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Note: The Commission works from memoranda, preliminary draft reports prepared by staff, letters and written or oral submissions made at its monthly public meetings. When the Commission determines that a project is ready for formal public comment, the Commission releases what is called a Tentative Report and Recommendations. Based on responses received, the Commission either releases an amended Tentative Report and Recommendations for additional public comment or submits its Final Report and Recommendations to the Legislature.

The material below describes current projects, gives access to memoranda and reports prepared by staff, and, if relevant, the Commission's Tentative Report and Recommendations. Completed projects for which the Commission has not issued a Final Report and Recommendations may be found in Suspended Projects.

New Projects
Poor Law
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles (click to access all sections of Title 39)
Title 9
Uniform Trust Code
Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act
Construction Lien Law
Anachronistic Statutes
Pejorative Terms
Title 22A - Fees
Uniform Trade Secrets Act

1. New Projects Listed in this section are potential new projects that the Commission may consider.

Documents

2. Poor Law This project revises the laws included in the area of the law formerly known as the poor law.

Documents
Title 44 - Poor Law - first consideration Word 2000 PDF
Title 44 - Poor Law - First draft of a partial tentative report Word 2000 PDF
Title 44 - Poor Law - draft tentative report Word 2000 PDF
Title 44 - Poor Law - draft tentative report Word 2000 PDF
Title 44 - Poor Law - draft tentative report Word 2000 PDF
Title 44 - Poor Law - Draft Word 2000 PDF
Title 44 - Poor Law - Draft Report Word 2000 PDF
Title 44 - Poor Law - Draft Tentative Report Word 2000 PDF
Title 44 - Poor Law - 03/05/07 Draft Tentative Report Word 2000 PDF
Title 44 - Poor Law - 04/16/07 Draft Tentative Report Word 2000 PDF
Poor Law - 06/13/07 Revised Draft Tentative Report Word 2000 PDF
Poor Law - 07/09/07 Draft Tentative Report Word 2000 PDF
Poor Law - 09/10/07 Draft Tentative Report Word 2000 PDF
Poor Law - 10/09/07 Draft Tentative Report Word 2000 PDF
Poor Law - 5/5/08 Draft Tentative Report Word 2000 PDF
Poor Law - 6/26/08 Tentative Report Word 2000 PDF

3. Title 39 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation This project consists of a comprehensive revision of the entire Title. The Introduction section, listed first below, explains the approach taken by the Commission for this revision.

Note: As a result of the number of individuals and groups who downloaded draft information after it became available on the website, the draft tentative report includes only the changes to the law through 12/31/07. The draft will be updated after the conclusion of the comment period to reflect all changes to the law during 2008 and additional detail will be added from Staff notes to supplement the Comment following each section of the draft statute, which explains the modifications to that individual section.

In response to requests received, the Commission has extended the deadline for the submission of comments until June 15, 2008. As a result of the Commission's own deadlines for this project, it is not anticipated that the comment period will be extended beyond June 15th.

Please direct any comments, suggestions or recommendations regarding this project to Deputy Director Laura C. Tharney by email at lct@njlrc.org or by telephone at 973-648-4575.

Documents
Title 39 - Introduction to draft tentative report Word 2000 PDF
Volume I
Definitions Word 2000 PDF
Motor Vehicle Commission Word 2000 PDF
Permits, Licenses and Identification Word 2000 PDF
Commercial Driver's License Word 2000 PDF
Hours of Service Law Word 2000 PDF
Registration Word 2000 PDF
License Plates Word 2000 PDF
Touring Privileges; Documents; Transfer, Destruction or Loss Word 2000 PDF
Equipment Word 2000 PDF
Display of information on a CMV Word 2000 PDF
Lamps, lights, reflectors Word 2000 PDF
Intermodal chassis Word 2000 PDF
Dimensions, weight and loads Word 2000 PDF
Transportation of dangerous articles Word 2000 PDF
Prohibitions Word 2000 PDF
General Penalty Word 2000 PDF
Funds Word 2000 PDF
Volume II
Application Word 2000 PDF
Enforcement Word 2000 PDF
Powers and duties Word 2000 PDF
Law of road Word 2000 PDF
Signs and signals Word 2000 PDF
Turns, signals, railroad crossings Word 2000 PDF
Operation or acts affecting operation Word 2000 PDF
Speed Word 2000 PDF
DWI Word 2000 PDF
Accidents and reports Word 2000 PDF
Parking Word 2000 PDF
Handicapped drivers Word 2000 PDF
Pedestrians Word 2000 PDF
Motorcycles Word 2000 PDF
Snowmobiles and ATVs Word 2000 PDF
School buses Word 2000 PDF
Limousines Word 2000 PDF
Tow trucks Word 2000 PDF
Street cars Word 2000 PDF
Low speed vehicles Word 2000 PDF
Bicycles and motorized bicycles Word 2000 PDF
Mobility devices Word 2000 PDF
Horses Word 2000 PDF


Volume III
Interstate and non-resident violator compacts Word 2000 PDF
Service on non-residents Word 2000 PDF
Purchase, sale and transfer of motor vehicles Word 2000 PDF
Inspection Word 2000 PDF
Abandoned and unclaimed vehicles Word 2000 PDF
Theft Word 2000 PDF
Component parts Word 2000 PDF
Junk yards Word 2000 PDF
Repair facilities Word 2000 PDF
Driving schools Word 2000 PDF
Security responsibility Word 2000 PDF
Financial responsibility Word 2000 PDF
Compulsory liability insurance - no fault Word 2000 PDF
Compulsory insurance Word 2000 PDF
Title 39 - Memorandum of 09/08/08 Word 2000 PDF

4. Title 9 This project deals with modifications to the current version of the Title 9 - including a revised definition of child abuse.

