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Eater reports that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a ban on cashless stores and restaurants, which goes into effect immediately and imposes fines of up to $2500 on violators.

The story notes that some retailers, such as airport vendors, are exempt. But, in addition to requiring most retailers to take cash, the bill essentially would prevent Amazon from opening one of its Amazon Go checkout-free stores in the state.
KC's View:
I can’t confirm this, but I’d be willing to bet that violators hit with a $2500 fine won’t be able to pay it in cash - official government agencies almost always want a check or credit card.