Thanks to event sponsors, donors and bidders, the Limousine Association of New Jersey (LANJ) raised an all-time high of $33,960 at its 17th Annual Auction, held on May 22, at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. Proceeds are earmarked for LANJ’s general fund, which helps pay for lobbying efforts and other member benefits throughout the year.
Through events like their auction, LANJ is able to continue helping to shape the laws under which transportation network companies (TNCs) must operate. For example, LANJ supports the newly introduced bill, “Sami’s Law,” which aims to better protect passengers when they order an Uber or Lyft in the Garden State. The bipartisan bill would require drivers working for app-hail companies to use reflective or illuminated signs on their front and rear windows and a digital barcode that can be scanned with a smartphone to identify themselves.
The legislation (A5321) was named “Sami’s Law” after Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina student from New Jersey, who was murdered in March after getting into a car she believed to be the Uber she ordered. The victim’s father, Seymour Josephson, also has been working with members of Congress to pass a similar measure at the federal level.
For more information on A5321, which was passed by the Assembly and the Senate June 10, visit https://www.njleg.state.nj.us.
For more info, visit www.lanj.org.