NJ bill to extend validity of CMV registrations sent to governor

| Tuesday, July 12, 2005

New Jersey senators have unanimously approved a bill to extend to one year the registration period for commercial vehicles.

Existing state law requires CMVs to be registered every 11 months. Most other motor vehicles in the state need to be registered once a year.

“There is no common sense reason why commercial vehicles cannot be registered for a full year, just like almost any other motor vehicle in New Jersey,” Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan Jr., D-South Plainfield, said in a written statement.

Assemblyman Peter Barnes Jr., D-Edison, said truck drivers have other more important issues to keep track off.

“Many of the commercial vehicles registered in New Jersey belong to small businesses concerned with their day-to-day survival, not whether this is the month their vehicle registration expires,” Barnes said.

The bill, A3365, which previously won unanimous consent by Assembly lawmakers, now heads to acting Gov. Richard Codey for his signature.

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