shall take effect on the first day of the second month following enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill establishes new offenses relating to the unlawful possession and use of credit card scanners.

     Under the provisions of the bill, a person who possesses a credit card scanner without a lawful purpose is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.  A disorderly persons offense is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment for a term of up to six months, or both.

     A person who uses a credit card scanner for an unlawful purpose is guilty of a crime of the second decree.  A crime of the second degree is punishable by a fine of up to $150,000, imprisonment for a term of between five and 10 years, or both.