2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2b - Court Organization And Civil Code
Section 2B:1-9 - "21st Century Improvement Fund."
2B:1-9 "21st Century Improvement Fund."
14. a. There is established in the General Fund a dedicated, non-lapsing fund to be known as the "21st Century Justice Improvement Fund," which shall be credited annually with a sum equal to the revenue to be derived annually from the incremental amount of any filing fees or other statutory fees payable to the court that are revised or supplemented pursuant to sections 12 and 13 of P.L.2014, c.31 (C.2B:1-7 and C.2B:1-8) and the related fee revisions as provided by operation of N.J.S.22A:2-5 and section 2 of P.L.1993, c.74 (C.22A:5-1). The fund shall be administered by the State Treasurer. Interest and other income earned on monies in the fund shall be credited to the fund. Monies credited to the fund shall be appropriated annually and used exclusively for the purposes of funding:
(1)the development, maintenance and administration of a Statewide Pretrial Services Program;
(2) the development, maintenance and administration of a Statewide digital e-court information system; and
(3)the provision to the poor of legal assistance in civil matters by Legal Services of New Jersey and its affiliates.
b.Any amount remaining in the fund after the appropriation of funds as provided in paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) of subsection a. of this section shall be retained by the Judiciary for the purpose of developing, maintaining and administering the Pretrial Services Program or for court information technology. The monies credited to the fund shall not be used for any purpose other than those purposes set forth in this section and section 15 of P.L.2014, c.31 (C.2B:1-10).
L.2014, c.31, s.14.
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