Bill To Allow Retailers To Offer Gas Rebates Advances

Asm. Craig J. Coughlin

TRENTON – Legislation that would allow retailers to offer rebates and promotions for purchasing gasoline was approved Monday by a Senate panel.

“Consumers benefit daily from savings through coupons, discounts and other promotions at just about every business in New Jersey, except for gas stations,” said Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin (D-Middlesex), who sponsored the bill. “That’s why this antiquated law needs changing. Gas is something most people have no choice but to buy, and this bill simply opens the door to more savings when New Jerseyans head to the pump. That’s a good thing by any measure.”

The bill (A-3133) stipulates that a consumer who earns credits through purchases on a credit card, debit card or rewards card may use those credits to receive a rebate or discount when purchasing gas.

The bill was approved by the Assembly 77-0 in June and released Monday by the Senate Commerce Committee.

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