2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:24-88 - Qualified bonds; issuance; resolution by local board of education or municipality; application to commissioner; resolution of approval by state board; endorsement of proposal or ordinance
18A:24-88. Qualified bonds; issuance; resolution by local board of education or municipality; application to commissioner; resolution of approval by state board; endorsement of proposal or ordinance
a. Bonds issued by any school district or municipality pursuant to the provisions of this act shall be "qualified bonds" and shall be entitled to the benefit of the provisions of this act.
b. Whenever a local board of education or the governing body of a municipality determines by resolution to issue bonds for the construction, reconstruction, development, extension, improvement or acquisition of physical facilities, it may file an application with the commissioner to qualify the bonds pursuant to the provisions of this act. Upon receipt of any such application, the commissioner shall cause an investigation to be made, taking into consideration such factors as the conditions in the school district, any applicable educational goals, objectives and standards established by the State or local board of education, the need for the facilities to be financed from the proceeds of such proposed qualified bonds, the ability of the school district or municipality to maintain a thorough and efficient system of education after issuing qualified bonds, and such other factors as the commissioner may deem necessary.
c. If such investigation shows to the satisfaction of the commissioner that such school district or municipality should be entitled to issue qualified bonds pursuant to the provisions of this act, he shall so recommend to the State board which may by resolution determine that such school district or municipality is entitled to issue qualified bonds.
d. At any time within 1 year after the adoption by the State board of the resolution referred to in subsection c. with respect to a particular issue of bonds, the school district or municipality may submit to the commissioner a copy of a proposal or ordinance authorizing the issuance of qualified bonds entitled to the benefits of this act in accordance with said resolution. The commissioner shall be and is hereby authorized to endorse upon any copy of such proposal or ordinance a certification thereof as being the proposal or ordinance as to which a determination of the State board has been made as aforesaid. Such endorsement shall be made in such form or manner as the commissioner shall determine. If no such proposal or ordinance is submitted within 1 year of the adoption of the resolution, the resolution shall be of no further force and effect and the commissioner shall so notify said school district or municipality.
L.1976, c. 39, s. 3, eff. June 28, 1976.