ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR

ASSEMBLY, No. 6088

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED:  DECEMBER 9, 2021

 

      The Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee reports favorably an Assembly Committee Substitute for Assembly Bill No. 6088.

      As substituted, this bill authorizes municipalities to adopt an ordinance declaring that an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or dirt bike unlawfully operated on any public street, highway, or right-of-way is an immediate threat to the public health, safety, and welfare and to designate the ATVs or dirt bikes as contraband subject to forfeiture pursuant to law.  The bill provides that an ATV or dirt bike forfeited under the bill is to be disposed of in accordance with State law on disposal of forfeited property or, at the discretion of the entity funding the prosecuting agency, destroyed.