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  • NJ A1258
  • Prohibits sale of prepaid and wireless telephone service and equipment unless certain buyer information is recorded.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill supplements the consumer fraud act to make it unlawful for any prepaid wireless telephone service provider or wireless telephone service provider (provider) to sell or activate prepaid wireless telephone service, prepaid wireless telephone equipment, wireless telephone service, or wireless telephone equipment, as defined in the bill, to an individual unless that provider first records the following information: a photocopy of the individual's driver's license or non-driver identification card; the telephone number assigned to the prepaid wireless telephone service, prepaid wireless telephone equipment, wireless telephone service, or wireless telephone equipment; the serial number assigned to the prepaid wireless telephone equipment or the wireless telephone equipment; the date of sale; and any other information as required by the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety. Under the bill, a provider is to retain all recorded information for a period of two years after the date of purchase of such service or equipment. After the two-year period, the provider is to destroy or arrange for the destruction of the photocopy of the individual's driver's license or non-driver identification card by shredding, erasing, or otherwise modifying the personal information in those records to make it unreadable, undecipherable, or nonreconstructable through generally available means. A violation of any provision of this bill is an unlawful practice under the consumer fraud act, and any person who violates the provisions of this bill is to be liable to a penalty of not more than $10,000 for the first offense and not more than $20,000 for the second and each subsequent offense.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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