2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2b - Court Organization And Civil Code
Section 2B:10-3 - Definitions
3. As used in this act:
a. "Base year amount" means the total local fiscal year 1993 expenditures for judicial costs and probation costs excluding the amount paid and charged in full in 1993 for equipment for court or probation purposes; less the realized revenue for judicial fees and probation fees;
b. "Director" means the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs;
c. "Judicial costs" means the costs incurred by the county for funding the judicial system, including but not limited to the following: salaries, health benefits and pension costs of all judicial employees, juror fees, library material costs, and centrally-budgeted items such as printing, supplies, and mail services, except that judicial costs shall not include costs incurred by employees of the surrogate's office or the sheriff's office;
d. "Judicial employee" means any person employed by the county prior to January 1, 1995 to perform judicial functions, including but not limited to employees working for the courts and the law library, employees who act as court aides and employees of the county clerk judicial function and those involved in bail processing and any person employed by a county probation office, except that employees of the surrogate's office and employees of the sheriff's office shall not be construed to be judicial employees;
e. "Judicial fees" means any fees or court costs collected by the judiciary including bail forfeitures and interest earned on bail deposits for bail deposited after January 1, 1995 but shall not include sheriff's or surrogate's fees or fines otherwise allocated by law to counties or municipalities for offenses within the jurisdiction of municipal courts;
f. "Judicial functions" means any duties and responsibilities performed in providing any services and direct support necessary for the effective operation of the judicial system;
g. "Probation costs" means any costs incurred by the county for the operation of the county probation department, including but not limited to centrally-budgeted items such as printing, supplies and mail services;
h. "Probation fees" means any fees or fines collected in connection with the probation of any person.
L.1993,c.275,s.3; amended 1994,c.162,s.13.
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