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  • NJ A3896
  • Concerns sale of certain tires.
In Committee
Crossed Over
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill prohibits the sale of unsafe used tires. Specifically, the bill prohibits the sale of certain types of used tires with damage or deficiencies. Commonly known to the tire industry, these deficiencies can be found by a visual or tactile inspection of a tire. Under the bill, a used tire could not be sold if it: (1) has a tread depth of less than 1/16 inch measurable in any groove; (2) has any damage exposing the reinforcing plies of the tire, including any cuts, cracks, bulges, punctures, scrapes, or wear; (3) has any improper repairs, including, but not limited to: any repair to the sidewall or bead area; any repair made in the tread shoulder or belt edge area; any puncture that has not been sealed or patched on the inside and repaired with a cured rubber stem through the outside of the tire; or any puncture repair of damage larger than 1/4 inch; (4) shows evidence of prior use of a temporary tire sealant without evidence of a subsequent proper repair; (5) has a defaced or missing tire identification number; (6) has inner liner or bead damage; or (7) shows indication of internal separation, such as bulges or local areas of irregular tread wear. A penalty of up to $500 would be imposed for a first violation of the bill's provisions. A second violation would be an unlawful practice under the consumer fraud act, P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.), and would be considered a first offense under the consumer fraud act. A third or subsequent violation of the bill's provisions would be an unlawful practice under the consumer fraud act, and would be considered a subsequent offense under that act. An unlawful practice is punishable by a monetary penalty of not more than $10,000 for a first offense and not more than $20,000 for any subsequent offense. Additionally, a violation can result in cease and desist orders issued by the Attorney General, the assessment of punitive damages, and the awarding of treble damages and costs to the injured.
Commerce, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2017, c.215.  (on 8/7/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
8/7/2017 A Approved P.L.2017, c.215.
6/29/2017 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (76-0-0)
6/29/2017 A Received in the Assembly, 2nd Reading on Concurrence
6/29/2017 S Passed by the Senate (35-0)
6/29/2017 S Substituted for S2790 (2R)
6/26/2017 S Senate Amendment (29-0) (Scutari)
5/25/2017 S Senate Amendment (27-0) (Scutari)
5/15/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
5/15/2017 Senate Commerce Hearing (19:00 5/15/2017 )
12/5/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
11/21/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (72-0-0)
9/8/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
9/8/2016 Assembly Consumer Affairs Hearing (10:00 9/8/2016 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
6/16/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 7/4/2017 Assembly Floor: Concur in Senate Amendments 76 0 4
Detail 6/29/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2790 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/29/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 35 0 5
Detail 5/25/2017 Senate Floor: Amend 27 0 13
Detail 5/25/2017 Senate Floor: Second Reading (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 5/15/2017 Senate Commerce Committee: Reported Favorably 6 0 0
Detail 11/21/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 72 0 7
Detail 9/8/2016 Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee: Reported with Amendments 4 0 0