N.J. restricts credit-card company access to students

Posted: February 08, 2013

Students at New Jersey's public colleges can no longer be targeted by credit-card companies in on-campus marketing campaigns, under legislation Gov. Christie signed Thursday.

The law prohibits colleges, including county colleges, from allowing "direct merchandising" including "interpersonal contact or through the use of displays."

Almost every Assembly member and senator voted for the bipartisan legislation, whose cosponsors included Assemblywoman Celeste Riley (D., Gloucester), who chairs the Higher Education Committee, and Assemblyman David Russo (R., Bergen), who first proposed the bill in 1998 .- Jonathan Lai

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