News Flash

Home

Posted on: August 30, 2019

Gov. Vetoes Digital Parking Meter Monitoring

On Monday Governor Murphy vetoed A-4135, which would have authorized the State or a local government to use a digital parking meter or other electronic parking compliance device to monitor parking compliance within its jurisdiction. The bill would have also established the “Designated Drivers to Prevent Drunk Driving Fatalities Fund.” 

In his veto message, Governor Murphy expressed his concern that the meters would dramatically increase the number of parking tickets issued, citing the number of violations issued by Palisades Park pilot program, and that this would increase the fines paid by New Jersey residents. 

The Governor further stated that “if we are going to seek additional revenue to support important public priorities, I firmly believe that we should first ask those at the very top, such as those with incomes in excess of $1 million, to pay their fair share. I do not believe it is appropriate to protect the tax breaks enjoyed by the wealthiest New Jerseyans while extracting additional money from low-and middle-income New Jerseyans, many of whom are struggling to make ends meet. I will not allow technological advances to multiply the likelihood of an unexpected parking ticket, which can devastate a resident or family living paycheck to paycheck.” 

The Governor also stated that he is “committed to making New Jersey a state in which all residents can both afford to live and maximize their talents and abilities. I believe that the use of digital parking meters and the likely flood of parking tickets that would result will make New Jersey less affordable.”

Contact: Lori Buckelew, Senior Legislative Analyst, lbuckelew@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x112.


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

April 1 Is Census Day

Posted on: April 1, 2020

CARES Bill Follow-up

Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update Week of March 22

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Federal CARES Act Analysis Continues

Posted on: March 27, 2020

CARES Act Preliminary Snapshot

Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19: Free Informational Webinar

Posted on: March 24, 2020

State Freezes Spending

Posted on: March 25, 2020

March 23, 2020 Daily COVID-19 Update

Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Signs EO on Elections

Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Bill Package

Posted on: March 15, 2020

Emergency Procurement Guidance

Posted on: March 15, 2020

March 13, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: March 13, 2020

State & Local COVID-19 Briefing

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Task Force Established

Posted on: February 11, 2020

Plastic Bag Ban Bill Advances

Posted on: January 31, 2020

Governor Delivers State of the State

Posted on: January 21, 2020

Lame Duck Roundup Week of January 13

Posted on: January 21, 2020

Treasury Funding Release Reported

Posted on: January 21, 2020

Gov. Approves Lead Service Line Bill

Posted on: January 10, 2020

Governor Signs Legislation

Posted on: January 10, 2020

DLGSA Extends CY 2020 Budget Deadlines

Posted on: January 3, 2020

Addressing a Toxic Culture

Posted on: January 3, 2020

Expungement Revisions Up for Final Vote

Posted on: December 13, 2019

FEMA to Delay New Flood Insurance Rates

Posted on: November 8, 2019

PFRS Personnel Hire & Search

Posted on: October 11, 2019

Gov. Murphy Issues Executive Order 83

Posted on: September 13, 2019

Recap of September PFRS Board Meeting

Posted on: September 13, 2019

2020 Rate Drop Recommended for SHBP

Posted on: September 9, 2019

Looking Forward: NJ Legislature

Posted on: September 9, 2019

Governor Freezes Most Transition Aid

Posted on: July 10, 2019

Recap of the July PFRS Board Meeting

Posted on: July 15, 2019

Spotted Lanternfly Information

Posted on: July 15, 2019

Cannabis Update

Posted on: June 7, 2019

Senate Acts on Medical Marijuana

Posted on: June 3, 2019

Recreational Marijuana Stalls

Posted on: May 17, 2019

Cannabis Vote in May?

Posted on: April 12, 2019