More Forward Progress on Electronic Lien & Titling (ELT)
in Political & Legislative
By: David Frankil, NJCUL President/CEO

We’ve been covering our effort to make ELT a reality in New Jersey for more than a year, focusing on all our progress, finally getting it signed into law by Gov. Christie in the final days of his Administration. If you recall, the law gave the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) 60 days to determine whether or not “…the commission has the resources and capability to establish and implement within 12 months…” otherwise they would be required to contract with an outside vendor.

But, as we’ve seen with Prize-Linked Savings, sometimes getting a bill signed into law doesn’t mean the Administration will move quickly on implementation. We’re determined to avoid that fate for ELT, given how important it is to your bottom line.

You may have seen an article in the Daily Exchange this morning reporting on a comment made by the new MVC Chief Administrator. Asm. Mukherji asked a question during an Assembly Budget Committee hearing about ELT, and her response was: “The study is complete for ELT and at this point, the statute requires us to be online within 12 months and we are on track to do just that."

As I’ve noted in prior posts, sometimes the "blocking and tackling" work of our Government Affairs team doesn’t make 22-point, above-the-fold headline news. But, rest assured that question was no coincidence—kudos to Chris Abeel and our contract lobbyist Carol Katz for keeping up the pressure and moving the issue forward.

We will continue to keep you updated on the progress of ELT in the months to come.