SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
SENATE, No. 665
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: MARCH 7, 2022
The Senate Transportation Committee reports favorably Senate Bill No. 665.
As reported, the bill requires the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to place a notation on a vehicle’s registration certificate indicating the registrant is deaf. This notation is to be placed on the certificate provided the applicant has a hearing loss of 41 decibels or greater. As part of the application process, an otorhinolaryngologist (ENT) or an audiologist clinically certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is required to verify the applicant’s hearing ability. Upon approval, the chief administrator is required to issue the applicant a special registration certificate with the international symbol for deafness or a numerical code designating deafness, whichever the applicant prefers. No additional fees will be assessed for applicants who seek a special registration certificate.
This bill was pre-filed for introduction in the 2022-2023 session pending technical review. As reported, the bill includes the changes required by technical review, which has been performed.