2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles And Traffic Regulation
Section 39:2A-36.1 - Increase In Fees, Surcharges.
39:2A-36.1 Increase in fees, surcharges.
16. a. On and after the effective date of P.L.2007, c.335 (C.39:2A-36.1 et al.), the board may, by regulation adopted pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), increase fees and surcharges collected pursuant to the following statutes, notwithstanding any law, rule, or regulation to the contrary:
Section 4 of P.L.1995, c.401 (C.12:7-73); section 24 of P.L.1984, c.152 (C.12:7A-24); section 28 of P.L.1984, c.152 (C.12:7A-28); section 1 of P.L.1983, c.65 (C.17:29A-33); section 6 of P.L.1983, c.65 (C.17:29A-35); section 9 of P.L.1998, c.108 (C.27:5F-42); R.S.39:2-10; section 1 of P.L.1969, c.301 (C.39:3-4b); section 2 of P.L.1969, c.301 (C.39:3-4c); section 2 of P.L.1968, c.439 (C.39:3-8.1); section 1 of P.L.1992, c.87 (C.39:3-8.2); section 23 of P.L.1975, c.180 (C.39:3-10a); section 1 of P.L.1977, c.23 (C.39:3-10b); section 1 of P.L.1979, c.261 (C.39:3-10f); section 22 of P.L.1990, c.103 (C.39:3-10.30); R.S.39:3-13; R.S.39:3-18; R.S.39:3-19; section 2 of P.L.1974, c.162 (C.39:3-19.2); section 12 of P.L.1979, c.224 (C.39:3-19.5); R.S.39:3-20; section 1 of P.L.1973, c.319 (C.39:3-20.1); R.S.39:3-21; R.S.39:3-24; R.S.39:3-25; R.S.39:3-26; section 2 of P.L.1964, c.195 (C.39:3-27.4); section 2 of P.L.1968, c.247 (C.39:3-27.6); section 2 of P.L.1977, c.369 (C.39:3-27.9); section 2 of P.L.1979, c.457 (C.39:3-27.16); section 2 of P.L.1981, c.139 (C.39:3-27.19); R.S.39:3-28; R.S.39:3-30; R.S.39:3-31; section 1 of P.L.1961, c.77 (C.39:3-31.1); R.S.39:3-32; section 1 of P.L.1999, c.192 (C.39:3-33a); section 1 of P.L.2001, c.35 (C.39:3-33b); section 2 of P.L.1959, c.56 (C.39:3-33.4); section 4 of P.L.1959, c.56 (C.39:3-33.6); R.S.39:3-36; section 1 of P.L.1979, c.314 (C.39:3-54.14); section 2 of P.L.1999, c.308 (C.39:3-75.2); R.S.39:3-84; section 2 of P.L.1999, c.396 (C.39:3-84.7); section 3 of P.L.1973, c.307 (C.39:3C-3); section 10 of P.L.1983, c.105 (C.39:4-14.3j); section 23 of P.L.1983, c.105 (C.39:4-14.3w); R.S.39:4-26; R.S.39:4-30; section 11 of P.L.1985, c.14 (C.39:4-139.12); section 1 of P.L.1972, c.38 (C.39:5-30.4); section 31 of P.L.1994, c.60 (C.39:5-36.1); section 20 of P.L.1952, c.173 (C.39:6-42); section 2 of P.L.1983, c.141 (C.39:6B-3); R.S.39:7-3; section 3 of P.L.1975, c.156 (C.39:8-11); section 8 of P.L.1975, c.156 (C.39:8-16); section 9 of P.L.1975, c.156 (C.39:8-17); section 15 of P.L.1975, c.156 (C.39:8-23); section 5 of P.L.1995, c.112 (C.39:8-45); section 7 of P.L.1995, c.112 (C.39:8-47); section 12 of P.L.1995, c.112 (C.39:8-52); section 11 of P.L.1995, c.157 (C.39:8-69); section 13 of P.L.1995, c.112 (C.39:8-53); section 14 of P.L.1995, c.112 (C.39:8-54); R.S.39:10-11; R.S.39:10-12; R.S.39:10-14; R.S.39:10-16; R.S.39:10-19; R.S.39:10-25; section 5 of P.L.1983, c.323 (C.39:10-35); section 8 of P.L.1983, c.455 (C.39:10A-15); R.S.39:11-8; section 2 of P.L.1951, c.216 (C.39:12-2); section 5 of P.L.1951, c.216 (C.39:12-5); and section 2 of P.L.1983, c.360 (C.39:13-2).
b. (1) In determining an appropriate increase of any fee or surcharge pursuant to subsection a. of this section, the board shall consider at least the following factors: (a) the year in which the fee or surcharge was last increased; (b) the actual costs to the State of New Jersey for administering any transaction, process, filing, registration, inspection, audit, or any license, permit, or other document issuance, for which the fee or surcharge is collected; and (c) the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index or other similar relevant index.
No fee or surcharge set forth in this section shall be increased by regulation more than once during any five-year period, and no such fee or surcharge shall be increased beyond an amount that exceeds the actual costs to the State of New Jersey for administering any transaction, process, filing, registration, inspection, audit, or any license, permit, or other document issuance, for which the fee or surcharge is collected.
(2)All increases in a fee or surcharge after the first increase shall also be subject to the following limitation: the increase shall not exceed the cumulative annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for the five fiscal years prior to the date of the proposed subsequent increase.
(3)All increases in fees or surcharges imposed by regulation proposed to be adopted in a calendar year shall be consolidated in one single regulatory proposal in that calendar year.
(4)As used in this section, the "Consumer Price Index" means the consumer price index for all urban consumers in the New York City and Philadelphia areas as reported by the Department of Labor or successor index.
c.Pursuant to subsection b. of section 105 of P.L.2003, c.13 (C.39:2A-36), 100 percent of the increased revenues collected from such increase shall be remitted to the commission.
L.2007, c.335, s.16.
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