N.J.S.A 17:33B-63. Additional registration fees; exemptions

17:33B-63. Additional registration fees; exemptions

68. a. In addition to the registration fees imposed pursuant to Article 2 of chapter 3 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes, the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles shall impose and collect additional registration fees as follows:

(1) For all motor vehicles, except commercial motor vehicles as defined by R.S.39:1-1 Words and phrases defined. that were manufactured in any model year prior to the 1989 model year, the additional fee shall be $15, except that on and after January 1, 1998 the additional fee shall be $12.50, and on and after January 1, 1999 the additional fee shall be $10 and on and after January 1, 2000 the additional fee shall be $7.50;

(2) For all motor vehicles, except commercial motor vehicles as defined by R.S.39:1-1 Words and phrases defined., that were manufactured in model year 1989 and thereafter, the additional fee shall be $40, except that on and after January 1, 1998 the additional fee shall be $33.50, and on and after January 1, 1999 the additional fee shall be $27 and on and after January 1, 2000 the additional fee shall be $20 for the first two years of registration or renewal and $15, except that on and after January 1, 1998 the additional fee shall be $12.50, and on and after January 1, 1999 the additional fee shall be $10 and on and after January 1, 2000 the additional fee shall be $7.50 for each year thereafter;

(3) For all commercial motor vehicles as defined in R.S.39:1-1 Words and phrases defined., the additional fee shall be $75, except that on and after January 1, 1998 the additional fee shall be $62.50, and on and after January 1, 1999 the additional fee shall be $50 and on and after January 1, 2000 the additional fee shall be $37.50;

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1) through (3) of this subsection, the additional fee on motorcycle registrations shall be $15, except that on and after January 1, 1998 the additional fee shall be $12.50, and on and after January 1, 1999 the additional fee shall be $10 and on and after January 1, 2000 the additional fee shall be $7.50 and further provided the additional registration fee on noncommercial trucks registered pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1968, C. 429 (C. 39:3-8.1 Licensing of noncommercial truckS.) shall be $50, except that on and after January 1, 1997 the additional fee collected on noncommercial trucks registered pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1968, C. 429 (C. 39:3-8.1 Licensing of noncommercial truckS.) shall be $15 for any vehicle manufactured in any model year prior to the 1996 model year and for any vehicle manufactured in the model year 1996 and thereafter, the additional fee shall be $40 for the first two years of registration or renewal and $15 for each year thereafter and on and after January 1, 1998 the additional fee collected on noncommercial trucks shall be collected pursuant to the provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection;

(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1) through (3) of this subsection, there shall not be any additional fee imposed on any vehicle registered pursuant to R.S.39:3-24 Farm tractors, traction equipment; registration; operation; emblem; fee..

b. Fees collected pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall be collected on registrations issued and renewed on or after July 1, 1990.

(1) Fees collected pursuant to subsection a. of this section prior to October 1, 1991 shall be remitted to the New Jersey Automobile Full Insurance Underwriting Association created by section 16 of P.L.1983, C. 65 (C. 17:30E-4) and shall be income to the association for purposes of section 20 of P.L.1983, C. 65 (C. 17:30E-8).

(2) Fees collected pursuant to subsection a. of this section on or after October 1, 1991 through December 31, 1996 shall be remitted to the New Jersey Automobile Insurance Guaranty Fund created pursuant to section 23 of this 1990 amendatory and supplementary act.

(3) Fees collected pursuant to subsection a. of this section on and after January 1, 1997, shall be remitted to the General Fund and so much thereof as is required pursuant to section 20 of P.L.1984, C. 73 (C. 27:1B-20 “Transportation Trust Fund Account.”) shall be credited to the “Transportation Trust Fund Account” created by section 20 of P.L.1984, C. 73 (C. 27:1B-20 “Transportation Trust Fund Account.”), such credited funds to be used for transportation projects, pursuant to the “New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority Act of 1984,” P.L.1984, C. 73 (C. 27:1B-1. Short title et al.).

C. Notwithstanding any provision of subsection a. of this section to the contrary, no fees shall be imposed pursuant to this section on a registration for which no fee is presently collected pursuant to Article 2 of chapter 3 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes or on a registration for a motor vehicle, except commercial vehicles, if the registrant or, in the case of a leased vehicle, the lessee is eligible for pharmaceutical assistance to the aged and disabled pursuant to P.L.1975, C. 194 (C. 30:4D-20. Program; establishment et seq.). In the case of a leased vehicle, documentation verifying that the vehicle will be leased for the registration term to a lessee who is entitled to the exemption provided for in this subsection shall be provided according to the requirements established by the Director of the Division of Motor VehicleS.The lessor shall not collect from the lessee any payment for the registration of the vehicle that exceeds the amount that the lessor paid to register the vehicle.

L.1990,C. 8,S.68; amended 1991,C. 320,S.1; 1995,C. 108,S.17.

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