13.Within one year of the effective date of P.L.2017, c.10 (C.39:3-10.21a et al.) the chief administrator shall, by contract, by appointment as a motor vehicle agent, or by licensing, authorize any necessary persons, including but not limited to an agency of this or another state, an employer, a private driver training facility or other private institution, or a department, agency or instrumentality of local government to administer the knowledge or skills tests for a commercial driver license or endorsement. The appointments shall be based on the evaluation of the pilot program and recommendations submitted to the Governor pursuant to P.L.2017, c.10 (C.39:3-10.21a et al.).
The chief administrator shall adopt regulations necessary to establish, oversee, and regulate the administration of commercial motor vehicle driver testing by third parties including establishment of maximum fees that may be charged. The maximum fee for a skills test administered by a third party shall be set at an amount equal to the cost to the State for administering the testing.
The chief administrator may limit the number of persons licensed to administer examinations and may suspend or revoke an authorization on any reasonable ground. A person authorized to administer examinations by appointment as a motor vehicle agent shall so act until this authority is revoked by the chief administrator.
An examiner administering a skills test shall not be held accountable for any violation of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes committed by the person being tested.
L.1990, c.103, s.13; amended 2017, c.10, s.2.