Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Code, the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue is hereby authorized and empowered to enter into reciprocal agreements on behalf of this state with the duly authorized representatives of any of the states of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a state or province of a foreign country or a territory or possession of either the United States or of a foreign country providing for the registration of vehicles on an apportionment or allocation basis.
In exercising the authority granted to him or her by this section, the commissioner is expressly authorized and empowered to enter into and to become a member of the International Registration Plan or such other designation that may, from time to time, be given to such plan, developed by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
The commissioner is further authorized and empowered to promulgate and to enforce such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the International Registration Plan or any other agreement entered into under the authority of this section.
If the commissioner enters into the International Registration Plan or into any other agreement under the authority of this section, and if the provisions set forth in the International Registration Plan or other agreements are different from the provisions prescribed by this Code or any rules or regulations promulgated by the commissioner pursuant to the authority granted hereunder to the commissioner, then the agreement provisions shall prevail.
The provisions of this section shall constitute complete authority for the registration of vehicles, including the registration of fleet vehicles, upon an apportionment or allocation basis under the International Registration Plan.