Documents
Title 9 - Memorandum of 3/10/08 Word 2000 PDF
Title 9 - Memorandum of 4/07/08 Word 2000 PDF
Title 9 - Memorandum of 5/05/08 Word 2000 PDF
Title 9 - Memorandum of 7/07/08 Word 2000 PDF
Title 9 - Draft Tentative of 9/08/08 Word 2000 PDF

5. Uniform Trust Code This project deals with revisions to the proposed Uniform Trust Code.

Documents
Uniform Trust Code - Memorandum of 2/11/08 Word 2000 PDF
Uniform Trust Code - Memorandum of 3/10/08 Word 2000 PDF
Uniform Trust Code - Draft Final Report of 6/09/08 Word 2000 PDF

6. Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act This project deals with Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act.

Documents
Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act - Memorandum of 5/05/08 Word 2000 PDF

7. Construction Lien Law This project proposes modifications to the law regarding construction liens.

Documents
Construction Lien Act - memorandum regarding possible project Word 2000 PDF
Construction Lien Act - first consideration of issues raised Word 2000 PDF
Construction Lien Law - revised draft report Word 2000 PDF
Construction Lien Law - revised draft report 04/07/08 Word 2000 PDF
Construction Lien Law - revised draft report 06/09/08 Word 2000 PDF
Construction Lien Law - Memo attachment to Draft Tentative of 09/08/08 PDF
Construction Lien Law - revised draft report 09/08/08 Word 2000 PDF

8. Anachronistic Statutes This project proposes the removal from the statutes those that are anachronistic, unconstitutional or otherwise no longer appropriate for inclusion.

Documents
Anachronistic statutes - Consideration of a memorandum of 04/16/07 proposing elimination of anachronistic statutes Word 2000 PDF
Flag Salute - Consideration of a memorandum of 05/07/07 regarding unconstitutionality of requirement that students stand for the flag salute Word 2000 PDF
Parental Notification - Consideration of a memorandum of 05/07/07 regarding unconstitutionality of statutory parental notification requirement Word 2000 PDF

9. Pejorative Terms This project revises statutory provisions that include pejorative terms.

Documents
Mental Incapacity - Memorandum replacing anachronistic language 1/07/08 Word 2000 PDF
Mental Incapacity - Memorandum 1 of 2 from 2/11/08 replacing language Word 2000 PDF
Mental Incapacity - Memorandum 2 of 2 from 2/11/08 replacing language Word 2000 PDF
Pejorative Terms - Memorandum of 4/07/08 Word 2000 PDF
Pejorative Terms - Memorandum of 5/05/08 Word 2000 PDF
Pejorative Terms - Memorandum of 6/09/08 Word 2000 PDF
Pejorative Terms - Memo attachment to Draft Tentative of 9/08/08 PDF
Pejorative Terms - Draft Tentative of 9/08/08 Word 2000 PDF

10. Title 22A - Costs This project revises statutory provisions pertaining to fees and costs associated with the Courts.

Documents
Title 22A - Civil fees - Memorandum of 02/05/07 proposing a revision to certain sections of the statute Word 2000 PDF
Title 22A - Fees - Memorandum of 03/05/07 suggesting preliminary changes to the statute Word 2000 PDF
Title 22A - Fees - Chart of 04/16/07 setting out fees and potential modifications Excel PDF Word 2000 PDF
Title 22A - Fees - Chart of 05/07/07 including fees from other jurisdictions Excel PDF
Title 22A - Fees - Memorandum of 06/11/07 with proposed changes Word 2000 PDF
Title 22A - Fees - Memorandum of 07/09/07 Word 2000 PDF
Title 22A - Fees - Memorandum of 09/10/07 Word 2000 PDF
Title 22A - Fees - Memorandum of 10/09/07 Word 2000 PDF
Title 22A - Memorandum of 2/11/08 Word 2000 PDF
Title 22A - Memorandum of 6/09/08 Word 2000 PDF
Title 22A - Draft Report of 9/08/08 Word 2000 PDF

10. Uniform Trade Secrets Act This project revises statutory provisions pertaining to fees and costs associated with the Courts.

Documents
Uniform Trade Secrets Act - Memorandum of 3/10/08 Word 2000 PDF
Uniform Trade Secrets Act - Memorandum of 4/07/08 Word 2000 PDF
Uniform Trade Secrets Act - Memorandum of 7/07/08 Word 2000 PDF
Uniform Trade Secrets Act - Draft Tentative of 9/08/08 Word 2000 PDF