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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco Bill Would Require All Services at All MVC Agencies for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco is introducing legislation that would end some of the confusing, inconvenient policies that have plagued New Jersey motorists conducting business at Motor Vehicle Commission locations.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco is introducing legislation that would end some of the confusing, inconvenient policies that have plagued New Jersey motorists conducting business at Motor Vehicle Commission locations. (SenateNJ.com)

The measure would require every NJMVC agency to provide in-person vehicle and licensing services for senior citizens and those with disabilities.

“All New Jersey residents should have convenient access to all Motor Vehicle Commission services, including those who have disabilities or lack access to reliable high-speed internet,” said Bucco (R-25). “If the MVC and the Administration won’t open all agencies for all services, the very least we can do is accommodate our seniors and the disabled.”

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Bucco Bill Would Dedicate MVC Appointment Hours for Health Care Workers & First Responders During Pandemic

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco has introduced legislation that would reserve certain hours at Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) locations for health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco introduced legislation that would reserve certain hours at Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) locations for health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 public health emergency. (Wikimedia)

“Our doctors, nurses, and EMTs are on the front lines every day leading the battle against this pandemic,” said Bucco (R-25). “This bill gives our health care workers and first responders access to dedicated appointment times at all MVC locations. It will significantly reduce their wait times and allow them to return to treating patients and saving lives.”

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Bucco: Persistent Lines and Poor Customer Service Indicative of Deeper Problems at MVC

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Motorists lining up outside of facilities in the pre-dawn hours, no less than six sites closed due to COVID, and countless residents frustrated by a system that has let them down, is what New Jersey residents face at DMV facilities. This has become business as usual for New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission.

Senator Bucco today criticized the continuing long lines at Motor Vehicle Commission facilities, and called on the administration to schedule appointments for services and utilize mobile offices to alleviate backlogs. (SenateNJ.com)

“Not a day goes by that I don’t hear another horror story from a constituent who has been mistreated by a broken system,” said Senator Anthony M. Bucco. “It is painfully obvious that customer service is buried low on MVC’s list of priorities, and New Jersey residents deserve better.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Bucco and Corrado: MVC Computer Outages Add to Suffering of Drivers

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Kristin Corrado said computer network outages at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies this morning have only added to the suffering of drivers who continue to wait on hours-long lines for basic services.

Sens. Anthony M. Bucco and Kristin Corrado said computer network outages at MVC agencies this morning have only added to the suffering of drivers who continue to wait on hours-long lines for basic services. (SenateNJ.com)

“My phones lit up again this morning with calls from frustrated constituents demanding an explanation for this latest mishap at the MVC,” said Bucco (R-25). “On the most basic level, the good people of New Jersey deserve adequate and functional government, not the preventable chaos that’s happened daily at MVC agencies since they reopened in July. Today’s computer outages are another sign that the MVC isn’t doing enough to improve service.”

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Bucco Presses Murphy for Plan to Address Long Lines & Hazards at Randolph MVC

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Says Similar Scenes Occurring at NJMVC Agencies Across NJ

Senator Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) sent a letter (click here for PDF) to Governor Phil Murphy today calling for a plan to help Randolph Twp. and other New Jersey communities that have been overwhelmed by a crush of people who are seeking to conduct business at newly reopened New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) agencies.

People queued up at 3 a.m. this morning outside the Randolph MVC to try to gain service today after many failed to get through long lines yesterday. (SenateNJ.com)

Bucco noted that he made a request more than two months ago of MVC Chief Sue Fulton asking for an overview of the Commission’s plan to avoid the chaos that’s new occurring at MVC agencies across New Jersey. He never received a response.

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Bucco: NJMVC Fails to Demonstrate Plan to Meet Surge in Demand Upon Reopening

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Says Failure to Detail Staffing Plan Reminiscent of Predictable Failures in Unemployment System

Senator Anthony M. Bucco said the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) has failed to respond to his repeated requests to produce an overview of their reopening plan to demonstrate they will have sufficient capacity to handle a surge in customers that should be expected after agency offices have been closed for months.

