ASSEMBLY, No. 3223
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED MAY 22, 2014
Assemblyman TROY SINGLETON
District 7 (Burlington)
Assemblywoman PAMELA R. LAMPITT
District 6 (Burlington and Camden)
Assemblywoman ANNETTE QUIJANO
District 20 (Union)
Assemblywoman ELIANA PINTOR MARIN
District 29 (Essex)
Senator PAUL A. SARLO
District 36 (Bergen and Passaic)
Senator M. TERESA RUIZ
District 29 (Essex)
Assemblyman BENJIE E. WIMBERLY
District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblyman Wilson, Assemblywoman Riley, Assemblyman Webber, Assemblywoman Mosquera, Senators Stack and Greenstein
Requires Division of Local Government Services to include certain property tax information on division’s web page.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As amended on November 9, 2015 by the General Assembly pursuant to the Governor's recommendations.
An Act concerning 2local government budget and2 property tax information posted on the web page of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs and supplementing Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. The Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs shall post on its Internet web page a summary of 2local government budget and2 property tax data 2based on information provided by the Division of Taxation in the Department of the Treasury2 for 1[each] the current1 calendar year 1, and for each of the immediately preceding 10 calendar years1.
The 2budget data summary shall include information as may be collected electronically on municipal budgets, including information about compensation of elected officials, staffing levels, debt, structural budget challenges, and credit ratings. The2 property tax data summary shall provide the public with information about the property tax levy for the previous year in each county, municipality, fire district, and school district in the State, and shall include such other statistical information as the division determines to be useful for the public’s understanding of the individual components that make up each taxpayer’s property tax bill.
In each year, the data shall include, but shall not be limited to, the amount of the average residential property tax bill for each municipality in the State, 2[the amount of the average homestead credit payment credited against the average property tax bill for each municipality, and the net average residential property tax bill for each municipality, which shall be the remainder of the average residential property tax bill minus the average homestead credit payment] as well as additional data regarding property tax relief programs, including the Homestead Benefit Program, the Property Tax Deduction Act, P.L.1996, c.60 (C.54A:3A-15 et al.), the Senior Freeze Program, property tax deductions for veterans, and property tax deductions for seniors and disabled citizens.2
The data shall also include, but shall not be limited to, the following information:
a. total net valuation taxable,
b. State equalization table average ratio,
c. net county taxes,
d. county library levy,
e. 2[county] local2 health services levy,
f. county open space preservation levy,
g. total county levy,
h. school property tax levy,
i. school property tax levy for consolidated, joint, and regional school districts,
j. municipal levy required for debt service of Type I school districts,
k. total school levy,
l. municipal purposes property tax levy,
m. municipal open space preservation levy,
n. municipal library levy,
o. total municipal levy,
p. the total levy used to determine the tax rate for each county, municipality, fire district, and school district; and
q. the equalized and non-equalized tax rates for each local unit.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.