P.L. 1997, CHAPTER 92, approved May 8, 1997
Assembly, No. 1139 (Second Reprint)
An Act authorizing "Conquer Cancer" license plates and supplementing chapter 3 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. The Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles may issue for a motor vehicle owned or leased and registered in the State special license plates bearing, in addition to the registration number and other markings or identification otherwise prescribed by law, the slogan "Conquer Cancer." These plates may include an emblem, to be designed by the Commissioner of Health and approved by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles, indicating support for, or an interest in, finding new methods of treating and preventing cancer.
b. Application for issuance of a "Conquer Cancer" license plate shall be made to the director on such forms and in such manner as may be prescribed by the director. The director shall collect for each set of plates issued an application fee of 1[$40] $501, and an annual renewal fee of 1[$12] $101, in addition to the fees otherwise prescribed by law for the registration of motor vehicles.
c. Monies collected from all fees for "Conquer Cancer" license plates shall be deposited in the Cancer Research Fund, established in the Department of Health pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1982, c.40 (C.54:40A-37.1). 2Any monetary donation made available to the State to support the provisions of this bill shall be deposited in the Cancer Research Fund for use as set forth in this section.2 Interest or other income earned on monies deposited under this act into the Cancer Research Fund shall be credited to the fund for use as set forth in this section.
Funds shall be utilized by the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research: (1) 2first2 to reimburse the Division of Motor Vehicles for all costs 1, including those costs associated with computer programing changes,1 incurred in producing, issuing, 1renewing1 and publicizing the availability of "Conquer Cancer" license plates; (2) to reimburse the Department of Health for the design and printing of notices, posters and signs to be utilized by the Division of Motor Vehicles; and (3) for 1[institutional support services for its]1 approved research projects as defined in section 3 of P.L.1983, c.6 (C.52:9U-3).
d. The director shall annually certify to the Commissioner of Health the average cost per license plate incurred in the immediately preceding year by the Division of Motor Vehicles in producing, issuing 1, renewing1 and publicizing the availability of "Conquer Cancer" license plates. The commissioner shall annually report the Department of Health's costs and the division's costs to the Office of Management and Budget.
e. The director shall notify eligible motorists of the opportunity to obtain "Conquer Cancer" license plates by including a notice with all motor vehicle registration renewals, and by posting appropriate posters or signs in all division facilities and offices, as may be provided by the Department of Health. The notices, posters and signs shall be designed by the Commissioner of Health after consulting with the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research. The designs shall be subject to the approval of the director. The Department of Health shall supply the division with the notices, posters and signs to be circulated or posted by the division.
f. The Commissioner of Health, the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research, and the director shall develop and enter into an interagency memorandum of agreement setting forth the procedures to be followed by the Department of Health, the commission and the division in carrying out their respective responsibilities under this act.
1g. In the event that the average cost per license plate, as certified by the director and approved by the Joint Budget Oversight Committee, or its successor, is greater than the $50 application fee established in subsection b. of this section in two consecutive fiscal years, the director may discontinue the issuance of the "Conquer Cancer" license plate.1
2. This act shall take effect on the first day of the1[fifth] seventh1 month after enactment; except the Commissioner of Health, the State Treasurer and the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles may take such action in advance of the effective date as may be necessary for he timely implementation of this act.
Establishes license plate to benefit cancer research.