2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:20-2 - Findings, declarations.

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 40A:20-2 (2017)

40A:20-2 Findings, declarations.

2. The Legislature finds that in the past a number of laws have been enacted to provide for the clearance, replanning, development, and redevelopment of blighted areas pursuant to Article VIII, Section III, paragraph 1 of the New Jersey Constitution. These laws had as their public purpose the restoration of deteriorated or neglected properties to a use resulting in the elimination of the blighted condition, and sought to encourage private capital and participation by private enterprise to contribute toward this purpose through the use of special financial arrangements, including the granting of property tax exemptions with respect to land and the buildings, structures, infrastructure and other valuable additions to and amelioration of land, provided that the construction or rehabilitation of buildings, structures, infrastructure and other valuable additions to and amelioration of land constitute improvements to blighted conditions. The Legislature finds that these laws, separately enacted, contain redundant and unnecessary provisions, or provisions which have outlived their usefulness, and that it is necessary to revise, consolidate and clarify the law in this area in order to preserve and improve the usefulness of the law in promoting the original public purpose.

The Legislature declares that the provisions of this act are one means of accomplishing the redevelopment and rehabilitation purposes of the "Local Redevelopment and Housing Law," P.L.1992, c.79 (C.40A:12A-1 et al.) through the use of private entities and financial arrangements pertaining thereto, and that this act should be construed in conjunction with that act.

L.1991,c.431,s.2; amended 1992, c.79, s.53; 2003, c.125, s.6.

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