ASSEMBLY, No. 1808
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2014 SESSION
Assemblyman GILBERT "WHIP" L. WILSON
District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)
Assemblywoman SHEILA Y. OLIVER
District 34 (Essex and Passaic)
Assemblyman CRAIG J. COUGHLIN
District 19 (Middlesex)
Assemblywoman MARLENE CARIDE
District 36 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblyman BENJIE E. WIMBERLY
District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblywoman ANNETTE QUIJANO
District 20 (Union)
Assemblywomen Jimenez and Spencer
Requires corporations qualifying for certain State development subsidy grants to repay entire grant amount if corporation fails to uphold grant terms.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on June 23, 2014, with amendments.
An Act concerning State development subsidy grants to certain corporations and amending P.L.2007, c.200.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 10 of P.L.2007, c.200 (C.52:39-10) is amended to read as follows:
10. a. Any recipient corporation that knowingly makes a false material misrepresentation in any application, report or other disclosure that the recipient corporation is required to make pursuant to [this act] P.L.2007, c.200 (C.52:39-1 et seq.) shall refund any development subsidy to the granting body. The granting body may include provisions for the refund as part of an agreement to provide a development subsidy and may pursue an action to collect the amount of the refund plus any attorney fees and other costs of the action.
b. 1[If] Except as otherwise provided by law, if1 a recipient corporation fails to uphold the terms of any agreement involving a development subsidy in the form of a grant that is issued by a public body to the recipient corporation, the recipient corporation shall refund the full amount of the grant to the public body. The granting body shall include provisions for the refund as part of an agreement to provide a development subsidy and may pursue an action to collect the amount of the refund plus any attorney fees and other costs of the action.
2c. The amount of any refund, attorney fees, and other costs collected by a granting body pursuant to this section shall be paid by the granting body to the State Treasurer, and shall, upon receipt by the State Treasurer, be deposited in a separate account in the General Fund for use to provide property tax relief. 2
(cf: P.L.2007, c.200, s.10)
2. This act shall take effect immediately.