2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:72A-3 - Definitions.

18A:72A-3 Definitions.

18A:72A-3. As used in this act, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context indicates or requires another or different meaning or intent:

"Authority" means the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority created by this chapter or any board, body, commission, department or officer succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to whom the powers conferred upon the authority by this chapter shall be given by law;

"Bond" means bonds or notes of the authority issued pursuant to this chapter;

"County college capital project" means any capital project of a county college certified pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1971, c.12 (C.18A:64A-22.2) and approved by the State Treasurer for funding pursuant to the "County College Capital Projects Fund Act," P.L.1997, c.360 (C.18A:72A-12.2 et seq.);

"Dormitory" means a housing unit with necessary and usual attendant and related facilities and equipment, and shall include a dormitory of a public or private school, or of a public or private institution of higher education;

"Educational facility" means a structure suitable for use as a dormitory, dining hall, student union, administration building, academic building, library, laboratory, research facility, classroom, athletic facility, health care facility, teaching hospital, and parking maintenance storage or utility facility and other structures or facilities related thereto or required or useful for the instruction of students or the conducting of research or the operation of an institution for higher education, and public libraries, and the necessary and usual attendant and related facilities and equipment, but shall not include any facility used or to be used for sectarian instruction or as a place for religious worship;

"Emerging needs program" means a program at one or more public or private institutions of higher education directed to meeting new and advanced technology needs or to supporting new academic programs in science and technology;

"Higher education equipment" means any property consisting of, or relating to, scientific, engineering, technical, computer, communications or instructional equipment;

"Participating college" means a public institution of higher education or private college which, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, participates with the authority in undertaking the financing and construction or acquisition of a project;

"Project" means a dormitory or an educational facility or any combination thereof, or a county college capital project;

"Private college" means an institution for higher education other than a public college, situated within the State and which, by virtue of law or charter, is a nonprofit educational institution empowered to provide a program of education beyond the high school level;

"Private institution of higher education" means independent colleges or universities incorporated and located in New Jersey, which by virtue of law or character or license, are nonprofit educational institutions authorized to grant academic degrees and which provide a level of education which is equivalent to the education provided by the State's public institutions of higher education as attested by the receipt of and continuation of regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and which are eligible to receive State aid;

"Public institution of higher education" means Rutgers, The State University, the State colleges, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rowan University, Montclair State University, the county colleges and any other public university or college now or hereafter established or authorized by law;

"School" means a secondary school, military school, or boarding school;

"University" means Rutgers, The State University.

amended 1971, c.113; 1993, c.136, s.3; 1997, c.360, s.5; 1999, c.184, s.6; 2000, c.56, s.10; 2012, c.45, s.103; 2017, c.178, s.60.

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