2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:24-1 - Definitions
In this chapter unless the context otherwise indicates:
a. "Average equalized valuation of taxable property" in a district comprising one municipality means the amount stated in the supplemental debt statement required to be filed prior to the authorization of the bonds of the district, as the average of the last three preceding equalized valuations of the taxable real estate (together with improvements) of the municipality, as stated in the annual debt statement of the municipality or revision thereof last filed, and in a district comprising more than one municipality means the sum of all such amounts so stated in the supplemental debt statements so required to be filed;
b. "Borrowing margin" of a municipality means the excess, if any, of 3 1/2 % of the amount stated in the supplemental debt statement required by this article to be filed prior to authorization of bonds of a district, as the average of the last three preceding equalized valuations of the taxable real estate (together with improvements) of the municipality, over the net debt of the municipality as stated in such supplemental debt statement after adjustment of such net debt so as to disregard the proposed authorization of bonds of the district;
c. "District or school district" means a local district, a district composed of two or more municipalities or a regional district and also, in the case of any district other than a type I district, when required by the context, the board of education of such district;
d. "Equalized valuation" of a municipality means the sum total of
(1) The aggregate equalized valuation of real property (together with improvements) as certified in the table of equalized valuations by the director of the division of taxation in the department of the treasury, on October 1 of each year, pursuant to chapter 86 of the laws of 1954, and
(2) The assessed valuation of class II railroad property as set forth in the table of equalized valuations referred to in (1) above;
e. "Net debt" of a municipality means the amount stated in the supplemental debt statement required by this article to be filed prior to the authorization of bonds of a district as the net debt of the municipality;
f. "Net school debt" of a municipality or of a district means the amount of school bonds, for the payment of the principal and interest of which, such municipality or district is liable less the amount of any sinking fund held for the payment of same;
g. "School bonds" means promissory notes and bonds authorized for school purposes, whether issued or unissued, for the payment of the principal and interest of which, a municipality or district is liable; and
h. "Supplemental debt statement" means the statement of the debt condition of a municipality provided for in section 40A:2-42 of the local bond law (N.J.S. 40A:2-1 et seq.), and prepared, made and filed as in said law directed.
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