[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 1141

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 4, 2010

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JEFF VAN DREW

District 1 (Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)

Assemblyman  RONALD S. DANCER

District 30 (Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean)

Assemblyman  NELSON T. ALBANO

District 1 (Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)

Assemblyman  MATTHEW W. MILAM

District 1 (Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senator Norcross

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Permits board of fire commissioners to amend fire district budget after adoption to insert special items of revenue.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee on March 4, 2010, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning fire district budgets and 1[supplementing Title 40A of the New Jersey Statutes] amending P.L.1979, c.4531.

 

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

 

     1[1. A board of fire commissioners may, by vote of a majority of the full membership of the fire commissioners, approve the insertion of any special item of revenue in a fire district budget when such item shall have been made available by any public or private funding source and the amount thereof shall not have been determined at the time of the adoption of the budget, and may approve the insertion of an appropriation item of an amount equal to any such special item of revenue making such item of revenue available for expenditure.]1

 

     11.  Section 9 of P.L.1979, c.453 (C.40A:14-78.5) is amended to read as follows:

     9. a.  If at the annual election held pursuant to N.J.S. 40A:14-72 the question of finally adopting the budget is voted affirmatively upon by a majority of the legal voters voting in the election, the budget shall be considered finally adopted, and the board of fire commissioners shall certify the amount to be raised by taxation to support the district budget to the assessor of the municipality, pursuant to N.J.S. 40A:14-79.

     b.  If at the annual election the question of finally adopting the budget is  voted negatively upon by a majority of the legal voters voting in the election,  the governing body of the municipality in which the fire district is located  shall, by resolution of a majority of its full membership, within 30 days after  the annual election and after a public hearing for which the legal voters of  the fire district shall be given 5 days' advertised notice, and at which any  interested person shall be heard, fix an annual budget for the fire district.   The amount of each appropriation section of the budget so fixed shall not exceed the amount for each as previously voted upon at the annual election, except the appropriation for debt service which shall be included in the amount that is required to be paid.  The governing body shall certify the amount to be raised by taxation to support the district budget as set forth in the final budget, to the assessor of the municipality, pursuant to N.J.S. 40A:14-79.

     c.     Following the approval of a budget by the voters, the Director of the Divisions of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs may approve a budget amendment to provide for the anticipation of  revenue from a public or private funding source which was not known at the time the budget was approved, and the appropriation thereof, provided the amount of the appropriation does not exceed the amount of the revenue received.1

(cf: P.L.1982, c.174, s.1)

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.