Assemblyman DECLAN J. O'SCANLON, JR.
District 13 (Monmouth)
Prohibits submission of New Jersey license plate information to national photo ticketing system or other states for certain purposes.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
An Act concerning motor vehicle violations and supplementing Title 39 of the Revised Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. For the purposes of this act:
“Interstate motor vehicle information network” means an interstate network used for the exchange of law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety-related information; and
“Speed control device” means an integrated system or device utilizing a camera, or a multiple camera system, and vehicle sensors that is capable of automatically producing a recorded image of an alleged violation that shows a motor vehicle traveling at or above a predetermined speed and a portion of the motor vehicle sufficient to clearly identify the motor vehicle.
b. The Motor Vehicle Commission, or any other State agency, shall not enter into any agreement to submit New Jersey license plate numbers or any other driver identification information to another state or an interstate motor vehicle information network for the purpose of imposing or collecting a fine resulting from an alleged violation committed in another state that was captured by a traffic control signal monitoring system or a speed control device located in that state.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill prohibits the Motor Vehicle Commission from entering into an agreement to provide license plate numbers or any other indentifying information to another state or an interstate motor vehicle information network for the purpose of imposing or collecting fines from New Jersey drivers who receive a citation for an alleged violation committed in another state that was captured on a speed camera or red light camera.
This bill is modeled on a newly enacted statute in South Dakota, which prohibited its Division of Motor Vehicles from submitting driver information to the national interstate motor vehicle information network, a system used by photo ticketing companies, for the purposes of processing red light or speed camera tickets. The purpose of this bill is to prevent other states from issuing citations to New Jersey residents for alleged violations recorded on a speed camera or red light camera.