NJAB02597
Permits municipality to establish restricted parking spaces for certain volunteer firefighters. Companion bill: S636.
Status: 9/19/2016 : Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
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A2597 AHS Statement 9/19/16

ASSEMBLY HOMELAND SECURITY AND STATE PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY, No. 2597

 

with committee amendments

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED:  SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

 

      The Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee reports favorably and with committee amendments Assembly Bill No. 2597

      Assembly Bill No. 2597, as amended by the committee, permits a municipality that has a volunteer fire department to adopt an ordinance, resolution or regulation permitting the establishment of restricted parking spaces in front of volunteer firefighters’ homes.  Allowing a volunteer firefighter additional parking space removes barriers which might slow the firefighter’s ability to respond to emergencies.  Under the bill, the designation of restricted volunteer firefighter parking spaces would only be permitted if it would not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.

      A municipality that designates parking spaces would issue permits to volunteer firefighters.  The bill requires the permits to identify the specific motor vehicle and the location where the vehicle may be parked.  The permit would need to be displayed prominently within the vehicle when it is parked so as to be seen from the middle of the street.

 

COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS

      The committee amendments make a technical correction.