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

    Chapter 12:

      Section: 5:12-173.12: Urban revitalization incentive program.

           4. a. There is established the incentive program that shall be administered by the authority. The purpose of the incentive program is to facilitate the development of entertainment-retail districts for the city of Atlantic City and to promote revitalization of other urban areas in the State. The provisions of section 30 of P.L.1984, c.218 (C.5:12-178) shall not apply to the incentive program established pursuant to this section. In order to implement the incentive program, the authority is authorized to accept applications from casino licensees on or before June 30, 2014 for approval of a district project and to designate by resolution up to eleven districts and to enter into project grant agreements with casino licensees to develop district projects within each district or to approve a district project sponsored by the authority pursuant to section 12 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.20). The authority may disburse district project grants in accordance with sections 7 and 8 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.15 and 5:12-173.16) to casino licensees with approved district projects or to the authority for a district project sponsored by the authority pursuant to section 12 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.20) under the incentive program, if the authority determines that:

(1) construction of the district project will commence within two years of the authority's approval of the district project, or as otherwise provided pursuant to the project grant agreement with the authority, or pursuant to the district project plan approved by the authority for an authority sponsored district project;

(2) a proposed district project plan submitted pursuant to section 10 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.18) is economically sound and will assist in the overall development of the city of Atlantic City and will benefit the people of New Jersey by increasing employment opportunities and strengthening New Jersey's economy;

(3) the disbursement of grants to a casino licensee is a material factor in the licensee's decision to go forward with a district project; and

(4) the casino licensee has agreed to invest a minimum of $20 million in its investment alternative tax obligations under section 3 of P.L.1984, c.218 (C.5:12-144.1), such obligation to be made in $10 million increments to one or more entertainment-retail projects, or housing and community development projects, approved by the authority and the department, in an urban area outside of Atlantic City, and designated by the commissioner as eligible for, and in need of the project, pursuant to section 11 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.19). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the requirements of this paragraph shall not apply with regard to the five district projects authorized by this amendatory and supplementary act, P.L.2004, 129.

b. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.9 et al.), the authority and the commissioner jointly may, in their discretion, also designate two entertainment-retail projects, one in North Jersey and one in South Jersey, as eligible for funds under the incentive program.

c. If construction of a designated district project does not commence within the time required pursuant to this section, the authority may remove that designation and, in accordance with procedures adopted by the authority by resolution, accept applications for and designate another district project of another casino licensee notwithstanding the application time requirements of this section.

d. The authority may by resolution amend its designation of a district project to increase the area of the district project by up to 50\% with the agreement of the casino licensee.

e. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.9 et seq.), the authority is authorized to accept an application from an entity other than a casino licensee on or before June 30, 2014 for approval of a district project and to designate by resolution an entertainment-retail district, enter into a project grant agreement with such entity to develop a district project within the district, maintain separate accounts as appropriate, and disburse district project grants in accordance with sections 7 and 8 of P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.15 and 5:12-173.16) to such entity with an approved district project under the incentive program.

L.2001,c.221,s.4; amended 2002, c.65, s.33; 2004, c.129, s.7.



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