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  • NJ S1585
  • Establishes program allowing certain applicants to perform community service in lieu of paying motor vehicle surcharges.
Introduced
(2/16/2016)
In Committee
(12/15/2016)
Crossed Over
(6/27/2016)
Passed
(12/19/2016)
SignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes a "Motor Vehicle Surcharge Community Service Program," in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to allow certain applicants to perform community service in lieu of paying certain motor vehicle surcharges. The bill provides for the program to be administered by the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, and directs the commissioner to coordinate with the Chief Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Commission to waive certain motor vehicle surcharges imposed on applicants who complete a community service project in participating counties and municipalities. To be eligible to participate in the program, the bill requires an applicant to demonstrate to the commissioner that he or she: (1) is unemployed, (2) has been assessed and is unable to pay certain motor vehicle surcharges, and (3) is enrolled in a job training or education program or in the process of applying for a commercial driver license or endorsement. Under the bill, if the driving privilege of an applicant has been suspended for failure to pay surcharges, the chief administrator is required to reinstate the applicant's driving privilege when the applicant commences the community service program. If an applicant fails to complete a community service project, the applicant's total outstanding motor vehicle surcharges and any interest accrued become due immediately. In addition, the applicant's driving privilege is to be suspended until the applicant satisfies the outstanding surcharge assessment. The bill permits the governing body of any county or municipality to apply to the commissioner to participate in the program. The bill requires an application for participation in the program to be made in accordance with procedures and on forms prescribed by the commissioner, and to indicate the eligible projects for which volunteer labor is requested. Under the bill, eligible community service projects include "improvements" to county and municipal buildings, grounds, roads, streams, and other county or municipal property. The bill provides that the volunteer labor used by a municipality or county must not displace or remove from employment any paid public or private employee or in any way reduce the workforce within a county or municipality. The bill further provides that a qualifying applicant must not be denied participation in the program due to a lack of volunteer labor projects. After a person has completed a community service project under the program, the bill requires the chief administrator to waive all surcharges and interest levied for accumulated motor vehicle points, those levied for unsafe driving convictions, and those levied for motor vehicle violations or convictions for which points are not assessed. The bill provides that any driver whose outstanding surcharges include levies imposed for a drunk driving conviction or refusal to submit to a blood alcohol content test are not eligible to participate in this program. The bill takes effect on the first day of the sixth month following enactment.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Budget and Appropriations, Law and Public Safety, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate, Received by the Senate
Conditional Veto, Received in the Senate  (on 2/6/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
2/6/2017 S Conditional Veto, Received in the Senate
12/19/2016 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (56-20-1)
12/19/2016 A Substituted for A3335 (1R)
12/15/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
12/15/2016 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (13:00 12/15/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
10/6/2016 A Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
10/6/2016 Assembly Law and Public Safety Hearing (14:00 10/6/2016 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
6/27/2016 A Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
6/27/2016 S Passed by the Senate (26-12)
6/6/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
6/6/2016 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (13:00 6/6/2016 Committee Room 4, 1st Floor)
3/10/2016 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
3/10/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
3/10/2016 Senate Law and Public Safety Hearing (10:30 3/10/2016 Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor)
2/16/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 12/19/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 56 20 4
Detail 12/19/2016 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A3335 Aca (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 12/15/2016 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 7 2 2
Detail 10/6/2016 Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee: Reported with Amendments 7 1 1
Detail 6/27/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 26 12 2
Detail 6/6/2016 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 9 3 1
Detail 3/10/2016 Senate Law and Public Safety Committee: Reported with Amendments 5 0 0