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  • NJ A3065
  • Prohibits retailers from scanning consumer's identification card for return of merchandise.
In Committee
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill prohibits retail mercantile establishments from scanning, photocopying, or otherwise retaining a copy of an person's identification card (i.e., a driver's license, probationary license, non-driver photo identification card, or other similar government-issued identification) as a condition of the person returning merchandise. Under the bill, a retail mercantile establishment that requires a person returning merchandise to display an identification card is required to conspicuously post that return policy on a sign. The sign could be affixed to each cash register or point of sale; situated and clearly visible to the buyer from the cash register; or posted at each store entrance. If a retail mercantile establishment uses return data concerning the frequency or dollar amount of a person's returns as a basis to deny a return to that person, the establishment would also be required to conspicuously post that information. A person who violates the provisions of this bill would be subject to a civil penalty of $2,500 for a first violation and $5,000 for any subsequent violation. A person may bring an action in the municipal court in the jurisdiction the retail mercantile establishment operates in order to recover damages.
2nd Reading in the Assembly
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading  (on 2/22/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
2/22/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
2/22/2016 Assembly Consumer Affairs Hearing (10:00 2/22/2016 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
2/18/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 2/22/2016 Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee: Reported Favorably 3 0 1