ASSEMBLY, No. 4056

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MAY 19, 2011

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† CHARLES MAINOR

District 31 (Hudson)

Assemblywoman† CONNIE WAGNER

District 38 (Bergen)

Assemblywoman† PAMELA R. LAMPITT

District 6 (Camden)

Assemblyman† REED GUSCIORA

District 15 (Mercer)

Assemblywoman† MILA M. JASEY

District 27 (Essex)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Prieto, Ryan, Egan, Senators Greenstein, Beck and Gordon

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Makes certain changes to NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust Financing Program.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning environmental infrastructure projects, amending P.L.2009, c.103, and supplementing P.L.1985, c.334.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† Section 5 of P.L.2009, c.103 (C.58:11B-9.3) is amended to read as follows:

†††† 5.††† a. The trust shall create and establish a special fund (hereinafter referred to as the "Onsite Wastewater Disposal Loan Fund") for the purposes of an onsite wastewater disposal loan financing or refinancing program (hereinafter referred to as the "Onsite Wastewater Disposal Financing Program").

†††† The Onsite Wastewater Disposal Loan Fund shall be credited with:

†††† (1)†† moneys deposited in the fund as administrative fees received by the trust pursuant to subsection o. of section 5 of P.L.1985, c.334 (C.58:11B-5);

†††† (2)†† moneys received by the trust as repayment of the principal of and the interest or premium on loans made from the fund;

†††† (3)†† any interest earnings received on the moneys in the fund; and

†††† (4)†† such other moneys as the Legislature may appropriate to the trust for deposit into the fund at any time to finance or refinance onsite wastewater disposal loans pursuant to the Onsite Wastewater Disposal Financing Program.

†††† b.††† Notwithstanding any provision of P.L.1985, c.334 (C.58:11B-1 et seq.) or P.L.1997, c.224 (C.58:11B-10.1 et al.) to the contrary, the trust may make onsite wastewater disposal loans for a period not to exceed 10 years to private persons or to local government units on behalf of private persons to finance the cost of alterations, repairs or replacements to individual subsurface sewage disposal systems performed pursuant to an onsite septic system ordinance approved by the Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Pinelands Commission or the New Jersey Highlands Council, without regard to any other provisions of P.L.1985, c.334 or P.L.1997, c.224, including, without limitation, the provisions of section 20 of P.L.1985, c.334 (C.58:11B-20), section 24 of P.L.1997, c.224 (C.58:11B-20.1), the Interim Financing Program Eligibility List pursuant to subsection d. of section 9 of P.L.1985, c.334 (C.58:11B-9), or any administrative or legislative approvals.

(cf:† P.L.2009, c.103, s.5)


†††† 2.††† (New section)† a.  The trust shall create and establish a special fund (hereinafter referred to as the "Supplemental Loan Fund") for the short-term or temporary supplemental loan financing or refinancing program (hereinafter referred to as the "Supplemental Financing Program").

†††† The Supplemental Loan Fund shall be credited with: (1)moneys deposited in the fund as administrative fees received by the trust pursuant to subsection o. of section 5 of P.L.1985, c.334 (C.58:11B-5);

†††† (2)†† moneys received by the trust as repayment of the principal of and the interest or premium on loans made from the fund;

†††† (3)†† any interest earnings received on the moneys in the fund; and

†††† (4)†† such other moneys as the Legislature may appropriate to the trust for deposit into the fund at any time to finance or refinance short-term or temporary supplemental loans pursuant to the Supplemental Financing Program.

†††† b.††† Notwithstanding any provision of P.L.1985, c.334 (C.58:11B-1 et seq.) or P.L.1997, c.224 (C.58:11B-10.1 et al.) to the contrary, the trust may make short-term or temporary loans for a project for which a loan has been previously issued pursuant to subsection a. of section 9 of P.L.1985, c.334 (C.58:11B-9) to pay for eligible costs incurred in excess of the previous loan amount for activities specifically approved in the previous project loan to: (1) local government units to finance or refinance wastewater treatment system projects not included on the project priority list for the ensuing fiscal year or eligible for approval pursuant to section 20 of P.L.1985, c.334 (C.58:11B-20); or (2) public water utilities or private persons to finance or refinance water supply projects not included on the project priority list for the ensuing fiscal year or eligible for approval pursuant to section 24 of P.L.1997, c.224 (C.58:11B-20.1), as applicable, without regard to any other provisions of P.L.1985, c.334 or P.L.1997, c.224, including, without limitation, the provisions of section 20 of P.L.1985, c.334 (C.58:11B-20), section 24 of P.L.1997, c.224 (C.58:11B-20.1), the Interim Financing Program Eligibility List pursuant to subsection d. of section 9 of P.L.1985, c.334 (C.58:11B-9), or any administrative or legislative approvals.

 

†††† 3.††† This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill would direct the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to establish a special "Supplemental Loan Fund" for a short-term or temporary supplemental loan financing or refinancing program to be known as the "Supplemental Financing Program."† The bill provides that the Trust may make supplemental short-term or temporary loans to local government units, public water utilities or private persons to pay for eligible costs incurred in excess of the previous loan amount for activities specifically approved in the previous project loan that are not included on the corresponding project priority list for the ensuing fiscal year or otherwise eligible for approval under the New Jersey Environmental Trust Financing Program. †The Supplemental Financing Program would function without regard to any other provision of the Trustís enabling laws, P.L.1985, c.334 and P.L.1997, c.224, or any other administrative or legislative approvals.

†††† The bill would also amend the law that established the Onsite Wastewater Disposal Financing Program to allow the issuance of loans to local government units on behalf of private persons.