Assemblyman RALPH R. CAPUTO
District 28 (Essex)
Assemblywoman VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE
District 37 (Bergen)
Assemblyman JOE DANIELSEN
District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)
Assemblywoman ANNETTE QUIJANO
District 20 (Union)
Assemblyman Verrelli, Assemblywomen Tucker and Jasey
Makes failure to wear mask upon entry into store with posted signage a violation subject to fine during period of public emergency declared by Governor in Executive Order 103 of 2020.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on September 17, 2020, with amendments.
An Act concerning 1[the offense of trespass] mask wearing1 during public health emergency declared by Executive Order 103 of 2020.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. During the public health emergency and state of emergency declared by the Governor in Executive Order 103 of 2020, a person commits a 1[petty disorderly persons offense] violation1 if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in a store or mercantile retail establishment as to which notice against trespass is given by signage posted that is visible and unobstructed which requires that any person entering the premises of a store or retail mercantile establishment must be 1properly1 wearing a mask 1which at a minimum simultaneously covers the nose and mouth1 and 1[a] the1 person does not 1properly1 wear 1such1 a mask. 1The violation established by this section shall be subject to a fine of a minimum of $50 up to $500.1
2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire upon the expiration of the state of emergency declared by the Governor in Executive Order 103 of 2020.