Amy Handlin and John McKeon are sponsoring an anti-consumer bill that would change the business landscape in New Jersey.
A key provision of the new New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act would exempt out of state transactions. This means the following: if someone in New Jersey commits consumer fraud upon a non-resident (living in NY, PA or CT) there are no consequences.
“a. apply only to transactions that take place in the State”
The Consumer Fraud Act would encourage businesses to travel to New Jersey to deceive people in other states, on the internet or otherwise.
This bill makes consumer fraud easier and will encourage corrupt businesses and individuals to come to New Jersey where they will be protected. Amy Handlin is the co-sponsor.