Bill Text: NJ S1166 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes new offenses concerning the unlawful possession and use of credit card scanners.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-01-25 - Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee [S1166 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-S1166-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 1166

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JANUARY 25, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JAMES W. HOLZAPFEL

District 10 (Ocean)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Establishes new offenses concerning unlawful possession and use of credit card scanners.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning credit card scanners and supplementing Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.  a.  As used in this act, a "credit card scanner" means a device which electronically or otherwise reads, records, or transmits the information stored, encoded, or imbedded on or in a credit, debit, or other charge card.

     b.    Any person who possesses a credit card scanner without a lawful purpose is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.

     c.     Any person who uses a credit card scanner for an unlawful purpose is guilty of a crime of the second degree.

 

     2.  This act shall take effect on the first day of the second month following enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill establishes new offenses relating to the unlawful possession and use of credit card scanners.

     Under the provisions of the bill, a person who possesses a credit card scanner without a lawful purpose is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.  A disorderly persons offense is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment for a term of up to six months, or both.

     A person who uses a credit card scanner for an unlawful purpose is guilty of a crime of the second decree.  A crime of the second degree is punishable by a fine of up to $150,000, imprisonment for a term of between five and 10 years, or both.

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