Any person, who is the holder of a valid license to drive a motor vehicle at the time he or she enters the active military or naval service of the United States, in time of war or time of emergency, may continue to exercise the driving privilege therein conferred until the expiration of 180 days after the termination of the war or emergency, or for a period of 3 months from the date of his or her discharge or release from such service under conditions other than dishonorable, without payment of any fee therefor to the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles; provided, however, no such person shall exercise said privilege except when attired in official military uniform or when having in his or her possession evidence of his or her said discharge or release or of his or her active military status or assignment.
As used herein the term "in time of emergency" shall mean and include any time after June 23, 1950, and prior to the termination, suspension or revocation of the proclamation of the existence of a national emergency issued by the President of the United States on December 16, 1950, or termination of the existence of such national emergency by appropriate action of the President or Congress of the United States, and shall also mean and include any time after December 31, 1960, and prior to the date of the termination of the warlike conditions in the southeast Asia area by appropriate action of the President or Congress of the United States.
L.1943, c. 98, p. 321, s. 1. Amended by L.1944, c. 38, p. 94, s. 1; L.1946, c. 3, p. 16, s. 1; L.1953, c. 106, p. 1286, s. 1; L.1970, c. 332, s. 1, eff. Dec. 29, 1970.