56:12-1 Plain Language Law NJ Definitions
As used in this act:
"Consumer contract" means a written agreement in which an individual:
a. Leases or licenses real or personal property;
b. Obtains credit;
c. Obtains insurance coverage, except insurance coverage contained in policies subject to the "Life and Health Insurance Policy Language Simplification Act" (P.L.1979, c. 167, C. 17B:17-17 et seq.);
d. Borrows money;
e. Purchases real or personal property;
f. Contracts for services including professional services,
for cash or on credit and the money, property or services are obtained for personal, family or household purposes. "Consumer contract" includes writings required to complete the consumer transaction. "Consumer contract" does not include a written agreement involving a transaction in securities with a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or a transaction in commodities with a futures commission merchant registered with the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
L.1980, c. 125, s. 1, eff. Oct. 16, 1980. Amended by L.1981, c. 464, s. 1; L.1982, c. 195, s. 1, eff. Dec. 8, 1982.
56:12-2. Contracts to be written in simple, clear, understandable and easily readable way
A consumer contract entered into on or after the effective date of this amendatory and supplementary act shall be written in a simple, clear, understandable and easily readable way. In determining whether a consumer contract has been written in a simple, clear, understandable and easily readable way as a whole, a court, the Attorney General or the Commissioner of Insurance, in regard to contracts of insurance provided for in subsection c. of section 1 of this act (C. 56:12-1c.), shall take into consideration the guidelines set forth in section 10 of this act. Use of technical terms or words of art shall not in and of itself be a violation of this act.
L.1980, c. 125, s. 2, eff. Oct. 16, 1980. Amended by L.1981, c. 464, s. 2; L.1982, c. 88, s. 1, eff. July 23, 1982.