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New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Bill To Protect Cash-Paying Consumers – Digital Transactions

Feb 03, 2019

New Jersey legislators last week passed a bill with overwhelming support to prevent businesses from banning consumers from using cash for purchases. The bill, which now goes to Gov. Phil Murphy for his signature, would make New Jersey only the second state to protect cash-using customers in stores.

The proposed law, A591, applies only to point-of-sale purchases and excludes mail, telephone and Internet sales. Car-rental companies are exempted. The legislation passed the state Assembly Friday on a 71-2 vote following the state Senate’s 39-0 endorsement Thursday.

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