STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2018 SESSION
Senator DECLAN J. O'SCANLON, JR.
District 13 (Monmouth)
Prohibits certain officials from using municipal vehicles for private purpose.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.
An Act concerning municipally owned vehicles and supplementing P.L.1999, c.29 (C.40A9-22.1 et seq.).
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. A governing body or local government agency shall not authorize a local government officer serving on a governing body or the board of a local government agency to use a motor vehicle owned by the local government agency for any unofficial purposes, including transportation to a local government officer’s residence.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill prohibits an elected official of a municipality and local utility or authority commissioners from using a vehicle owned by the municipality, utility, or authority for unofficial purpose, including driving that vehicle to the official’s primary place of residence after the close of business. Current law does not establish any restriction on the use of municipally owned vehicles.