Assemblyman RONALD S. DANCER
District 12 (Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean)
Requires “miscellaneous revenues” in a municipal budget expected to be realized from municipal court to be listed under “Fines and Costs” line item.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
An Act concerning municipal budgets and amending N.J.S.40A:4-25.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. N.J.S.40A:4-25 is amended to read as follows:
40A:4-25. "Miscellaneous revenues" shall include such amounts as may reasonably be expected to be realized in cash during the fiscal year from known and regular sources, or from sources reasonably capable of anticipation, and lawfully applicable to the appropriations made in the budget, other than dedicated revenues, revenues from taxes to be levied to support the budget, receipts from delinquent taxes, and surplus. Miscellaneous revenues stated in the budget shall be classified according to their respective sources [.], except that miscellaneous revenues from the municipal court shall be listed under the “Fines and Costs” line item and shall not be listed under any source or line item that includes the phrase, “municipal court.”
2. This act shall take effect on January 1 next following enactment.
This bill would amend N.J.S.40A:4-25 to classify “miscellaneous revenues” in a municipal budget expected to be realized in cash from the municipal court under the “fines and Costs” line item.
It is the sponsor’s intent to eliminate a direct and explicit reference to anticipated revenues from the municipal court in this statute.