2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:1B-162 - Authority's activities, tax exempt; in lieu of taxes on commercial activities


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34:1B-162 Authority's activities, tax exempt; in lieu of taxes on commercial activities
19. a. The exercise of the powers granted by this act shall constitute the performance of an essential governmental function and the authority shall not be required to pay any taxes or assessments upon or in respect of its port facilities as defined in section 3 of P.L.1997, c.150 (C.34:1B-146), or any property or moneys of the authority, and the authority, its port facilities, property and moneys and any bonds and notes issued under the provisions of this act, their transfer and the income there-from, including any profit made on the sale thereof, shall at all times be free from taxation of every kind by the State except for transfer, inheritance and estate taxes and by any political subdivision of the State.

b. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 15 of P.L.1974, c.80 (C.34:1B-15) to the contrary: (1) any person occupying port facilities of the authority used as redevelopment facilities for commercial purposes, whether as lessee, vendee or otherwise, except a subsidiary corporation as defined in section 3 of P.L.1997, c.150 (C.34:1B-146), shall pay to any political subdivision in which such redevelopment facilities are located a payment in lieu of taxes which shall equal the taxes on real and personal property, including water and sewer service charges and assessments, which that person would have been required to pay to the respective political subdivisions had it been the owner of the property during the period for which such payment is made and neither the subsidiary nor the authority nor any of their projects, properties, moneys or bonds and notes shall be obligated, liable or subject to lien of any kind for the enforcement, collection or payment thereof; (2) the State shall make a payment in lieu of taxes on the authority's port facilities used as marine facilities for commercial purposes and occupied by any person as lessee, except a subsidiary corporation as defined in section 3 of P.L.1997, c.150 (C.34:1B-146) and neither the subsidiary nor the authority nor any of their projects, properties, moneys, or bonds and notes shall be obligated, liable or subject to lien of any kind for the enforcement, collection or payment thereof. The payment by the State shall be made to the City of Camden, subject to annual appropriation by the Legislature, and shall be equal to 40 percent of the fair market value of the property, determined by the Department of the Treasury at the time of transfer of the facilities to the authority pursuant to this act, multiplied by the local municipal purposes tax rate.

c. Payments made pursuant to this section shall be paid to the political subdivision in the fiscal year commencing on July 1 following the year in which the occupancy occurred. Such payments shall only be payable for that portion of the year in which the facilities subject to the payment were actually occupied by a lessee, vendee or otherwise or in the case of paragraph (2) of subsection b. of this section by a lessee.

d. Any property transferred to the authority pursuant to the provisions of this act, which is not occupied by a lessee, vendee or otherwise, as provided in this section, shall not be subject to a payment in lieu of taxes.

e. In the event that the port facilities of the authority are transferred to another entity which is not subject to taxation, the provisions of this section concerning payments in lieu of taxes shall continue, and any person occupying the transferred redevelopment facilities as a lessee, vendee or otherwise, except a subsidiary corporation defined in section 3 of P.L.1997, c.150 (C.34:1B-146), shall make the payments prescribed in paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section, and the entity to which the marine facilities are transferred, rather than the State, shall continue to make the payments prescribed in paragraph (2) of subsection b. of this section unless the entity and the City of Camden shall enter into an agreement to provide for a different method of determining the amount of payment in lieu of taxes or otherwise to alter the amount of the payment provided for in paragraph (2) of subsection b. of this section.

f. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section to the contrary, the governing body of a county or municipality in which the port facilities of the authority used as redevelopment facilities are located may, by resolution or ordinance, as appropriate, provide for the reduction in the amount of the in lieu of tax payment which a vendee, lessee or otherwise is required to pay under paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section. The reduction in the amount shall be for a term of no greater than 20 years from the date of initial occupancy by the vendee, lessee or otherwise and shall be so structured that the total reduction shall constitute no greater than 75 percent of the in lieu of tax payment required under paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section over the 20-year or lesser period, and shall only be adopted upon a finding that the reduction would be in the best interest of the county or municipality.

L.1997,c.150,s.19.


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