Senator NICHOLAS P. SCUTARI
District 22 (Middlesex, Somerset and Union)
Allows alarm business professionals and locksmiths to include website with license number on advertisement.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
An Act concerning alarm business professionals and locksmiths and supplementing P.L.1997, c.305 (C.45:5A-23 et seq.).
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. Notwithstanding the provisions of any law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, whenever the license number of a licensee of the Fire Alarm, Burglar Alarm and Locksmith Advisory Committee is required to be included in an advertisement, it shall be permissible to instead use the address of the Internet website of the company employing the licensee so long as the website makes the license number of the licensee readily accessible to the public.
b. As used in this section:
"Advertisement" means an attempt, directly or indirectly, by publication, dissemination, or circulation in print, electronic, or other media, to induce any person or entity to enter into an agreement to purchase burglar alarm, fire alarm, or electronic security system services or goods related thereto.
"Electronic media" means radio, television, telephone, internet, and other electronic means of communication.
"Print media" means business cards, newspapers, magazines, periodicals, professional journals, telephone directories, circulars, handbills, flyers, billboards, signs, direct mail, match covers and other items disseminated by means of the printed word.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill permits a burglar alarm, fire alarm, or locksmithing licensee to, whenever the licensee is required to include the license number of the licensee in an advertisement, instead include only the address of an Internet website containing the license number of the licensee. Under current regulations, a licensee is required to include the licensee number of the licensee on certain advertisements.