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  • NJ A3319
  • Directs DOT to establish roadside accident memorial program.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill directs the New Jersey Department of Transportation ("DOT") to establish a fatal vehicular accident victim memorial sign program which shall include a process allowing the next of kin of an individual who was fatally injured in a traffic accident, occurring after the bill's effective date, to apply to the DOT to sponsor a sign memorializing the deceased individual. An applicant is required to complete an application furnished by the DOT which would include: (1) the date of the accident; (2) the location of the accident; (3) an affidavit by the applicant that the individual to be memorialized was fatally injured in the traffic accident; (4) any police reports or other legal documentation related to the traffic accident available to the applicant at the time of application; (5) the name of the individual who was fatally injured as it should appear on the memorial; and (6) any other information the Commissioner of Transportation may deem reasonably necessary to include with the application. Within 60 days of receipt of a correctly completed application, the DOT is to make an inspection of the accident location and send a written decision to the applicant as to whether a sign may be installed. Administrative costs associated with the application process may be funded by application fees. Within 60 days after approval of an application, the DOT is to install a sign in the DOT maintained right-of-way, provided by the applicant and approved by the DOT, at cost to the applicant, near the location of the accident and facing the oncoming traffic, without obstructing the visibility of an existing traffic sign. Signs may not be placed on on-ramps or off-ramps, or in close proximity to highway exits, and the DOT may remove any signs to ensure traffic safety and safety of department personnel, whether or not the signs were installed with department approval. The DOT is required to comply with all applicable federal laws, regulations, and restrictions in its administration of the program.
Transportation, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, Transportation and Independent Authorities
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee  (on 6/22/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (54-11-9)
2/15/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
2/15/2017 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Hearing (19:00 2/15/2017 The committee will take testimony from the Chairman of the Port )
2/22/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 54 11 15
Detail 2/15/2017 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee: Reported Favorably 7 1 5