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Testa/Simonsen/McClellan: Introduce Legislation Fully Opening MVCs and Call on Murphy to Restore Full Government In-Person Services

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Following the introduction of Senate Legislation that requires the Motor Vehicle Commission to provide all vehicle and licensing services in each of New Jersey’s 21 Counties, Senator Michael Testa, Assemblyman Erik Simonsen, and Assemblyman Antwan McClellan issued the following statement demanding that the South Jersey MVCs be open for all services:

For nearly a year, the North Cape May and Vineland MVC Centers are not open for registration and title services for residents of South Jersey. (SenateNJ.com)

“For nearly a year, the Murphy Administration and outgoing Commissioner Sue Fulton have left little but a trail of excuses on why the Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland County communities are without full services to the MVC. South Jersey families are forced to travel hours and miles away from their own local MVC to complete routine tasks; such as registration and titles which cannot be completed online. Too often, many make the drive only to be frustrated with office closures due to failures to contain the spread of COVID-19 within state-run centers.

“South Jersey should no longer be treated like second class citizens that are not provided the government services that their hard-earned tax dollars pay for. While Governor Murphy has fumbled the reopening of our state which includes the on-going closure of in-person government services, he continues to sit on his pedestal in Trenton scattering crumbs of re-opening and is more concerned about drivers licenses for illegal immigrants than providing the most basic government services that are the responsibility of his executive branch.”

In October, 2020, Assemblymen Simonsen and McClellan introduced legislation, A-4800, which requires MVC to provide certain vehicle and licensing services in each county in State.

Senator Testa noted that he will be introducing the Senate version today to highlight the on-going failures of Governor Murphy to comprehend the day-to-day struggles of hardworking South Jersey families and small business that must sacrifice a day’s work to travel to the few vehicle centers that are over an hour away.

According to the MVC website, currently there are 7 MVC locations that are closed to the public.

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