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a. The liability set forth in section 1 of this act 1 shall be imposed upon an owner for a violation by an operator of the toll collection regulations of the Port Authority occurring within the territorial limits of the State of New Jersey in the same manner as a violation of section 2 of P.L.1950, c. 192 (C.32:1-154.2) and the punishment for such violation shall be as set forth in section 16 of P.L.1950, c. 192 (C.32:1-154.16).
b. An owner who is a lessor of a vehicle operated in violation of the toll collection regulations of the Port Authority shall not be liable for the violation of the toll collection regulations if the lessor submits a copy of the rental, lease or other contract document covering that vehicle on the date of the violation, with the name and address of the lessee clearly legible to the Port Authority and to the court or other entity having jurisdiction over the violation in a timely manner. Failure to provide such information in a timely manner shall render the lessor liable for the penalty prescribed by this section. Where the lessor complies with the provisions of this subsection, the lessee of such vehicle on the date of the violation shall be deemed the owner of the vehicle for purposes of this section and shall be subject to liability for the violation of the toll collection regulations of the Port Authority.
c. A certified report of an employee or agent of the Port Authority reporting a violation of the toll collection regulations and any information obtained from a photo-monitoring system shall be deemed records kept in the ordinary business of the Port Authority and shall, when relevant, be made available for inspection and admission into evidence in a proceeding concerning a violation of the toll collection regulations, but shall not be deemed public records for the purpose of P.L.1963, c. 73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.) or the common law of access to public records.The certified reports and information, including but not limited to, any recorded image of any motor vehicle, the license plate of any motor vehicle or the operator or any passenger in any motor vehicle, shall not be discoverable as a public record by any person, entity or governmental agency, except upon a subpoena issued by a grand jury or a court order in a criminal matter; nor shall it be admissible in evidence in any civil or administrative proceeding not directly related to a violation of the toll collection regulations or in any municipal court prosecution for a violation of any of the provisions of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 32. Interstate and Port Authorities and Commissions 32 § 1-154.2c - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-32-interstate-and-port-authorities-and-commissions/nj-st-sect-32-1-154-2c.html
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