New Jersey gas station bill would eliminate sticker shock

    A bill passed today by New Jersey’s Senate Transportation Committee would require gas stations to post prices for both cash and credit card users.

    Fines for noncomplying stations would be $1,500 for a first offense and $3,000 for each subsequent offense. Mercer County Democratic Sen. Shirley Turner sponsored the bill to reduce sticker shock for drivers, NJ.com reports.

    The law would take effect four months after enactment so stations have time to create signs. The bill now goes to the full Senate for approval.

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