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  1. #1
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    Post New Jersey bill would rely on ticket surcharges to pay for patrols

    New Jersey bill would rely on ticket surcharges to pay for patrols If a New Jersey state lawmaker gets his way, drivers caught speeding would be tapped to help offset the charge that small towns must pay for State Police patrols.
    Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, the bill would add $40 surcharges to all motor vehicle violations to defray some of the costs of providing local police services. The revenue would be split between two funds.
    One fund would send $5,000 to $1 million in grants to cities and towns that have their own law enforcement. The rest of the money would be used to pay for full- and part-time state policing in rural areas.
    According to a statement attached to the bill, more than $80 million a year is expected to be generated for each fund through the surcharge.
    Gov. Jon Corzine approved the state budget that ended free State Police protection provided to rural areas since the 1920s.
    Since the budget was signed, 89 municipalities have been billed $12.6 million for State Police patrols. They must pay up by Dec. 15 or they are on the hook for coming up with their own police protection.
    Critics of the new plan say rural towns may need to cut spending, consolidate and possibly merge with other towns to pay for police protection. Others say it is unfair to shift to traffic violators the cost for police services.
    The bill S1976 is in the Senate Transportation Committee. The Assembly version A2982 is in the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.
    To view other legislative activities of interest for New Jersey in 2008, click here.
    By Keith Goble, state legislative editor
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: New Jersey bill would rely on ticket surcharges to pay for patrols

    Estimated $80 MIL in each fund! Geez, they're out to get us for sure.

    And asking governments to stop spending... that'll never happen.

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    Old Timer
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    Default Re: New Jersey bill would rely on ticket surcharges to pay for patrols

    bring it on!



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