Assemblyman ANTHONY M. BUCCO
District 25 (Morris and Somerset)
Assemblyman WAYNE P. DEANGELO
District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)
Assemblyman PARKER SPACE
District 24 (Morris, Sussex and Warren)
Assemblywoman GABRIELA M. MOSQUERA
District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)
Assemblyman JOHN S. WISNIEWSKI
District 19 (Middlesex)
Assemblywoman BETTYLOU DECROCE
District 26 (Essex, Morris and Passaic)
Establishes special motorcycle license plates for veterans.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
An Act providing for the issuance of special license plates for veterans and supplementing chapter 3 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. Upon application of any person who is classified as a veteran, pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1987, c.444 (C.38A:3-1.2) as evidenced by the applicant’s DD-214 form or on a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and has been honorably discharged, the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission shall issue, for a motorcycle owned or leased by the person, distinctive license plates of a design approved by the chief administrator. In addition to the registration number and other markings or identification prescribed by law, the license plates shall bear the word “Veteran.”
b. There shall be a fee of $15 charged to the applicant for these special plates in addition to the fees otherwise prescribed by law for the registration of motorcycles. The chief administrator shall retain from the fees collected such sums as are necessary to defray all costs incurred by the commission in producing and issuing these special license plates.
c. The surviving spouse of a deceased veteran, who is eligible to operate a motorcycle in this State under the provisions of R.S.39:3-10, may retain the special license plates obtained by the deceased spouse pursuant to this section for display of a motorcycle owned or leased by that surviving spouse.
d. The chief administrator shall notify motorists of the opportunity to obtain these plates by including a notice with all motorcycle registration renewals, and by posting appropriate posters or signs in all commission facilities and offices.
e. The chief administrator shall promulgate rules and regulations governing the issuance and use of these special license plates.
2. This act shall take effect on the first day of the seventh month next following enactment.
This bill authorizes the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to issue special license plates to veterans who own or lease motorcycles.
The license plates authorized by this bill would bear a design approved by the chief administrator identifying the registrant as a veteran, in addition to the other markings or identification prescribed by law for motorcycle license plates. The application fee for these plates is $15, in addition to the normal registration fee.
Finally, the bill would permit surviving spouses of deceased veterans to retain these plates.