We Oppose Mandatory Bicycle Registration in NJ
Assembly Bill No. 3657, introduced by Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker on January 6, 2011. This bill would require bicycles ridden on public highways or lands to be registered with the Motor Vehicle Commission and display license plates. Bicycle registrations would be valid for two years, and the commission could charge up to $10 as an annual registration fee to defray the costs of the program. The bill specifies that if the owner of a bicycle is under 15 years of age, the owners parent or guardian may register it in their stead. Under the bill, a person who violates any of the bicycle registration provisions would be subject to a fine up to $100 for each offense. WE, THE BICYCLISTS OF NEW JERSEY, VEHEMENTLY OPPOSE THIS LEGISLATION. IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT THERE SHOULD BE NO REGISTRATION OF BICYCLES IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. WE WILL OPPOSE ANY LEGISLATOR WHO SUPPORTS THIS BILL AT THE POLLS!