Sen. Tony Bucco said the NJMVC has failed to respond to his repeated requests to produce an overview of their reopening plan to demonstrate they will have sufficient capacity to handle a surge in customers that should be expected after agency offices have been closed for months. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Most of our NJMVC agencies are mobbed on a good day with waiting times that can last hours,” said Bucco (R-25). “Unless they prepare a battle plan and significantly increase staffing for reopening, they should expect to be overwhelmed by many thousands of people who have waited months to get driver’s licenses, transfer titles, and conduct other critical transactions that cannot be completed online. I’ve been warning them for weeks to try to prevent a repeat of the staffing failures that led to our unemployment system being overwhelmed, but it doesn’t appear that anyone is listening.”

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MVC Mobile Unit to Visit Rockaway Township on July 29

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The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s mobile unit will be open for business in Rockaway Township on Friday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the municipal building complex.

The New Jersey MVC’s mobile unit will be open for business in Rockaway Township on Friday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the municipal building complex. (Wikimedia Commons)

“I am happy to be able to work in conjunction with the MVC to bring these services directly to our residents in need,” said Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris/Somerset). “It was a pleasure to work with Councilwoman Mary Noon in securing the MVC Mobile Unit for the Township. Hopefully it will bring much needed relief to the many residents in and around Rockaway struggling to access their nearest MVC agency. I am also incredibly thankful to Mayor Joe Jackson’s assistance with securing the location in the municipal complex parking lot. Since only limited slots are available, I encourage any resident seeking assistance to signup for this service as soon as possible.”

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Senator Jon Bramnick

Bramnick/Bucco Want to Know If Government Picks Up the Phone When People Call for Help

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Senator Jon Bramnick and Senator Anthony M. Bucco want to know if New Jerseyans can get anyone to pick up the phone when they call government agencies for help.

Sen. Jon Bramnick and Sen. Anthony M. Bucco want to know if New Jerseyans can get anyone to pick up the phone when they call government agencies for help. (©iStock)

“It’s time that we have a Consumer Czar to call government entities at the State, county, and local levels to determine whether they respond,” said Bramnick (R-21). “The job of the czar is to let the Legislature know if you can get anyone to pick up the phone when you call for help.”

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Bucco: Murphy Should Restore All Government Services & Staffing to Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco said it’s time for Governor Phil Murphy to restore all State government services and staffing to pre-pandemic levels.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco said it’s time for Gov. Phil Murphy to restore all State government services and staffing to pre-pandemic levels. (Wikipedia)

“We’re still hearing from constituents who are having trouble with MVC and unemployment issues, and they’re going to agency offices where they’re denied help or told to go somewhere else,” said Bucco (R-25). “With the rest of New Jersey getting back to normal, there’s no excuse for State employees to still be working from home or for a full range of services not to be offered at every location.”

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Bucco Bill Rolling Back Unnecessary MVC Requirements Signed by Governor

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco eliminating the Motor Vehicle Commission’s requirement for a written power of attorney to complete some transactions is now law.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Anthony M. Bucco eliminating the Motor Vehicle Commission’s requirement for a written power of attorney to complete some transactions is now law. (SenateNJ.com)

Bucco’s measure, A-4521/S-2882, prevents MVC from requiring a motor vehicle insurer that settles a total loss claim with the owner of a vehicle to include a written power of attorney with documents. It also stops MVC from requiring a notarized signature on a motor vehicle certificate of ownership surrender statement from a person who received a loss settlement from an insurer.

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Jon Bramnick

Jon Bramnick

District 21

Anthony M. Bucco

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District 25

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District 9

Kristin Corrado

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Michael Doherty

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Edward Durr

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District 30

Jean Stanfield

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District 8

Michael Testa

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District 1

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