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NEW JERSEY REGISTER
VOLUME 40, ISSUE 15
ISSUE DATE: AUGUST 4, 2008
RULE ADOPTIONS

LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:45A-17.11

Display of Registration Number on Commercial Vehicles; Display of Division of Consumer Affairs Toll-Free Number

Proposed: March 17, 2008 at 40 N.J.R. 1611(a).
Adopted: May 30, 2008 by Lawrence DeMarzo, Acting Director, Division of Consumer Affairs.
Filed: July 11, 2008 as R.2008 d.232, with a technical change not requiring additional public notice and comment (see N.J.A.C. 1:30-6.3).

Authority: N.J.S.A. 56:8-144.
Effective Date: August 4, 2008.
Expiration Date: March 21, 2011.

Federal Standards Statement

A Federal standards analysis is not required because the adopted rule amendments are subject to State statutory requirements and are not subject to any Federal requirements.

Full text of the adoption follows (additions to proposal indicated in boldface with asterisks *thus*; deletions from proposal indicated in brackets with asterisks *[thus]*):

SUBCHAPTER 17. HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION

13:45A-17.11 Ownership and use of registration number; replacement and duplicate certificates

(a)-(c) (No change.)

(d) A registered home improvement contractor shall prominently display:

1. (No change.)

2. The contractor's registration number on all advertisements distributed within this State, on business documents, contracts and correspondence with consumers of home improvement services in this State.

(e) All commercial vehicles registered in this State and leased or owned by a registrant and used by the registrant for the purpose of providing home improvements, except for vehicles leased or owned by a registrant to a customer of that registrant, shall be marked on both sides with the following information:

1. The name of the registered home improvement contractor in lettering at least one inch in height; and

2. "HIC reg. #" followed by the registration number of the registrant in lettering at one inch in height.

(f) As of *[(Three months from the effective date of this rule)]* *November 4, 2008*, any invoice, contract or correspondence given by a registrant to a consumer shall prominently contain the toll-free telephone number provided by the Division pursuant to (b) of N.J.S.A. 56:8-149 and shall be displayed in all caps in at least 10-point bold-face type as follows: FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CONTRACTORS AND THE CONTRACTORS' REGISTRATION ACT, CONTACT THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY, DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AT 1-888-656-6225.



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