2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:74-26 - Public Library Construction Advisory Board.

18A:74-26 Public Library Construction Advisory Board.

3. There is created a Public Library Construction Advisory Board to be comprised of seven members as follows: the Secretary of State or the secretary's designee who shall serve as the chair; the State Librarian or the librarian's designee; the President of Thomas Edison State College, or the president's designee; and four persons with library, construction, or finance experience who shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate and who shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor and until their successors are appointed and shall have qualified.

Moneys in the fund shall be distributed as grants to public libraries for part of eligible project costs as enumerated in section 4 of P.L.1999, c.184 (C.18A:74-27), based on criteria and a competitive selection process established by the board. The board shall promulgate regulations prescribing procedures for applying for a grant and the terms and conditions for receiving a grant. A grant application shall include a complete description of the project to be financed and an identification of additional sources of revenue to be used. An application shall be reviewed, and approved or denied by the board in accordance with uniform procedures by resolution of the board. When a grant is approved by the board, the board shall establish the recommended grant amount and shall submit to the Joint Budget Oversight Committee, or its successor, the board's approved amount of the grant and a brief description of the project for approval by the committee. Any grant not disapproved by the Joint Budget Oversight Committee within 30 days of such submission shall be deemed approved by the committee. After a grant application is approved by the committee, the board shall forward a copy of the application and certify the approved amount of the grant to the authority.

L.1999, c.184, s.3; amended 2010, c.87, s.45.

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