I’m not kidding. Anything to collect a fee for the state. If you are walking on a sidewalk, you’re using town or state resources, should we also require a plate be attached to our back-side? Maybe require official state inspection of bicycles? Yeah … that’s good for another $10 … gotta ensure those bikes are safe to ride.
In my neighborhood, they can’t even get the kids to wear their helmets.
The bill, introduced by Democratic New Jersey assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker of Essex, requires owners to register bikes with the Motor Vehicle Commission for $10 dollars a piece or face fines up to $100. A license plate would be issued and will have to be displayed when riding on public roads. Plates would be valid for two years.
My guess is they will clarify this law would not apply to children once they realize how stupid it is, but why should those of us who simply ride our bike on public roads for exercise or pleasure be hit with a tax?
It’s simple, some of these Democrats thinks if it moves, breaths, eats or dies it needs to be taxed.