Burzichelli Bill Helping Car Services Who Drive Disabled Persons Goes to Governor’s Desk

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat John Burzichelli relieving burden of costs of motor vehicle registrations for drivers of disabled persons was given final legislative approval in the Assembly, 66-0. It will now go to the Governor’s desk.

The bill (A-5220), sponsored by Burzichelli, exempts motor vehicle that provide service to persons with developmental disabilities from motor vehicle registration fees.

“Many organizations which provide support to persons with developmental disabilities often struggle financially due to mounting costs of providing this invaluable service to residents,” said Burzichelli. “Paying motor vehicle registration fees may be nominal to an individual but to an organization these fees can add up if you have a fleet of vehicles. This legislation provides relief for organizations who need it and, due to the work they do, deserve the consideration.”

This bill exempts from motor vehicle registration fees motor vehicles not used for pleasure or for hire that are owned by any non-profit organization in the State that provides transportation services exclusively to persons with developmental disabilities.

A-5220 was released by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on a December 14.