2009 New Jersey Code
Section 34:13B
34:13B-13 - Seizure

34:13B-13.  Seizure
    Should either party in a labor dispute between a utility and its employees,  after having given sixty days' notice thereof, or failing to give such notice,  engage in any strike, work stoppage or lockout which, in the opinion of the  Governor, will result in the failure to continue the operation of the public  utility, and threatens the public interest, health and welfare, or in the event  that neither side has given notice to the other of an intention to seek a  change in working conditions, and there occurs a lockout, strike or work  stoppage, which, in the opinion of the Governor, threatens to impair the  operation of the utility so as to interfere with the public interest, health  and welfare, then and in that case he is authorized to take immediate  possession of the plant, equipment or facility for the use and operation by the  State of New Jersey in the public interest.  Such power and authority may be  exercised by the Governor through such department or agency of the government  as he may designate and may be exercised after his investigation and  proclamation that there is a threatened or actual interruption of the operation  of such public utility as the result of a labor dispute, a threatened or actual  strike, a lockout or other labor disturbance, and that the public interest,  health and welfare are jeopardized, and that the exercise of such authority is necessary to insure the operation of such public utility;  provided, that whenever such public utility, its plant, equipment or facility has been or is  hereafter so taken by reason of a strike, lockout, threatened strike, threatened lockout, work stoppage or slow-down, or other cause, such utility,  plant, equipment or facility shall be returned to the owners thereof as soon as  practicable after the settlement of said labor dispute.

     L.1946, c. 38, p. 93, s. 13.  Amended by L.1950, c. 14, p. 39, s. 1.

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