Bill Text: NJ A3896 | 2016-2017 | Regular Session | Chaptered


Bill Title: Concerns sale of certain tires.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-07 - Approved P.L.2017, c.215. [A3896 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2016-A3896-Chaptered.html

1 - C.56:8-80.1

2 - Note

 


P.L.2017, CHAPTER 215, approved August 7, 2017

Assembly, No. 3896 (Third Reprint)

 

 


An Act concerning the sale of tires and supplementing P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.).

 

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

 

     1.    a.   A person shall not sell at retail, or offer for sale at retail, 3to the general public3 any tire intended for use on a motor vehicle if the tire:

     (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:

     (a)   any repair to the sidewall or bead area of the tire;

     (b)   any repair made in the tread shoulder or belt edge area of the tire;

     (c)   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

     (d)   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.

     b.    A person who violates subsection a. of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of 2[up to] not more than2 $500 for a first offense 2and at least $500 and not more than $1,000 for a second and each subsequent offense2 , to be collected in a civil action by a summary proceeding under the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.). The Superior Court shall have jurisdiction of proceedings for the enforcement of the penalty provided by this section.

     2[A second violation of subsection a. of this section is an unlawful practice under P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.), and for the purposes of this section shall be considered a first offense under P.L.1960, c.39 1[34]1 (C.56:8-1 et seq.).

     A third or subsequent violation of subsection a. of this section is an unlawful practice under P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.), and for the purposes of this section shall be considered a subsequent offense under P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.) 1.1]2

 

     2.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the seventh month next following the date of enactment.

 

 

                                

 

     Concerns sale of certain tires.

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