Bill Text: NJ S1740 | 2020-2021 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Requires MVC to place notation on vehicle's registration certificate indicating registrant is deaf.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-01-29 - Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee [S1740 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2020-S1740-Amended.html

rRrRr    [First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 1740

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 13, 2020

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  STEVEN V. OROHO

District 24 (Morris, Sussex and Warren)

Senator  LINDA R. GREENSTEIN

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators T.Kean, Pou and O'Scanlon

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires MVC to place notation on vehicle's registration certificate indicating registrant is deaf.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on January 21, 2021, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning notations on vehicle registration certificates indicating the registrant is deaf and supplementing chapter 3 of Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

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

 

     1.    Upon application by any person with a hearing loss of a pure tone average of 41 dB or greater, verified by an otorhinolaryngologist (ENT) or an audiologist clinically certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission shall issue to the applicant a special registration certificate bearing the international symbol for deafness or a numerical code designating deafness, whichever shall be specified by the applicant.  The deafness designation shall only be placed on the special registration certificate and renewal of such designation shall be done during renewal of a motor vehicle registration. The design of the special registration certificate shall be approved by the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. No fee over and above the required fee for a registration certificate shall be imposed for the special registration certificate.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect on the 180th day after 1[enactment] the end of the state of emergency declared by the Governor in Executive Order No. 103 of 2020 in response to the spread of the Coronavirus disease 20191 and shall apply to motor vehicle registration certificates issued or renewed on or after this date.

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