35. a. The commission may contract for ancillary services at facilities used by the commission, including but not limited to food and beverage concessions, service concessions that would be beneficial to its customers, and information services that would be of interest or informative to its customers, such as television displays, public service displays, and the like.
b.In entering into a contract pursuant to subsection a. of this section, the commission shall award a contract on the basis of competitive public bids or proposals to the responsible bidder or proposer whose bid or proposal is determined to be in the best interest of the State, price and other factors considered.
c.The commission may also sell, lease, or otherwise contract for advertising in or on its equipment or facilities, in any mailing it conducts, or in any publication it produces, including, but not limited to, the New Jersey Driver Manual distributed pursuant to R.S.39:3-41.
d.The commission is authorized to receive funds from contracts entered into pursuant to subsections a. and c. of this section and shall have the right to use the same. The revenue shall not be subject to appropriation as Direct State Services by the Legislature. In addition, this revenue shall not be restricted from use by the commission in any manner except as provided by law. This revenue shall be used in the furtherance of commission purposes. This revenue shall be considered revenue of the commission and shall not be subject to the calculation of proportional revenue remitted to the commission pursuant to section 105 of P.L.2003, c.13 (C.39:2A-36).
e.In accordance with the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.401 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), the commission shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the purposes of this section, including, but not limited to, the criteria for determining the appropriateness of any advertising and the suitability of any advertising message.
L.2003, c.13, s.35; amended 2009, c.298, s.5.