New Jersey bill benefits car-sharing organizations

    A bill making the rounds in the New Jersey Assembly would promote car-sharing by lifting a $5 state surcharge for rentals.

    Introduced by Assemblymen Ruben J. Ramos, Jr., and Ralph R. Caputo of North Jersey, the measure would promote car-sharing programs like the one in Hoboken. Under the bill, car-sharing organizations would be exempt from the $5 surcharge on New Jersey motor vehicle rentals, the Gloucester County Times reports. The surcharge was implemented in 2002.

    The bill has headed to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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