The New Jersey State Senate voted 39-0 on Thursday to give final legislative approval to a bill that would change the expiration date for Garden State driver’s licenses.
Currently, licenses expire on the last day of the month every four years. Under the measure (S2564), they would expire on the driver’s birthday every four years.
The goal, sponsors say, is to cut down on long wait times at Motor Vehicle Commission offices.
“One of the top concerns among many New Jersey drivers is the long wait for a simple driver’s license renewal at the local MVC office,” state Assemblymen Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen), a sponsor, said. “Shifting the expiration date from the last day of the month to an individual’s date of birth will ensure that everybody doesn’t end up at the office all at once.”
The Assembly, the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature, passed the measure 74-0 in December.
Now that it’s passed the Senate, it heads to Gov. Chris Christie, who will then decide whether to sign or veto it. Read more at NJ News.