New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Legislation To Ban Cashless Stores

Posted On: 12/13/2018

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TRENTON -- New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require all brick-and-mortar retailers to accept cash, according to The Inquirer Daily News.
The bill would not allow stores that only accept cashless payments, such as Amazon Go, on the grounds that cashless retail discriminates against lower income people who are less likely to have credit cards or bank accounts, the newspaper reported. The lawmakers also argue that cashless stores alienate elderly consumers who are not as comfortable paying electronically.
The legislation was unanimously approved by the state Senate Commerce Committee and it will now go before the full Senate. The state Assembly passed its own version of the bill in June, The Inquirer Daily News reported.
Similar legislation is being considered in Philadelphia, PA, and New York City, NY, according to the article.
Click here to read The Inquirer Daily News article.