2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7G-43 - Office of Fiscal Integrity in School Construction.

18A:7G-43 Office of Fiscal Integrity in School Construction.

70. There is established in the Office of the Attorney General the Office of Fiscal Integrity in School Construction. The office shall perform its duties under the direction of the Attorney General and shall cooperate and coordinate the performance of its duties with the Office of the State Comptroller. The Attorney General or his representative, in cooperation and coordination with the State Comptroller or his representatives, may investigate, examine, and inspect the activities of the authority and districts related to the financing and construction of school facilities and the implementation of the provisions of P.L.2000, c.72 (C.18A:7G-1 et al.). The Attorney General and the State Comptroller may require the submission of duly verified reports from the authority and districts, which include such information in such form as the Attorney General and the State Comptroller may require. The Attorney General or the State Comptroller or a representative of either, may also consult with the authority on issues and procedures related to the exercise of its duties and responsibilities under P.L.2000, c.72 (C.18A:7G-1 et al.). The Legislature shall annually appropriate such funds as may be necessary to finance the operations of the office.

L.2000, c.72, s.70; amended 2005, c.155, s.105; 2007, c.52, s.20.

18A:7G-44 Requirement for "wrap-up insurance coverage."

71. a. In the case of any school facilities project which has a State share of 100%, the development authority may require the use of wrap-up insurance coverage for the project and shall establish the terms and requirements for any such coverage.

b. For any school facilities project which has a State share of less than 100%, the district may elect to purchase wrap-up insurance coverage for the school facilities project. A district may purchase the coverage on its own or may enter into a joint purchasing agreement with one or more other districts to purchase coverage.

c. As used in this section, "wrap-up insurance coverage" means a single insurance and loss control program for all parties involved in the school facilities project, including the owners, administrators, contractors and all tiers of subcontractors, which is controlled and authorized by the owner or financing administrator and applicable to defined construction work sites. Wrap-up insurance coverage may include, but not be limited to, workers' compensation and employers' liability, commercial general liability, umbrella/excess liability, builder's risk, architects' and engineers' errors and omissions, liability, environmental liability, and force majeure.

L.2000, c.72, s.71; amended 2007, c.137, s.43.

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