2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles And Traffic Regulation
Section 39:3-29.5 - Expiration Of Card; Renewal Cards For Blind, Handicapped Valid For Life, Authorized Presence In U. S. Required For Renewal.
39:3-29.5 Expiration of card; renewal cards for blind, handicapped valid for life, authorized presence in U.S. required for renewal.
4. a. Except as provided in subsection b. of this section, each original identification card authorized by section 2 of this act shall, unless canceled earlier, be valid for 48 calendar months from its date of issuance, and shall be renewable upon the request of the bearer of the card, pursuant to terms of license renewal established by the Division of Motor Vehicles, and upon payment of a fee as required by section 6 of this act. An identification card issued pursuant to this act to an applicant who is blind, disabled, or handicapped shall be valid for the life of the holder unless canceled by the holder. Cards issued prior to October 16, 1989 and valid upon the effective date of this amendatory act shall be valid for the life of the holder unless canceled by the holder. Cards issued to blind, disabled or handicapped persons between October 16, 1989 and the effective date of this amendatory act, and which are valid on the effective date of this act, shall be made valid for the life of the holder unless canceled by the holder, upon presentation of proof that the blindness, disability, or handicap existed at the time of the original application. The director is authorized to require periodic verification of information included on any identification card issued for or valid for the life of the holder. Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter or change any expiration date on any New Jersey identification card issued prior to the operative date of P.L.2001, c.391 (C.39:3-10f4 et al.) and any such identification card shall remain valid until its expiration date.
b.If the director issues an identification card to a person who has demonstrated authorization to be present in the United States for a period of time shorter than the standard periods of such cards, the director shall fix the expiration date of the identification card at a date based on the period in which the person is authorized to be present in the United States under federal immigration laws. The director may renew such an identification card only if it is demonstrated that the person's continued presence in the United States is authorized under federal law.
L.1980,c.47,s.4; amended 1989, c.52, s.4; 1990, c.30, s.1; 1993, c.34, s.6; 1999, c.28, s.8; 2001, c.391, s.7.
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