39:8-18 Affixing approval sticker without re-inspection orconformity to standards
First offense: Fine and suspension of re-inspection centers license
for at least 1 year but not more than 3 years
fine $1000- $1500 plus court costs
Subsequent offense: Fine and
permanent revocation of
reinspection centers license
fine $2000 $3500 plus court costs
39:8-18 Violations, penalties A person who affixes a private inspection approval sticker to a motor vehicle without having reinspected the specific item for which the vehicle was initially rejected, or without having determined that the condition of the item conforms to standards established by law or regulation, shall be guilty of violating the provisions of this chapter, and shall be fined not less than $1,000.00 or more than $1,500.00 and shall have the license suspended for a period of at least one year but not more than three years for a first offense or not less than $2,000.00 or more than $3,500.00 and shall have the license permanently revoked for a subsequent offense. This section shall be enforced pursuant to R.S. 39:8-9.
A person who charges a fee for repair work not performed or performed unnecessarily and affixes a private inspection approval sticker shall be punished under the terms of P.L. 1960, c. 39 (C. 56:8-1 et seq.), and any regulation adopted thereunder.
L. 1975, c. 156, s. 10, eff. July 16, 1975. Amended by L. 1986, c. 22, s. 11, eff. June 2, 1986.
39:8-19. Denial, suspension, revocation of licenses a. The director may deny, suspend or revoke a private inspection center license or refuse renewal thereof for cause, including but not limited to one or more of the following:
(1) Violation of any provision of this act or of any regulation adopted thereunder, including a finding of guilt made pursuant to section 10 of this act;
(2) Fraud or misrepresentation in securing the license or in the conduct of the licensed activity;
(3) Making initial inspection or reinspection service charges in excess of those posted on the licensed premises and filed with the director;
(4) Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude;
(5) Violation of P.L. 1960, c. 39 (C. 56:8-1 et seq.) or of any regulation adopted thereunder;
(6) Other good cause.
b. The director may suspend a license for such period as he deems fit, pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, P.L. 1968, c. 410 (C. 52:14B-1 et seq.). If the director determines that the public interest requires suspension of a license pursuant to this act prior to hearing, the director may do so, provided that the licensee is afforded the opportunity to request in writing a hearing within 10 days of the effective date of the suspension, and an administrative adjudication shall be held as soon thereafter as possible.
c. The suspension or revocation of a private inspection center license shall not of itself be cause for the denial, suspension or revocation of any other business license held by the private inspection center licensee, issued by the State or any of its political subdivisions.