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  • NJ A3767
  • Concerns arrest warrants for failing to pay parking tickets.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
Under this bill, the court is authorized to issue a warrant for a person's arrest for failure to pay parking tickets only if the person has more than 10 pending parking tickets within the municipality. Under the "Parking Offenses Adjudication Act," a parking ticket issued to the owner or operator of a motor vehicle contains information on how to respond to the alleged parking offense. If the defendant does not pay the ticket or appear at the scheduled court date, the court issues a failure to appear notice which includes a new court date. If the defendant does not appear at that court date and the court is informed that the defendant has two or more outstanding parking tickets, the court has the discretion to issue a warrant for the defendant's arrest. This bill authorizes an arrest warrant only if the defendant has more than 10 outstanding parking tickets. The bill also authorizes a defendant to enter into a payment plan to satisfy parking fines, court costs, and costs of removal and storage of a motor vehicle that was impounded or immobilized due to outstanding parking tickets. According to the sponsor, this bill would prevent wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars and use of law enforcement resources that could be better dedicated to more serious crimes than parking offenses.
Law and Public Safety
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee  (on 5/19/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
5/19/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
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