Bill Text: NJ S1869 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Prohibits sale of certain alarm business signs and decals.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-02-15 - Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee [S1869 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-S1869-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 1869

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 15, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  NICHOLAS P. SCUTARI

District 22 (Middlesex, Somerset and Union)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Prohibits sale of certain alarm business signs and decals.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning alarm business signs and decals 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.   For the purposes of this section, "alarm business" means a partnership, corporation, or other business entity engaged in the installation, servicing, sale, or maintenance of burglar or fire alarm systems, or the monitoring of or responding to alarm signals when provided in conjunction with the burglar or fire alarm system. 

     b.    A person who knowingly sells, offers, or exposes for sale, or otherwise transfers, or possesses with the intent to sell, offer, or expose for sale, a sign or decal with the name or logo of an alarm business without the express written consent of the alarm business commits a disorderly persons offense. 

     c.     Nothing in this section shall be construed to impose liability on any news media that accept or publish advertising that may otherwise be subject to the provisions of this section.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately. 

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill prohibits the sale or transfer of a sign or decal with the name or logo of an alarm business without the express written consent of that business.  A person who violates this provision commits a disorderly persons offense, which is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to six months, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.

     Homeowners who have installed a home security system may place signs in their yards or decals in their windows depicting the name and logo of the home security company to deter burglars from targeting their homes.  Other homeowners who have not actually installed a security system have purchased and displayed these signs and decals without the company's authorization.   This bill prohibits the sale of home security company signs and decals without the company's written permission.

     Nothing in the bill shall be construed to impose liability on any news media that accept or publish advertising that may fall within the scope of the bill.

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