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  • NJ A351
  • Requires wheelchair-only handicapped parking spaces in certain parking lots.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would require the State, or any board, body, or parking authority to designate a minimum of one percent of the total number of parking spaces, but not less than two parking spaces, as restricted for use only by individuals unable to ambulate without the aid of a wheelchair anytime it creates, repaves, or paints a parking lot with eight or more spaces. Similarly, parking lots of multiple dwellings in which individuals who are unable to ambulate without the aid of a wheelchair reside, would have to comply with the same requirement. These "wheel-chair only" spaces would be in addition to any parking spaces already reserved for the physically handicapped under existing law. Signs displaying the International Symbol of Access, along with wording clearly identifying the spaces for use only by individuals unable to ambulate without the aid of a wheelchair, would be used to identify the new wheelchair-only spaces. In all other ways, the spaces would have to meet the same specifications as other currently required handicapped spaces. The bill would also permit municipalities to establish wheel-chair only parking spaces in parking areas within their jurisdiction and in front of residences occupied by persons unable to ambulate without the aid of a wheelchair. Finally, the bill would require the Commissioner of Transportation to provide an educational awareness campaign informing the public about their rights and responsibilities under the act.
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
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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