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  • NJ A1086
  • Permits municipality to sell certain vehicles in connection with motor vehicle offenses.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill permits a municipality to sell at public auction any vehicle impounded for a violation of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes if the owner of the vehicle failed to claim it by midnight of the 30th day following impoundment. Under current law, a municipality may only sell an impounded motor vehicle for certain violations. This bill expands that authority to all motor vehicle violations. In order to sell a motor vehicle, the municipality is to provide notice to the registrant of the motor vehicle, to the holder of any security interest in the vehicle, and to the public. The vehicle's owner may reclaim the vehicle at any time before the sale by showing proof of: registration and insurance; payment of the reasonable costs of removal and storage, plus any fine or penalty and court costs assessed for the violation; and payment of any other outstanding warrants against the vehicle. However, a lessor or the holder of a lien on an impounded motor vehicle may reclaim the motor vehicle without providing payment or proof of registration and insurance. Any proceeds obtained from the sale in excess of the amount owed to the municipality are to be returned to the registrant of the vehicle. The bill's provisions do not apply to those violations that already expressly permit the sale of an impounded vehicle.
Transportation and Independent Authorities
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
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