[Passed Both Houses]


[First Reprint]



SENATE, No. 2082








Sponsored by Senators BENNETT, MARTIN, Assemblymen Weingarten, O'Toole, Assemblywoman Murphy, Assemblyman Gregg, Assemblywoman Allen and Assemblyman LeFevre



An Act concerning payment of Victims of Crime Compensation Board assessments and supplementing Title 30 of the Revised Statutes.


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


      1. 1[a.]1 Every commissary in a county or State correctional facility operated for the sale of commodities shall collect a surcharge of 10% of the sales price of every item sold. The surcharge shall be known as the "VCCB Surcharge." All funds collected pursuant to this section shall be forwarded to the State Treasurer for deposit in the Victims of Crime Compensation Board Account, shall be subject to reporting and accounting procedures pursuant to the provisions of section 2 of P.L.1970, c.396 (C.2C:43-3.1) and shall be used in satisfying claims pursuant to the provisions of the "Criminal Injuries Compensation Act of 1971," P.L.1971, c.317 (C.52:4B-1 et seq.). A sale subject to surcharge under this section shall not be subject to any tax imposed under the "Sales and Use Tax Act," P.L.1966, c.30 (C.54:32B-1 et seq.).

      1[b. Pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), the Commissioner of Corrections shall adopt rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act.]1

      2. This act shall take effect immediately 1but section 1 shall remain inoperative until the 180th day following enactment1.





Imposes VCCB surcharge on prison inmates' commissary purchases.