NJ Senate Votes To Change Licenses


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.



  1. Can someone please explain how and why that helps?

    Mr. Christie, please don’t waste your remaining time in office signing this bill.

    And the legislature can go on early vacation from passing these ridiculous time wasting (and money) laws such as the car seat one passed last year.

    • This helps because it spreads the DMV traffic over the entire 365 days of the calendar as opposed to just the final few days and first few days of each calendar month. What usually happens is that people wait until the last moment to renew their license and so everyone whose license expires in a given month shows up at the DMV at once. So, that’s how this bill helps.


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