2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:1B-21.20 - "Dedicated Cigarette Tax Revenue Fund."


NJ Rev Stat § 34:1B-21.20 (2013) What's This?

34:1B-21.20 "Dedicated Cigarette Tax Revenue Fund."

5. a. There is hereby created and established in the Department of the Treasury a separate nonlapsing fund to be known as the "Dedicated Cigarette Tax Revenue Fund." During the State fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006 and during each succeeding State fiscal year in which the authority has outstanding bonds or refunding bonds which have been issued pursuant to this act or is obligated to make any payments under any contract or agreement entered into by the authority pursuant to subsection c. of section 4 of this act, the State Treasurer shall credit to such Fund, on a monthly basis, an amount equivalent to the dedicated cigarette tax revenues received by the State during each calendar month of such fiscal year. Provided however, that:

(1)no credits of dedicated cigarette tax revenues shall be made to the Dedicated Cigarette Tax Revenue Fund in any State fiscal year until the deposits of $150,000,000 of revenue from the cigarette tax required by section 4 of P.L.1997, c.264 (C.26:2H-18.58g) into the Health Care Subsidy Fund have been fully made in such fiscal year,

(2)in each month of a State fiscal year beginning after the month in which the final deposits of $150,000,000 of revenue from the cigarette tax required by section 4 of P.L.1997, c.264 (C.26:2H-18.58g) into the Health Care Subsidy Fund have been fully made for such fiscal year, the State Treasurer shall credit to the Dedicated Cigarette Tax Revenue Fund an amount equivalent to all revenue collected by the State from the cigarette tax during such calendar month until the amount credited to the Dedicated Cigarette Tax Revenue Fund from the beginning of such fiscal year equals the amount that would have been credited to such Fund since the beginning of such fiscal year in accordance with the preceding sentence if the deposits of $150,000,000 of revenue from the cigarette tax required by section 4 of P.L.1997, c.264 (C.26:2H-18.58g) into the Health Care Subsidy Fund were not required to have been made, and

(3)thereafter, in each month of a State fiscal year, the State Treasurer shall credit (a) to the Dedicated Cigarette Tax Revenue Fund an amount equivalent to the dedicated cigarette tax revenues and (b) to the Health Care Subsidy Fund an amount equivalent to all remaining revenue collected by the State from the cigarette tax during such calendar month; provided, however, that the amount so credited to the Health Care Subsidy Fund shall not exceed $215,000,000 in the aggregate for all such months in the State fiscal year, and shall not exceed $241,500,000 in the aggregate for all such months in State fiscal years commencing on or after July 1, 2009.

b.In each State fiscal year during which the authority has outstanding bonds or refunding bonds which have been issued pursuant to this act or is obligated to make any payments under any contract or agreement entered into by the authority pursuant to subsection c. of section 4 of this act, the State Treasurer shall pay to the authority solely from the Dedicated Cigarette Tax Revenue Fund in accordance with the provisions of any contract between the authority and the State Treasurer authorized and entered into pursuant to section 6 of this act, an amount equal to the debt service payable on the authority's then outstanding bonds or refunding bonds issued pursuant to this act during such fiscal year and any amounts required to be paid by the authority during such fiscal year under any contract or agreement entered into by the authority pursuant to subsection c. of section 4 of this act and such other additional amounts as shall be authorized by this act and required to be paid to the authority pursuant to any contract between the authority and the State Treasurer authorized and entered into pursuant to section 6 of this act; provided, however, that the payment of all such amounts to the authority shall be subject to and dependent upon appropriations being made from time to time by the Legislature of the amounts thereof for the purposes of this act. Notwithstanding any other provision of any law, rule, regulation or order to the contrary, the authority shall be paid only such amounts as shall be required by the provisions of any contract between the authority and the State Treasurer authorized and entered into pursuant to section 6 of this act and the incurrence of any obligation of the State under any such contract, including any payments to be made thereunder from the Dedicated Cigarette Tax Revenue Fund, shall be subject to and dependent upon appropriations being made from time to time by the Legislature for the purposes of this act.

c.If the authority no longer has outstanding bonds or refunding bonds which have been issued pursuant to this act and is no longer obligated to make any payments under any contract or agreement entered into by the authority pursuant to subsection c. of section 4 of this act or to pay any other costs, fees, expenses, liabilities and other obligations incurred by the authority and the State pursuant to this act, then all monies on deposit in the Dedicated Cigarette Tax Revenue Fund shall be transferred to the General Fund.

L.2004, c.68, s.5; amended 2006, c.98, s.2; 2009, c.70, s.4.


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