2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles And Traffic Regulation
Section 39:3-10.17A - Fingerprinting, Criminal History Records Check For Applicants For Certain Commercial Driver's Licenses.
39:3-10.17a Fingerprinting, criminal history records check for applicants for certain commercial driver's licenses.
34. a. The commission shall require the fingerprinting of all applicants for commercial driver's licenses with a hazardous material endorsement, a tank vehicle endorsement or both, at the initial application and upon renewal, in order to determine eligibility for those endorsements. The commission is hereby authorized to exchange fingerprint data with, and receive criminal history record information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Division of State Police, consistent with the provisions of Pub.L.92-544, for use in determining eligibility. The commission shall require any person who, prior to the date of enactment of this act, has been issued a commercial driver's license with a hazardous material endorsement, a tanker vehicle endorsement or both, to undergo a criminal history record background check as a condition to continue to hold, use and renew such an endorsement. No criminal history record check shall be performed without the applicant's written consent. The applicant shall bear the cost for the criminal history record check, including all costs for administering and processing the check. Failure or refusal to submit a disclosure and fingerprints will result in an automatic disqualification.
b.Upon receipt of the criminal history record information, the commission shall notify the applicant, in writing, of the applicant's qualification or disqualification for a commercial driver's license with a hazardous material endorsement, a tank vehicle endorsement or both. If the applicant is disqualified, the basis for the disqualification shall be identified in the written notice to the applicant.
c.The applicant shall have 30 days from the postmarked date of the written notice of disqualification to challenge the accuracy of the criminal history record information. If no challenge is filed or if the determination of the accuracy of the criminal history record information upholds the disqualification, the applicant's disqualification for a commercial driver's license, with a hazardous material endorsement, a tank vehicle endorsement or both will stand.
d.The commission, in a manner not inconsistent with appropriate federal requirements, shall provide by regulation the grounds upon which an applicant may be disqualified.
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