ASSEMBLY, No. 4284

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

221st LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MAY 2, 2024

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† JOE DANIELSEN

District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)

Assemblyman† CRAIG J. COUGHLIN

District 19 (Middlesex)

Assemblyman† MICHAEL VENEZIA

District 34 (Essex)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Sampson, Inganamort, Wimberly, Assemblywoman Speight, Assemblymen Hutchison, Karabinchak and Assemblywoman Fantasia

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Eliminates fee for special plates for firefighters and members of first aid or rescue squads.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning specialty licenses plates for firefighters and members of first aid or rescue squads and amending P.L.1977, c.369.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.† Section 1 of P.L.1977, c.369 (C.39:3-27.8) is amended as follows:

†††† 1.††† Upon the application of any person who is a compensated, partially compensated or volunteer member of any fire department in this State, the [director] Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission may issue for a motor vehicle owned or leased by [such] the person, or owned by the spouse or parent thereof, or owned by a business firm of which [such] the person is the principal owner or stockholder a license plate bearing a Maltese Cross and the letters "F.D."†† The design and color for [such] the plate shall be approved by the [director] chief administrator.

†††† Upon the application of any person who is a compensated, partially compensated or volunteer member of any first aid or rescue squad in this State, the [director] chief administrator may issue for a motor vehicle owned or leased by [such] the person, or owned by the spouse or parent thereof, or owned by a business firm of which [such] the person is the principal owner or stockholder a special license plate.† The design for [such] the plate shall be approved by the [director] chief administrator.

(cf: P.L.1983, c.74, s.1)

 

†††† 2.††† Section 2 of P.L.1977, c.369 (C.39:3-27.9) is amended as follows:

†††† 2.† The special plate authorized by [this act] P.L.1977, c.369 (C.39:3-27.8 et seq.) may be issued upon proof, satisfactory to the [director] chief administrator, that the applicant is presently a bona fide member of a fire fighting department or first aid or rescue squad in this State.† [The fee for such plate shall be $15.00 in addition to the] There shall be no additional fee imposed for the special plate, except for any fees otherwise prescribed by law for the registration of [such] the motor vehicle.

(cf: P.L.1979, c. 447, s. 2)

 

†††† 3.††† Section 3 of P.L.1977, c.369 (C.39:3-27.10) is amended as follows:

†††† 3.††† Any person lawfully in possession of [such] the special plate who resigns, is removed or otherwise terminates or is terminated from his association with [such] the fire department or first aid or rescue squad, shall return [such] the special plate to the [division] commission within 15 days.

(cf: P.L.1979, c.447, s.3)

 

†††† 4.† This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill eliminates the fee imposed by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission for the issuance of a special license plate for any person who is a compensated, partially compensated, or volunteer member of any fire department in this State (firefighter) or any person who is a compensated, partially compensated, or volunteer member of any first aid or rescue squad in this State.

†††† Under current law, firefighters and members of any first aid or rescue squad in this State may apply for and receive the special license plate, which costs $15 in addition to other fees prescribed by law for the registration of the firefighterís or memberís vehicle.

†††† This bill would allow firefighters and members of any first aid or rescue squad in this State to apply for and receive the special license plate for no additional cost, except for any fees prescribed by law for the registration of the firefighterís or memberís vehicle.