2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:1C-32.9 - Audit To Determine Compliance; Certification Of Annual Gross Income.
4:1C-32.9 Audit to determine compliance; certification of annual gross income.
3. a. (1) A county agriculture development board or the State Agriculture Development Committee may order, and specify the scope of, an audit of the owner or operator of any winery engaged in conducting special occasion events on preserved farmland, for the purpose of determining compliance with section 2 of P.L.2014, c.16 (C.4:1C-32.8). The audit shall be conducted by an independent certified public accountant approved by the board or the committee, and the reasonable costs thereof shall be paid by the owner or operator of the winery. A county agriculture development board, or the committee, may establish a list of independent certified public accountants approved for the purposes of conducting an audit pursuant to this paragraph. Copies of the audit shall be submitted to the board and the committee.
(2)An owner or operator of a winery engaged in conducting special occasion events on preserved farmland shall not be subject to an audit authorized pursuant to this section more than once per year without good cause demonstrated by the applicable board or the committee.
b.An owner or operator of a winery engaged in conducting special occasion events on preserved farmland shall annually certify to the county agriculture development board that the special occasion events together account for less than 50 percent of the annual gross income of the winery during the prior calendar year, pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection a. of section 2 of P.L.2014, c.16 (C.4:1C-32.8). The board shall forward the certification of annual gross income to the committee.
c.In conjunction with an audit ordered pursuant to subsection a. of this section, a board or the committee may request, and the winery shall then submit, additional documentation as may be necessary for the board or committee to verify compliance with paragraph (1) of subsection a. of section 2 of P.L.2014, c.16 (C.4:1C-32.8).
L.2014, c.16, s.3.
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