SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

SENATE, No. 2695

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED: †FEBRUARY 9, 2015

 

††††† The Senate Transportation Committee reports favorably Senate Bill No. 2695.

††††† As reported, this bill requires the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), in consultation with the New Jersey Office of Information Technology, to prepare and submit to the Governor and to the Legislature a report concerning the feasibility of electronic driverís licenses in New Jersey.

††††† The report is to address the cost and resources required, advantages and disadvantages, privacy, security issues, use by law enforcement, and any other concerns related to the issuance of electronic driverís licenses by the MVC.† The report is also to include an assessment of the means of issuing electronic driverís licenses through a mobile application (commonly known as an ďappĒ), and the accessibility of the app by drivers.

††††† The report is to make recommendations to the Governor and Legislature concerning the development and publication of an app for the issuance and use of electronic driverís licenses.† The recommendations are to provide information related to the fiscal implications, such as: the cost, savings, and efficiencies of creating electronic driverís licenses; keeping personal identifying information secure; whether charges should be assessed upon drivers for electronic driverís licenses or the use of an app; and the anticipated amount of time necessary for effective implementation.