2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:12A-65 - Definitions relative to "Redevelopment Area Bond Financing Law."

40A:12A-65 Definitions relative to "Redevelopment Area Bond Financing Law."

2. As used in sections 1 through 10 of P.L.2001, c.310 (C.40A:12A-64 et seq.):

"Authority" means the New Jersey Economic Development Authority established pursuant to P.L.1974, c.80 (C.34:1B-1 et seq.), the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1996, c.62 (C.55:19-23) or other instrumentality created by law by the State with the power to incur debt and issue bonds and other obligations.

"Board" means the Local Finance Board established in the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs.

"Bonds" mean bonds, notes or other obligations issued by the authority, including any State entity, or a municipality to finance or refinance redevelopment projects, and in connection therewith, to finance or refinance any other cost or expense of an authority, a State entity or a municipality pursuant to the "Redevelopment Area Bond Financing Law," sections 1 through 10 of P.L.2001, c.310 (C.40A:12A-64 et seq.), the "Local Redevelopment and Housing Law", P.L.1992, c.79 (C.40A:12A-1 et seq.), or other applicable law.

"Financial agreement" means an agreement that meets the requirements of a financial agreement under P.L.1991, c.431 (C.40A:20-1 et seq.) or, in the event that real property within a redevelopment area is exempt from taxation or has been or will be abated pursuant to applicable law, an agreement among a State entity, a municipality and a State entity redeveloper providing for payment of payments in lieu of taxes or special assessments by the State entity redeveloper with respect to a redevelopment project, or part thereof, to be carried out pursuant to a State entity redevelopment agreement.

"Municipality" means the municipal governing body or an entity acting on behalf of the municipality if permitted by the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or, if a redevelopment agency or redevelopment entity is established in the municipality pursuant to P.L.1992, c.79 (C.40A:12A-1 et seq.) and the municipality so provides, the redevelopment agency or entity so established.

"Redeveloper" means any person, firm, corporation or public body, including the New Jersey Economic Development Authority or the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority to the extent permitted by law, that shall enter into or propose to enter into a contract with a municipality or other redevelopment entity for the redevelopment or rehabilitation of an area in need of redevelopment, or an area in need of rehabilitation, or any part thereof, under the provisions of the "Redevelopment Area Bond Financing Law," sections 1 through 10 of P.L.2001, c.310 (C.40A:12A-64 et seq.), or for any construction or other work forming part of a redevelopment or rehabilitation project.

"Redevelopment" means clearance, replanning, development and redevelopment; the conservation and rehabilitation of any structure or improvement, the construction and provision for construction of residential, commercial, industrial, public or other structures and the grant or dedication of spaces as may be appropriate or necessary in the interest of the general welfare for streets, parks, playgrounds, or other public purposes, including recreational and other facilities incidental or appurtenant thereto, and any other related costs and expenses including preliminary planning and development costs and any financing costs and expenses in accordance with a redevelopment plan.

"Redevelopment bond financing agreement" means a contract between a municipality and a redeveloper for any work or undertaking for the redevelopment of a redevelopment area, or part thereof, under the provisions of the "Redevelopment Area Bond Financing Law," sections 1 through 10 of P.L.2001, c.310 (C.40A:12A-64 et seq.) or the "Local Redevelopment and Housing Law," P.L.1992, c.79 (C.40A:12A-1 et seq.), as the case may be.

"Redevelopment area" means an area which has been delineated a "redevelopment area" or "area in need of redevelopment" pursuant to the "Local Redevelopment and Housing Law," P.L.1992, c.79 (C.40A:12A-1 et seq.) or an area in need of redevelopment delineated by a resolution of a State entity in accordance with the provisions of the enabling statute governing that State entity.

"Redevelopment plan" means a plan for the redevelopment or rehabilitation of all or any part of a redevelopment area as described in the redevelopment plan adopted pursuant to section 7 of P.L.1992, c.79 (C.40A:12A-7) or as described in the resolution adopted by a State entity determining the location, type and character of a redevelopment project.

"Redevelopment project" means any work or undertaking pursuant to a redevelopment plan; such undertaking may include any buildings, land, including demolition, clearance or removal of buildings from land, equipment, facilities, or other real or personal properties which are necessary, convenient, or desirable appurtenances, such as but not limited to streets, sewers, utilities, parks, site preparation, landscaping, and administrative, community, health, recreational, educational, and welfare facilities and any other related costs and expenses including preliminary planning and development costs and any financing costs and expenses.

"Special assessment" means an assessment upon the lands or improvements on such lands, or both, in the redevelopment area benefitted by improvements undertaken pursuant to the "Redevelopment Area Bond Financing Law," sections 1 through 10 of P.L.2001, c.310 (C.40A:12A-64 et seq.), or the "Local Redevelopment and Housing Law," P.L.1992, c.79 (C.40A:12A-1 et seq.), and assessed pursuant to chapter 56 of Title 40 of the Revised Statutes, R.S. 40:56-1 et seq., except as otherwise provided in subsection c. of section 3 of P.L.2001, c.310 (C.40A:12A-66).

"State entity" means the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission established pursuant to P.L.1968, c.404 (C.13:17-1 et seq.) or any other entity created by State law with the power to undertake a redevelopment project directly or through a State entity redeveloper and with the power to determine the location, type and character of a redevelopment project or part of a redevelopment project on land owned or controlled by it.

"State entity redeveloper" means any person, firm or corporation that shall enter into or propose to enter into a State entity redevelopment agreement with a State entity for the redevelopment or rehabilitation of a redevelopment area under the enabling legislation governing the actions of the State entity or for any construction or other work forming a part of a redevelopment project.

"State entity redevelopment agreement" means an agreement between a State entity and a State entity redeveloper for any work or undertaking in a redevelopment area.

L.2001,c.310,s.2; amended 2004, c.112, s.1.

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