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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 39, MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATION

    Chapter 4: Application of chapter

      Section: 39:4-206: Vehicle identification card, placard.

          
3. The chief administrator shall issue to such applicant, also, a placard of such size and design as shall be determined by the chief administrator in consultation with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Division of Disability Services in the Department of Human Services, indicating that a person with a disability identification card has been issued to the person designated therein, which shall be displayed in such manner as the chief administrator shall determine on the motor vehicle used to transport the person with a disability, when the vehicle is parked overtime or in special parking places established for use by persons with disabilities. If issued in conjunction with a person with a disability identification card pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1949, c.280 (C.39:4-205), the placard issued pursuant to this paragraph shall be valid until the last day of the 36th calendar month following the calendar month in which such placard was issued. If the placard is issued following the date on which the chief administrator issued the applicant a person with a disability identification card pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1949, c.280 (C.39:4-205), then that placard shall be valid up until the date on which the person with a disability identification card is deemed invalid. Any placard issued by the chief administrator shall display, in a clearly visible manner, the date on which it shall become invalid. The placard may be renewed upon application in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.

Any placard issued prior to the effective date of P.L.2013, c.3 shall be deemed invalid on the last day of the 36th calendar month following the calendar month in which such effective date occurs. The chief administrator may recall any placard deemed invalid pursuant to this section.

Notwithstanding any provision of P.L.1949, c.280 (C.39:4-204 et seq.) to the contrary, the chief of police of each municipality in this State shall issue a temporary placard of not more than six months' duration to any person who has temporarily lost the use of one or more limbs or has a temporary disability as to be unable to ambulate without the aid of an assisting device or whose mobility is otherwise temporarily limited, as certified by a physician with a plenary license to practice medicine and surgery in this State or a bordering State; a podiatrist licensed to practice in this State or a bordering state; a physician stationed at a military or naval installation located in this State who is licensed to practice in any state; a chiropractic physician licensed to practice in this State or a bordering state; a physician assistant licensed to practice in this State or a bordering state; or a nurse practitioner licensed to practice in this State or a bordering state. Each temporary placard issued under the provisions of this section shall display, in a clearly visible manner, the date on which it shall become invalid.

The temporary placard shall be granted upon written certification by a physician with a plenary license to practice medicine and surgery in this State or a bordering State ; a podiatrist licensed to practice in this State or a bordering state; a physician stationed at a military or naval installation located in this State who is licensed to practice in any state; a chiropractic physician licensed to practice in this State or a bordering state, a physician assistant licensed to practice in this State or a bordering state; or a nurse practitioner licensed to practice in this State or a bordering state that the person meets the conditions constituting temporary disability as provided in this section. This certification shall be provided on a standard form to be developed by the chief administrator in consultation with local chiefs of police and representatives of persons with disabilities. The form shall contain only those conditions constituting temporary disability as are provided in this section. The physical presence of the person with a disability shall not be required for the issuance of a temporary placard.

The temporary placard may be renewed one time at the discretion of the issuing authority for a period of not more than six months' duration. The placard shall be displayed on the motor vehicle used by the person with a temporary disability and shall give the person the right to park overtime or to use special parking places established for use by persons with disabilities in any municipality of this State.

The fee for the issuance of a temporary placard issued pursuant to this section shall be $4.00 and payable to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. No fee shall be charged for the issuance of a permanent placard issued pursuant to this section.

The chief administrator may, in addition, issue license plates bearing the national wheelchair symbol for:

a. Not more than two motor vehicles owned, operated or leased by a person with a disability or by any person furnishing transportation on his behalf; or

b. Any two motorcycles owned, operated or leased by a person with a disability.

L.1949, c.280, s.3; amended 1954, c.133; 1966, c.204, s.1; 1975, c.330; 1981, c.36, s.3; 1983, c.96; 1989, c.201, s.3; 1991, c.49, s.2; 1993, c.277; 1997, c.267, s.2; 1999, c.91, s.13; 1999, c.326, s.2; 2013, c.3, s.3.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2016-03-05 12:00:22.






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