2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 5 - Amusements, Public Exhibitions And Meetings
Section 5:12-173.11 - Definitions Relative To Crda Urban Revitalization Incentive Programs.
5:12-173.11 Definitions relative to CRDA urban revitalization incentive programs.
3.As used in this act:
"Authority" means the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority established pursuant to P.L.1984, c.218 (C.5:12-153 et seq.);
"Baseline luxury tax revenue amount" or "baseline luxury tax" means the annual amount of luxury tax receipts received pursuant to P.L.1947, c.71 (C.40:48-8.15 et seq.) from the taxation of retail sales or sales at retail originating from transactions at an entertainment-retail district project for the last full calendar year preceding the year in which the district project opens under the incentive program;
"Casino hotel room fee fund" or "room fund" means the fund established by the State Treasurer pursuant to section 8 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.16) into which shall be deposited the proceeds of the hotel room use fees as specified pursuant to section 6 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.14);
"Casino reinvestment development authority urban revitalization incentive program" or "incentive program" means the program established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C. 5:12-173.12) and administered by the authority to facilitate the development of entertainment-retail districts for the city of Atlantic City and to promote urban revitalization throughout the State;
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Community Affairs;
"Department" means the Department of Community Affairs;
"District project grant" or "grant" means an amount rebated to the authority pursuant to section 7 or 8 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.15 or 5:12-173.16) for disbursement to a casino licensee that is approved by the authority for a district project or for retention by the authority for an approved district project sponsored by the authority;
"Entertainment-retail district" or "district" means one of eleven areas within Atlantic City, designated by the authority under the incentive program;
"Entertainment-retail district project" or "district project" means a project or projects to be developed by the authority or any casino licensed to operate in Atlantic City prior to June 30, 2004, including, but not necessarily limited to, a minimum of 150,000 square feet of public space, retail stores, entertainment venues, restaurants, hotel rooms in non-casino hotels or residential units, provided that such rooms and residential units shall constitute not more than 50% of the required minimum square footage. The project may include, in addition, casino hotels, public parking facilities or commercial office space, approved by the authority under the incentive program, and may also include: the purchasing, leasing, condemning, or otherwise acquiring of land or other property, or an interest therein, approved by the authority pursuant to a project grant agreement or as an authority sponsored project, or as necessary for a right-of-way or other easement to or from the land or property, or the relocating and moving of persons displaced by the acquisition of the land or property; the rehabilitation and redevelopment of land or property, approved pursuant to a project grant agreement or as an authority sponsored project, including demolition, clearance, removal, relocation, renovation, alteration, construction, reconstruction, installation or repair of a building, street, highway, alley, utility, service or other structure or improvement; the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or installation of parking and other improvements approved pursuant to a project grant agreement or as an authority sponsored project; and the costs associated therewith including the costs of an administrative appraisal, economic and environmental analyses or engineering, planning, design, architectural, surveying or other professional services approved pursuant to a project grant agreement or as part of an authority sponsored project;
"Entertainment-retail district project fund" or "project fund" means the fund established by the State Treasurer pursuant to section 7 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.15) into which shall be deposited an amount equivalent to the amount of receipts received from the taxation of retail sales from a district project and from the taxation of construction materials used for building a district project, as specified pursuant to section 5 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.13);
"Incremental luxury tax revenue amount" or "incremental luxury tax" means the amount by which the annual luxury tax receipts received pursuant to P.L.1947, c.71 (C.40:48-8.15 et seq.) from the taxation of retail sales or sales at retail originating from transactions at a district project in the year in which the district project opens under the incentive program, and in each year thereafter, exceed the baseline luxury tax, as determined by the State Treasurer; and
"Project grant agreement" means an agreement entered into between the authority and a casino licensee, pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.12), that sets forth the terms and conditions of approval for a district project and of eligibility for district project grants, as determined by the authority.
L.2001,c.221,s.3; amended 2004, c.129, s.6; 2005, c.30, s.2.
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