If the license or registration suspension is the result of the failure to pay outstanding parking fines or penalties, or respond to a failure to appear notice, the commission shall:
If an owner, lessee or operator has been found guilty of a parking offense and has failed to pay or otherwise satisfy outstanding parking fines or penalties, the court shall provide notice and an opportunity to appear before a judge prior to suspending that person's driver's license or motor vehicle registration. In determining whether to suspend the person's driver's license or the motor vehicle registration, the judge and the commission shall take into consideration the area where the person resides and whether or not the person has access to off-street parking. In accordance with section 1 of P.L.1981, c.365 (C.) and section 1 of P.L. 2009, c. 317 (C. ), a court may permit alternatives to the payment of certain outstanding portions of parking fines and penalties based on a person's ability to pay, including allowing the payment of the fine in installments, conversion of the fine to community service, or revoking portions of the fine or penalty.
When a person whose license or registration has been suspended appears at court proceedings or otherwise resolves pending parking violations, or pays or otherwise satisfies all parking fines or penalties, the municipal court shall provide the person with a receipt of payment and shall give electronic notice to the commission that the person's obligations have been satisfied and the suspension ordered by the court shall not be imposed. If, prior to the effective date of the suspension by the commission, the person submits the receipt of payment to the commission or the commission receives the electronic notice stating that the person's obligations have been satisfied, the commission shall not suspend the person's license or registration. If the commission receives the receipt or electronic notice after the effective date of the suspension, the person shall seek the restoration of the license or registration through procedures adopted by the commission.
N.J.S. § 39:4-139.10
Amended by L. 2017, c. 75,s. 1, eff. 12/1/2017.
Amended by L. 2007, c. 280,s. 1, eff. 7/1/2008.
L.1985, c.14, s.9; amended 1999 c. 397, s. 1.
This section is set out twice. See also C.39:4-139.102, as amended by L. 2019, c. 276,s. 14, eff. 1/1/2021.