2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles And Traffic Regulation
Section 39:8-72 - Action For Recovery Of Civil Penalty.

NJ Rev Stat § 39:8-72 (2016) What's This?

39:8-72 Action for recovery of civil penalty.

14.An action for the recovery of a civil penalty for violation of this act or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this act shall be within the jurisdiction of and may be brought before the municipal court in the municipality where the offense was committed or where the defendant may be found, or where the measurement of emissions was physically made. The municipal prosecutor shall proceed in the matter on behalf of the State, unless the county prosecutor or the Attorney General assumes responsibility for the prosecution. The civil penalties provided by this act or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto shall be recovered in the name of the commission, as appropriate, and any money collected by the court in payment of a civil penalty shall be conveyed to the State Treasurer for deposit into the State General Fund. The civil penalties provided by this act or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto shall be collected and enforced by summary proceedings pursuant to "The Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.). If the ticket has not been marked to indicate that a court appearance is required, the defendant shall have the option to waive trial, enter a plea of guilty, and pay the penalty, either by mail or in person, to the violations clerk, subject to the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey.

L.1995,c.157,s.14; amended 2003, c.13, s.87.


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