New Jersey’s Republican Party is taking aim at the Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC) via a trio of bills which range from license plate styles to registration sales at licensed dealerships.
Additionally, veterans would be helped at the MVC via the last bill.
The bills were introduced by State Sens. Steve Oroho (R-24), Kristin Corrado (R-40), and Anthony M. Bucco (R-25).
Bucco’s proposed bill would reduce long lines and wait times at MVC locations by allowing licensed motor vehicle dealers to facilitate the issuance of certificates of ownership and registrations of cars purchased through private sellers.
Streamlining MVC Operations
“Residents who buy a used car would no longer be required to wait online at the MVC to complete the paperwork transaction,” said Bucco.
Currently, those who buy a vehicle from an individual owner, dealer, or auction must register the car at an MVC location; under the bill, authorized dealers would be able to issue a temporary registration certificate for a reasonable fee.
Oroho Supports Veterans
Oroho introduced bipartisan legislation which would allow permanently disabled veterans to submit less paperwork for certain benefits. The proposed bill was passed by the Senate Transportation Committee.
“Under my legislation, permanently disabled veterans who apply for special benefits through the MVC will only need to submit proof of their disability with their first application—not on renewal applications,” said Oroho.
Under the legislation, the Sussex County lawmaker highlighted that MVC operations would be improved while veterans would be able to enjoy all of their entitled benefits in a timely manner.
Back to the Future
The Senate Transportation Committee also passed a Corrado-backed bill which would bring back license plates with a throwback design from the 1980s.
Corrado noted the sky-blue license plate was recommended by a constituent, and she noted many classic car enthusiasts favored the ‘80s plate.
“New Jersey would not be the first state to bring back retro license plates,” added Corrado. “Many states have already done this and they have found there to be great demand for them.”