Bill Text: NJ S3524 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Permits issuance of motorcycle endorsement to certain out-of-State military personnel.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-07 - Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee [S3524 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-S3524-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 3524







Sponsored by:

Senator  VIN GOPAL

District 11 (Monmouth)






     Permits issuance of motorcycle endorsement to certain out-of-State military personnel.



     As introduced.


An Act concerning driver licensing and supplementing Title 39 of the Revised Statutes.


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


     1.    Notwithstanding the provisions of any law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, the chief administrator shall, upon written request, and receipt of payment of the fee established pursuant to subsection d. of  R.S.39:3-10, issue by mail a motorcycle endorsement to a person who holds a valid New Jersey driver's license and is a member, the spouse of a member, or a dependent of a member of the armed services of the United States serving outside the State if the person provides documentation suitable to the chief administrator of:

     a.     successful completion of an approved Motor Cycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Rider Education Course, provided that the course is substantially similar to the course established pursuant to the provisions of section 1 of P.L.1991, c.452 (C.27:5F-36); and

     b.    assignment outside of the State.


     2.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the third month following enactment.





     This bill allows out-of-State members of the military, spouses of those members, and their dependents, to receive a motorcycle endorsement for their valid New Jersey driver's license while serving in another state without returning to New Jersey to retake a written or road test, or to complete another motorcycle safety course.

     The bill requires the Chief Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Commission to issue the endorsement by mail if the person pays the fee, and provides documentation of the completion of an approved Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Rider Education Course.  The person is also required to provide documentation of the person's assignment outside of the State.