New Bill Would Provide New Jersey Car Owners With $800 Rebate

A new bill introduced in the New Jersey Legislature is aiming to help motorists who have been hit by the recent rise in fuel prices by providing up to $800 in tax rebates, depending on how long the car owner has lived in the state.

The bill, sponsored by state Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson), would provide residents who own non-commercial vehicles with tax rebates of between $400 and $800, with the exact amount to be determined by state residency.

A 2021 New Jersey tax return would be required to be filed as well.

The bill also would require New Jersey Transit to provide a “fare holiday” for all commuters using the mass transit system during the months of June, July and August of this year.

Mukherji’s bill appropriates $1.5 billion for the motor vehicle registration tax rebate program and $150 million for the free public transportation program, which can be paid for by using some of the $6 billion in federal aid the state received under the American Rescue Plan.

A similar bill was recently proposed in California by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Gas prices in the state are now 48% higher than a year ago, with drivers paying an average of $4.45 a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline as of Sunday morning, according to the AAA.

The bill, if passed, would be included in the 2023 Fiscal Year budget currently being debated in the Legislature. The deadline to pass the budget bill is July 1 and the rebates are to be paid out immediately.

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  1. Give money away….where is that money going to come from?

    Reelect the same Democrats and next year we will get a tax increase to pay for this give away

    The real solution is to open up the drilling and pipelines. Doing this will allow us to set the price of oil.

    • Don’t have to wait. The article says the money is coming from the “American Rescue Plan” money that NJ got from the federal government, who got it by charging it to your and your children and grandchildren’s credit card. In other words, you are already being taxed to pay back the money that the government didn’t have in the first place but borrowed it on your credit.

  2. How about simply eliminating the state gasoline tax, for starts?
    Something concrete, instead of grand steps that show how much the lawmakers care about the working man.

  3. How about telling Ukraine to just stop fighting with Russia and even though they want Crimea don’t bring the world to economic crisis and n threat we shouldn’t give weapons to Ukraine and war over and gas prices and food prices down.

    • Shaw, where do you get your fake news from? Nothing in your facts are remotely correct. Ukraine didn’t start the war, it isn’t over Crimea, and the only outcome Ukraine wants is peace. Get your facts straight before blaming the victim.

  4. Like others have said why not simply lower the gas tax? Why are we stealing from peter to pay Paul? Yes lowering the cost would mean non residents would get a discount. Why not start by setting an example? This is simply political pandering so politicians can look good. Look at the $1400.00 that we got last year and what it did to inflation. Were paying for it now over and over.

  5. No more rebates and checks. goes to the wrong people too. Stop giving away money for everything. We already pay Insurance and food stamps,Enough. Our economy will only get worse. There are lots of jobs, go get one or two. No more giving away money/ This is not on Biden. Its on all of them in Washington and trenton. No more hand outs.

  6. Just some more of throwing more money into the already inflated economy. Watch them give us peanuts valued at $800 and the gas go up to- and stay at- an average of $5.50 for regular.

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