[Second Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 801

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2014 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  CRAIG J. COUGHLIN

District 19 (Middlesex)

Assemblyman  JOHN S. WISNIEWSKI

District 19 (Middlesex)

Assemblyman  VINCENT MAZZEO

District 2 (Atlantic)

Senator  JOSEPH F. VITALE

District 19 (Middlesex)

Senator  NICHOLAS J. SACCO

District 32 (Bergen and Hudson)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Wimberly, Assemblywoman Caride, Assemblyman DeAngelo, Assemblywomen Mosquera, Pinkin, Assemblyman Eustace, Assemblywoman Lampitt and Senator Whelan

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Directs New Jersey Turnpike Authority and South Jersey Transportation Authority to study and report on potential revenue generating services of rest areas and service plazas.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As amended by the General Assembly on February 27, 2014.

  


An Act directing the New Jersey Turnpike Authority 2and South Jersey Transportation Authority2 to study and report on potential revenue generating services at authority rest areas and service plazas.

 

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

 

     1.    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority shall conduct a study and prepare a report concerning potential opportunities for increasing current and generating new authority revenue 1[and lowering costs]1 by providing additional and higher quality services, including, but not limited to, business, commercial, or retail services, at rest areas and service plazas along the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.  2The study shall include analyses of:  best practices at rest areas and service plazas in neighboring states; and whether the authority is maximizing revenues from billboards, mobile communications towers, and other advertising.The report shall identify the types of services that may be offered, the types of businesses that may be involved, how the services may be managed, and the role of the authority in offering these new services.

 

     2.    The 1[authority] New Jersey Turnpike Authority1 shall report its findings 1, as required pursuant to section 1 of P.L.    , c.    (C.   ) (pending before the Legislature as this bill),1 not later than 12 months following the effective date of this act to the Governor 1and the Legislature pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1)1.

 

     13.   The South Jersey Transportation Authority shall conduct a study and prepare a report concerning potential opportunities for increasing current and generating new authority revenue by providing additional and higher quality services, including, but not limited to, business, commercial, or retail services, at rest areas and service plazas along the Atlantic City Expressway.  2The study shall include analyses of:  best practices at rest areas and service plazas in neighboring states; and whether the authority is maximizing revenues from billboards, mobile communications towers, and other advertising.The report shall identify the types of services that may be offered, the types of businesses that may be involved, how the services may be managed, and the role of the authority in offering these new services.

 

     14. The South Jersey Transportation Authority shall report its findings, as required pursuant to section 3 of P.L.    , c.    (C.        ) (pending before the Legislature as this bill), not later than 12 months following the effective date of this act to the Governor and the Legislature pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1).1

 

     1[3.] 5.1  2[This] Sections 1 and 2 of this2 act shall take effect 2[immediately] on the first day of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s fiscal year next following the date of enactment.  Sections 3 and 4 of this act shall take effect on the first day of the South Jersey Transportation Authority’s fiscal year next following the date of enactment2.