2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:1B-182 - Establishment, maintenance of program; funding; use
34:1B-182. Establishment, maintenance of program; funding; use
5. a. To implement this act, the authority shall establish and maintain the program with moneys to be used by the authority for the purposes specified in this act. Moneys to be utilized by the program shall include, but not be limited to:
(1)any moneys that shall be received by the authority from the repayment of the moneys in the account used to provide financial assistance to film production companies pursuant to P.L.2003, c.182 (C.34:1B-178 et al.);
(2)any moneys that shall be received by the authority from other business assistance programs administered by the authority which it determines to deposit therein; and
(3)any other source that the authority may determine is available to effectuate the purposes of the program.
b.The authority shall use the moneys available for the program to:
(1)provide, for a period of five years after the effective date of this act, financial assistance to film production companies deemed eligible pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2003, c.182 (C.34:1B-181); and
(2)defray the administrative expenses of carrying out the purposes and provisions of P.L.2003, c.182 (C.34:1B-178 et al.). Such administrative expenses may be used by the authority to employ an administrator and additional personnel or consultants to oversee the operations of the program and to prepare any reports or other documentation regarding the program with the assistance of the authority. Such administrator, additional personnel or consultants shall review each application for financial assistance for the purpose of assisting the authority in an investigation and analysis of the financial soundness of the film project or film production company.
Within 30 days of the end of the five-year period as provided in paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section, the authority shall determine whether sufficient interest in financial assistance from qualified film production companies warrants the continuation of the program and the authority may discontinue the program at the end of such period if the authority determines that such interest is not evident. The authority shall notify the Governor and Legislature of its decision and issue a report of its findings and any suggestions for improvement to the program if such suggestions are warranted.
c.The maximum amount of any loan that is guaranteed by the authority and is to be provided to a film production company, pursuant to P.L.2003, c.182 (C.34:1B-178 et al.), shall not exceed either $1,500,000 per film project, or an amount that is no greater than 30 percent of any loan for the film project that is derived from private sources, whichever amount is less. The authority shall not have a balance outstanding of all loans guaranteed pursuant to P.L.2003, c.182 (C.34:1B-178 et al.) of an amount greater than $10 million at any time, except that the authority may increase this amount if the authority determines that the demand for financial assistance warrants such increase.
d.The authority shall provide in any agreement between the authority and a film production company for financial assistance from the program that the authority shall retain a security interest in the assets of the film production company including, but not limited to, all revenues, payments, money and proceeds generated by the company's film project, to the extent necessary to insure the authority's full recovery of the amount of any financial assistance. Prior to the granting of any financial assistance, the authority shall require the film production company to enter into a faithful performance bond, completion bond or similar security with the authority in such form, amount and terms as shall be determined by the authority.
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