2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7G-21 - Payment to financing, development authority to cover deficiency.

18A:7G-21 Payment to financing, development authority to cover deficiency.

21. a. In the event that a local unit has failed or is unable to pay to the financing authority or the development authority in full when due any local unit obligations issued by the local unit to the financing authority, including, but not limited to, any lease or sublease obligations, or any other moneys owed by the district to the financing authority, to assure the continued operation and solvency of the authority, the State Treasurer shall pay directly to the financing authority an amount sufficient to satisfy the deficiency from State aid payable to the local unit; provided that if the local unit is a school district, the State aid shall not include any State aid which may otherwise be restricted pursuant to the provisions of P.L.2007, c.260 (C.18A:7F-43 et al.). As used in this section, local unit obligations include the principal or interest on local unit obligations or payment pursuant to a lease or sublease of a school facilities project to a local unit, including the subrogation of the financing authority to the right of the holders of those obligations, any fees or charges payable to the financing authority, and any amounts payable by a local unit under a service contract or other contractual arrangement the payments under which are pledged to secure any local unit obligations issued to the financing authority by another local unit.

b. If the financing authority requires, and if there has been a failure or inability of a local unit to pay its local unit obligations to the financing authority for a period of 30 days, the chairman or the executive director of the financing authority shall certify to the State Treasurer, with written notice to the fiscal officer of the local unit, the amount remaining unpaid, and the State Treasurer shall pay that amount to the financing authority; or if the right to receive those payments has been pledged or assigned to a trustee for the benefit of the holders of bonds or refunding bonds of the financing authority, to that trustee, out of the State aid payable to the local unit, until the amount so certified has been paid. Notwithstanding any provision of this act to the contrary, the State Treasurer's obligation to pay the financing authority pursuant to this section shall not extend beyond the amount of State aid payable to the local unit.

c. The amount paid to the financing authority pursuant to this section shall be deducted from the appropriation or apportionment of State aid payable to the local unit and shall not obligate the State to make, nor entitle the local unit to receive, any additional appropriation or apportionment. The obligation of the State Treasurer to make payments to the financing authority or trustee and the right of the financing authority or trustee to receive those payments shall be subject and subordinate to the rights of holders of qualified bonds issued prior to the effective date of this act pursuant to P.L.1976, c.38 (C.40A:3-1 et seq.) and P.L.1976, c.39 (C.18A:24-85 et seq.).

L.2000, c.72, s.21; amended 2007, c.137, s.32; 2007, c.260, s.47.

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