ASSEMBLY, No. 2746



DATED: JULY 1, 1997


      Assembly Bill No. 2746 of 1997 permits the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue special license plates to persons who have served at least one term as a municipal mayor but who do not presently hold that office. The director would be authorized to charge an application fee of $50 which shall be in addition to all fees otherwise required by law.

      DMV has previously estimated that, with special license plates, the division incurs about $31,000 in one-time costs for reprogramming agency and revenue automated systems, and for a plate die. Additional costs related to plate material, production and administrative costs are about $10 per plate set.

      The Office of Legislative Services (OLS) cannot estimate the level of interest that the former mayors of the State's 567 municipalities may have in purchasing the new, special license plates. Consequently, OLS cannot project revenues from application fees that would be available to offset DMV expenses.


This legislative fiscal estimate has been produced by the Office of Legislative Services due to the failure of the Executive Branch to respond to our request for a fiscal note.


This fiscal estimate has been prepared pursuant to P.L.1980, c.67.