TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Alex Sauickie’s first bill signed into law will ease the relocation process for service members and their spouses and dependents by allowing them to use their out-of-state driver’s licenses while temporarily stationed in New Jersey.
Sauickie’s bill (A325), signed by acting Gov. Sheila Oliver Monday, exempts active military members and their immediate family from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission requirement that mandates new residents obtain a state driver’s license within 60 days to legally operate a vehicle.
“This new law is a small, but important step toward making life easier for those who serve our country, including their families who also must sacrifice stability and predictability,” Sauickie (R-Ocean) said. “I am committed to making New Jersey more military friendly, so having this as my first bill signed into law is very encouraging. Removing unnecessary obstacles for service members adjusting to life in the Garden State will help alleviate stress and demonstrates New Jersey’s support of military families.”
The law is effective immediately. It received unanimous support in both houses of the Legislature.
“I’m honored that my colleagues in the legislature also saw reason to move this bill through the legislative process quickly. It became law just 13 weeks after I joined the Assembly,” Sauickie said. “I’ve seen good bills take several months, years or even decades to win approval in both houses and a signature by the governor, so this is a real win for military families in New Jersey.”