1. a. The Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission shall establish professional sports team specialty license plates. The commission is authorized to enter into licensing contracts or agreements with the appropriate entities representing professional sports teams for the design and sale of professional sports team specialty license plates. As used in this act, "professional sports team" includes, but is not limited to, teams and franchises associated with the National Hockey League; Major League Baseball Properties, Inc.; NASCAR; NFL Properties, LLC; and National Basketball Properties, Inc.
b.Upon proper application, the chief administrator shall issue a professional sports team specialty license plate for any motor vehicle owned or leased and registered in the State. In addition to the registration number and other markings or identification otherwise prescribed by law, the license plate may display wording and a design, including an emblem and color scheme, chosen by the chief administrator, in coordination with the professional sports team and its professional sports league.
c.In addition to the fees otherwise prescribed by law for the registration of a motor vehicle, the commission shall impose and collect a fee in an amount to be determined by the chief administrator for the issuance of professional sports team specialty license plates. The annual renewal of a registration certificate of a motor vehicle that has been issued professional sports team specialty license plates shall be accompanied by an additional fee in an amount to be determined by the chief administrator. Notwithstanding any law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, revenues derived from the additional fee imposed and collected for the issuance and renewal of professional sports team specialty license plates, less the amounts necessary to reimburse the commission for administrative costs pursuant to subsection d. of this section, shall be remitted to the General Fund.
d.Prior to the deposit of license plate fees collected pursuant to subsection c. of this section into the General Fund, amounts thereof as are necessary shall be used to reimburse the commission for costs reasonably and actually incurred, as stipulated by the chief administrator, for producing, issuing, renewing, and publicizing the availability of professional sports team specialty license plates, including the cost of any initial computer programming changes.
e.The chief administrator shall notify eligible motorists of the opportunity to obtain professional sports team specialty license plates by including a notice with all motor vehicle registration renewals and by posting appropriate posters or signs in all commission facilities and offices.
L.2010, c.24, s.1.