New Jersey Statutes - Title 56 Trade Names, Trade-marks and Unfair Trade Practices - 56:11-21 Accentance of checks for consumer transactions; cashing checks
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2. a. No person who receives a check in payment of an obligation resulting from a consumer transaction or who cashes a check for a consumer and which as a condition of such acceptance or the cashing of a check requires that the check drawer provide a credit card or charge card, shall record on the check or elsewhere, the card account number. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any person, as a condition for the acceptance of a check in payment for a consumer transaction or the cashing of a check for a consumer from doing either or both of the following:
(1) Requesting a consumer to display a credit card or charge card as a means of identification, or as an indication of credit worthiness or financial responsibility;
(2) Recording on the check the type of credit card or charge card so displayed and the credit card or charge card expiration date.
b. Nothing in this section shall:
(1) Require any person to accept a check in payment for a consumer transaction or to cash a check for a consumer regardless of whether a credit card or charge card is displayed; or
(2) Prohibit a person from recording a credit card number and expiration date on a check as the condition for cashing or accepting that check where that person has agreed with the card issuer to cash or accept checks from the issuer's cardholders and where the issuer guarantees those cardholders' checks.
L.1991,c.281,s.2; amended 1999, c.234, s.2.
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