Legislation signed into law by Governor Chris Christie requires gas stations to clearly display whether they charge different cash and credit prices.

The per-gallon costs must now be posted for all types and grades of motor fuel.

“This has one simple goal in mind – consumer fairness,” said Assembly Democrat Vincent Prieto. “If retailers are going to charge two separate prices, they should have qualms about advertising two separate prices.”

“Consumers deserve to be made fully aware of whether they could be charged separate prices, depending on how they pay,” said Ramos (D-Hudson). “It’s that simple, especially amid continued concern about increasing gas prices.”

Under the law, a retail dealer who violates the signage requirements shall be subject to a penalty of not more than $1,500 for a first offense and not more than $3,000 for a second and any subsequent offense.