a. Upon the application of any person who is the mayor or chief executive of a municipality in this State, the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles shall issue special registration plates bearing the word "mayor" in addition to the registration number and other markings or identification prescribed by law for display on a motor vehicle owned or leased by the applicant. Only one set of special registration plates shall be issued to an applicant. The special plates shall be displayed only on the vehicle for which they were issued.
b. The special registration plates authorized by this section shall be issued upon proof to the director in the form of a notarized letter from the clerk of the municipality in which the applicant is the mayor or chief executive verifying that the applicant is the mayor or chief executive.
c. The fee for the motor vehicle registration plates issued under this section shall be $25.00, in addition to the fees otherwise prescribed by law for the registration of motor vehicles. The fees collected for the issuance of these special plates shall be appropriated to the Division of Motor Vehicles to fund the additional costs incurred for the issuance of the plates.
d. A person possessing special registration plates issued under this section who ceases to be the mayor or chief executive of a municipality shall surrender the plates to the director within 30 days after leaving office. If the special registration plates are not surrendered to the director within 30 days, the director may revoke the registration of the motor vehicle for which the special plates were issued.
e. A person who violates a provision of this section shall be fined $50.00.
f. The Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles shall promulgate rules and regulations pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) necessary to effectuate the purpose of this act.