NEW JERSEY – Senator Kristin M. Corrado will introduce a bill that will require the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to fully reopen according to pre-pandemic guidelines.
“The continued delays and congestion at MVC facilities are inexcusable, and it is obvious the commission still needs some guidance from the Legislature on how to return to pre-pandemic operations,” said Corrado (R-40). “We are more than two years into this pandemic and there are still some MVC employees that are working from home and facilities that offer some services but not all. As a result, many New Jerseyans need to drive out of their way to complete certain transactions, which imposes an unnecessary burden and cost. My legislation will return all MVC facilities to pre-pandemic status so that the people of this state can get the help they deserve in a timely manner.”
This bill will be introduced just days after one of Corrado’s constituents, an 81-year-old woman who recently lost her husband, had to drive an extra 40 minutes to a different MVC facility to conduct a title transfer.
Since the start of the pandemic, vehicle and license transactions have not been offered in the same facility. There is currently no plan to reverse the policy.
“The MVC needs to stop using COVID as an excuse for its subpar service,” Corrado said. “If private sector businesses can remain open and operate normally, despite the challenges of COVID-19, we should expect nothing less of critical government services like the MVC.”