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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 5, AMUSEMENTS, PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND MEETINGS

    Chapter 12:

      Section: 5:12-161: Powers of authority.

          
13. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority shall have the following powers:
a. To adopt and have a common seal and to alter the same at pleasure;
b. To sue or be sued;
c. To acquire, hold, use and dispose of any eligible project in which it is making an investment;
d. To acquire, rent, hold, use, and dispose of other personal property for the purposes of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority;
e. To acquire by purchase, gift, or otherwise, or lease as lessee, real property or easements or interests therein necessary or useful and convenient for the purposes of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority which real property, easements or interests may be subject to mortgages, deeds of trust, or other liens or otherwise, and to hold and to use the same, and to dispose of the property so acquired no longer necessary for the purposes of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority;
f. To make and enforce bylaws or rules and regulations for the management and regulation of its business and affairs and for the use, maintenance, and operation of any facility, and to amend the same;
g. To enter into any agreements or contracts, execute any instruments, and do and perform any acts or things necessary, convenient, or desirable for the purposes of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, including the entering into of cooperative purchasing agreements for the purchase of fuel, or other goods or services deemed necessary, convenient, or desirable by a majority vote of the members of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, with any governmental unit, including a county or municipal authority, and the entering into of agreements or contracts with any such governmental unit to provide for the payment of principal of and interest on any obligation issued by that governmental unit, the maintenance of necessary reserves in connection with these obligations or the payments under any lease entered into in connection with any eligible project;
h. To determine eligibility for investments in eligible projects in order to accomplish the purposes of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority;
i. To collect and invest any proceeds received under subsection b. of section 3 and section 14 of this act;
j. To invest in obligations of local governmental units issued to finance eligible projects, provided that the investment shall only be effected through direct negotiation by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority with the local governmental unit;
k. To make agreements of any kind with any governmental unit or person for the use or operation of all or any part of any eligible project for consideration and for periods of time and upon other terms and conditions as the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority may fix and agree upon, which agreements may include a partnership, limited partnership, joint venture or association in which the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is a general or limited partner or participant;
l. To require and collect fees and charges as the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority shall determine to be reasonable in connection with the exercise of any power given to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority under the act;
m. To the extent permitted under a contract of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority with purchasers of its bonds entered into pursuant to section 3 of this 1984 amendatory and supplementary act, to invest and reinvest any of its moneys not required for immediate use, including moneys received for the purchase of its bonds prior to the bonds being issued as it shall deem prudent. A pro rata share of 66 2/3 \% of all interest earned by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on any such investments shall be paid to the licensees who entered into a contract with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority for the purchase of its bonds and who contributed to the moneys which were received by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and were invested pursuant to this subsection. All functions, powers and duties relating to the investment or reinvestment of these funds, including the purchase, sale or exchange of any investments or securities, may, upon the request of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, be exercised and performed by the Director of the Division of Investment, in accordance with written directions of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority signed by an authorized officer, without regard to any other law relating to investments by the Director of the Division of Investment;
n. To the extent permitted under the contract of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority with the holders of its bonds, to invest and reinvest any of its moneys not required for immediate use, including proceeds from the sale of any obligations, securities or other investments as it shall deem prudent. All functions, powers and duties relating to the investment or reinvestment of these funds, including the purchase, sale or exchange of any investments or securities, may upon the request of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority be exercised and performed by the Director of the Division of Investment, in accordance with written directions of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority signed by an authorized officer, without regard to any other law relating to investments by the Director of the Division of Investment;
o. To enter into all agreements or contracts with any governmental unit or person, execute any instruments, and do and perform any acts or things necessary, convenient or desirable for the purposes of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to carry out any power expressly given in this act;
p. To exercise the right of eminent domain in the city of Atlantic City;
q. To establish and exercise authority over the Atlantic City Tourism District established pursuant to section 5 of P.L.2011, c.18 (C.5:12-219) and, in addition to the powers provided in this section, to exercise, with regard to the tourism district, those powers granted to the authority pursuant to P.L.2011, c.18 (C.5:12-218 et al.);
r. To meet and hold hearings at places as it shall designate; and
s. To establish, develop, construct, acquire, own, operate, manage, promote, maintain, repair, reconstruct, restore, improve and otherwise effectuate, either directly or indirectly, through lessees, licensees or agents, projects consisting of facilities, at a site or sites within the State of New Jersey, that are related to, incidental to, necessary for or complementary to, the accomplishment of any of the purposes of the authority or of any project of the authority authorized in accordance with P.L.1984, c.218 (C.5:12-144.1 et seq.), as amended.

L.1984, c.218, s.13; amended 2001, c.221, s.15; 2011, c.18, s.4; 2013, c.4, s.1.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:47:27.






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