2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:22-55 - Payment, Disposition Of Fines, Penalties, Moneys, Imposed And Collected.

NJ Rev Stat § 4:22-55 (2016) What's This?

4:22-55 Payment, disposition of fines, penalties, moneys, imposed and collected.
4:22-55. a. Except as provided pursuant to subsection b. of this section, all fines, penalties and moneys imposed and collected under the provisions of this article, shall be paid by the court or by the clerk or court officer receiving the fines, penalties or moneys, within thirty days and without demand, to (1) the county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals of the county where the fines, penalties or moneys were imposed and collected, if the county society brought the action or it was brought on behalf of the county society, to be used by the county society in aid of the benevolent objects for which it was incorporated, or (2) in all other cases, the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to be used by the State society in aid of the benevolent objects for which it was incorporated.

b.If an enforcement action for a violation of this article is brought primarily as a result of the discovery and investigation of the violation by a certified animal control officer, the fines, penalties or moneys collected shall be paid as follows: one half to the municipality in which the violation occurred; and one half to the county society or to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, as applicable to the particular enforcement action.

c.Any fines, penalties or moneys paid to a municipality or other entity pursuant to subsection b. of this section shall be allocated by the municipality or other entity to defray the cost of:

(1)enforcement of animal control, animal welfare and animal cruelty laws and ordinances within the municipality; and

(2)the training therefor required of certified animal control officers pursuant to law or other animal enforcement related training authorized by law for municipal employees.

Amended 1953, c.5, s.86; 1997, c.247, s.7; 2005, c.372, s.19.


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