For a while, the sales were legal. But then state lawmakers voted for a ban on Tesla sales in New Jersey in 2014, which allowed Christie to give the company a bit of a reprieve by extending the time when sales were permitted. The ban still went into effect last April, and that prompted Nissan to take a swipe at the situation (quickly retracted). Tesla fought back against the ban and was rewarded by that Assembly vote last June and now the Senate Committee vote. Tesla currently has four locations in New Jersey, things like galleries and service stations, as well as three Supercharger stations.