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  • NJ A1695
  • Requires interior light of motor vehicle be turned on when stopped by law enforcement under certain circumstances.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(2/4/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the driver of a motor vehicle to turn on the interior light when stopped by a law enforcement officer at certain times. Under current law, during the period when lighted lamps are required, an officer may request that a driver turn on the interior light of a vehicle when stopped. A fine of $50 is imposed on a person who fails to comply with this request. The bill requires that, when a driver is stopped by a law enforcement officer, the interior light of the vehicle is required to be turned on during the period when lighted lamps are required, or, upon the request of the law enforcement officer, during the period when lighted lamps are not required. The fine would remain $50. The bill also defines the phrase "when lighted lamps are required" to mean at any time from a half-hour after sunset to a half-hour before sunrise; whenever rain, mist, snow or other precipitation or atmospheric moisture requires the use of windshield wipers by motorists; and during any time when, due to smoke, fog, unfavorable atmospheric conditions or for any other cause there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of 500 feet ahead.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Law and Public Safety
Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Vainieri Huttle)  (on 10/20/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
10/20/2016 A Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Vainieri Huttle)
2/4/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
2/4/2016 Assembly Law and Public Safety Hearing (14:00 2/4/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 2/4/2016 Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee: Reported Favorably 8 0 0