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Senator Gerry Cardinale Senator Gerry Cardinale (R-39)
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January 9, 2017
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Expiration dates for vehicle registrations will be staggered based on an individual’s date of birth rather than all expiring at the end of the month

Legislation sponsored by Senator Gerald Cardinale (R-Bergen, Passaic) to shorten lines at Motor Vehicle Commission offices was advanced by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Sen. Gerald Cardinale’s bill to shorten lines at the NJ MVC was advanced by the Senate Transportation Committee. (Wikimedia)

“These lines can get outrageously long, especially at the end of the month,” Senator Cardinale said. “It doesn’t make sense to have everyone’s registration expire at the same time. By staggering expiration dates, we can cut down on congestion and increase efficiency at MVC offices.”

The bill, S-2863, changes the expiration date for vehicle registration from the last day of the 12th month after the registration was issued to the numerical date of the individual’s birthday. Registrations for new vehicles will expire on the person’s numerical day of birth in the 48th month after the registration was issued.

If a person was born on a day that doesn’t match up with a numerical day in the expiring month, like Feb. 29, the registration will expire on the last day of the month.

“Even though MVC offices are open throughout the month, many people still choose to wait until the last minute to renew their registration,” Senator Cardinale. “Having all those people in the office at the same time can cause a nightmare for customers and staff. This will relieve some of that pressure and create a better experience for everyone involved.”

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