Veterans who enjoy motorcycle riding and New Jersey’s scenic back roads will have the option of purchasing special license tags for their bikes under a bill sponsored by Assemblymen Anthony M. Bucco and Park Space. The bill (A2729) cleared the transportation committee today by a 10-0 vote.
“Our veterans, who put their lives on hold and risk it all to serve our great nation, are justifiably proud of their service,” said Bucco (R—Morris), the Republican Whip. “Thousands of veterans have cars with special license tags denoting their military service, and many have expressed the desire to have special plates for their bikes, as well. We are proud of our military men and women. They have well-earned this recognition.”
Under the bill, the initial veteran plate fee will be $50, and $10 for annual renewal. Fees will support programs benefiting veterans through the “Military Veteran Motorcycle License Plate Fund.”
“I often meet veterans when I have my bike out on the road,” said Space (R—Sussex). “You can hear the pride in their voices when you speak with them. Many of the veterans I know get together to ride as a group in bike rallies, charity runs, or welcome-home events for returning veterans. This special motorcycle plate gives them the freedom to spotlight their service while supporting other veterans.”
Pennsylvania and Maryland offer veteran motorcycle tags. There are 450,000 veterans in New Jersey.