Friday, July 25, 2008

39:3-9a Failure to notify change in name; failure to endorse license

Fine ranging from $25-$500 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both. For information regarding points or surcharges contact the Motor Vehicle Commission. For information about car insurance eligibility and points contact your car insurance company or the New Jersey Department of Insurance.
2. Each driver's license issued pursuant to R.S.39:3-10 shall have the legal name of the licensee endorsed thereon in his own handwriting. For purposes of this section, legal name shall mean the name recorded on a birth certificate unless otherwise changed by marriage, divorce or order of court. The director may require that only the legal name be recorded on the driver's license. A person who has been issued a driver's license pursuant to R.S.39:3-10 whose name is changed due to marriage, divorce or by order of court shall notify the director of the change in name within two weeks after the change is made.

A person who fails to notify the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles of a change in name as required in this section shall be subject to a fine. A person who is fined under this section for a violation of this section shall not be subject to a surcharge under the New Jersey Merit Rating Plan as provided in section 6 of P.L.1983, c.65 (C.17:29A-35).

For the purposes of this section, a digitized signature image shall constitute a licensee's signature in his own handwriting. A digitized signature image is an electronic representation of a person's written signature.

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