2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:2-3 - Preparation, offering for sale of certain documents; penalty
18A:2-3. Preparation, offering for sale of certain documents; penalty
12. a. No person shall, for any fee, or other remuneration, prepare, offer to prepare, cause to be prepared, sell or offer for sale any term paper, thesis, dissertation, essay, report or other written, recorded, pictorial, artistic or other assignment knowing, or under the circumstances having reason to know, that said assignment is intended for submission either in whole or substantial part under a student's name in fulfillment of the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, course or courses of study at any university, college, academy, school or other educational institution.
b. Nothing contained in this section shall prevent any person from providing tutorial assistance, research material, information or other assistance to persons enrolled in a university, college, academy, school or other educational institution, which is not intended for submission directly or in substantial part as an assignment under the student's name to such educational institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate or course of study. Nor shall any person be prevented by this act from rendering services for a fee which include the typing, research, assembling, transcription, reproduction or editing of a manuscript or other assignment which he has not prepared at the request of or on behalf of the purchaser.
c. Anyone convicted of violating any provision of this act shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to $1,000.00 which shall be collected in a summary manner pursuant to "the penalty enforcement law" (N.J.S.2A:58-1 et seq.) in the Superior Court or any municipal court. The Superior Court may also grant further relief necessary to enforce the provisions of this section, including the issuance of an injunction.
d. Actions for injunction under the provisions of this act may be brought in the name of the people of this State upon their own complaint or upon the complaint of any person, or any public or private college, university, academy, school or other educational institution which is charted, incorporated, licensed, registered or supervised by this State, acting for the interest of itself, its students, or the general public.