P.L. 1997, CHAPTER 159, approved July 3, 1997

Assembly, No. 1911






An Act concerning special license plates and amending P.L.1979, c.457.


    Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:


    1. Section 1 of P.L.1979, c.457 (C.39:3-27.15) is amended to read as follows:

    1. Upon the application of any disabled veteran eligible to operate a motor vehicle in this State under the provision of R.S.39:3-10, the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles may issue for a motor vehicle owned or leased by such a person a license plate bearing the term "Disabled Vet" and registration numbers to be selected from the following registration numbers which shall be reserved for disabled veterans: D V 1 through D V 9999 and 1 D V through 9999 D V. The plate shall resemble the following illustration:


                                 NEW JERSEY


                                DISABLED VET


    For the purposes of this section, "disabled veteran" shall mean any citizen and resident of this State now or hereafter honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active service in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States and who has been or shall be declared by the United States Veterans Administration, or its successor, to have a service-connected disability.

(cf: P.L.1979, c. 457, s.1)


    2. This act shall take effect immediately.



    The bill authorizes special "disabled vet" license plates for the leased motor vehicles of disabled veterans. Existing law permits issuance of these plates only for vehicles owned by the veteran.




Authorizes "disabled vet" license plates for leased vehicles.