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

    Chapter 12:

      Section: 5:12-173.22a: Atlantic City Expansion Fund; creation, use.

          
5. a. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority shall issue, upon the approval of the State Treasurer, bonds, notes or other obligations, in an amount not to exceed $62 million, the proceeds of which shall be deposited into the Atlantic City Expansion Fund created pursuant to subsection b. of this section. The principal and interest of such bonds, notes or other obligations shall be repaid exclusively from the revenues dedicated to the authority for this purpose pursuant to section 6 of P.L.2003, c.116 (C.5:12-145.8).

b. The authority shall establish an Atlantic City Expansion Fund into which the authority shall deposit the amount directed to be deposited into the fund pursuant to subsection a. of this section. Notwithstanding section 30 of P.L.1984, c.218 (C.5:12-178), the authority shall make moneys on deposit in the fund available, in amounts determined pursuant to subsection c. of this section, to each casino licensee operating a casino hotel facility as of June 30, 2004 for investment in an eligible expansion project approved by the authority. An eligible project approved by August 25, 2006 shall add hotel rooms, retail, dining or non-gaming entertainment venues, or other non-gaming amenities, including parking spaces, in the City of Atlantic City, provided that the moneys received pursuant to this subsection may be used for parking spaces only if the authority determines that the addition of parking spaces is an essential component of a comprehensive development plan. An eligible project approved thereafter shall add hotel rooms in the City of Atlantic City. The authority shall not authorize investment of moneys in the fund for a project that receives or is anticipated to receive funding pursuant to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Urban Revitalization Act, P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.9 et seq.), or section 8 of P.L.1993, c.159 (C.5:12-173.8), unless the casino licensee demonstrates to the satisfaction of the authority that the funding from the Atlantic City Expansion Fund will result in a significant improvement in or expansion of that project, and the casino licensee invests additional private funds in the project in an amount deemed appropriate by the authority. The authority shall promulgate regulations establishing the criteria governing the approval of eligible projects.

c. The authority shall determine the amount each casino licensee shall be eligible to receive from the Atlantic City Expansion Fund. The form, terms and maximum percentage of the cost of an eligible expansion project to be received by each casino licensee shall be determined by the authority by resolution. In the event that a casino licensee has not submitted by June 30, 2014 an application that, if approved, would exhaust its share of the Atlantic City Expansion Fund, the remainder of such casino licensee's share of the fund shall be transferred to its Atlantic City non-housing obligations pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1984, c.218 (C.5:12-144.1), provided that such transferred share shall not reduce the licensee's investment alternative tax obligation pursuant to subsection f. of section 3 of P.L.1984, c.218 (C.5:12-144.1).

d. The authority may, in its discretion, advance any of the funds in the Atlantic City Expansion Fund to make a grant to an eligible project located in North Jersey approved by the authority provided that the authority has executed an agreement with casino licensees for the repayment of the advanced amount from the funds devoted to the financing of projects in North Jersey pursuant to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Urban Revitalization Act, P.L.2001, c.221 (C.5:12-173.9 et seq.) or from casino licensees' investment alternative tax obligations devoted to the financing of projects in North Jersey pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1984, c.218 (C.5:12-144.1).

e. (1) The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority shall issue, upon the approval of the State Treasurer, bonds, notes or other obligations, in an amount not to exceed $31 million, which shall be deposited into a special fund created pursuant to this subsection. The principal and interest of such bonds, notes or other obligations shall be repaid exclusively from revenues dedicated to the authority for this purpose pursuant to section 6 of P.L.2003, c.116 (C.5:12-145.8).

(2) The authority shall establish a special fund into which the authority shall deposit the amount directed to be deposited into the fund pursuant to this subsection. The authority shall make half of the moneys on deposit in the fund available for investment in projects located in North Jersey, and half of the moneys on deposit in the fund available for investment in projects located in South Jersey. For the purposes of this paragraph, "South Jersey" means the counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean, and Salem, except that "South Jersey" shall not include the City of Atlantic City; and "North Jersey" means the remaining 12 counties of the State.

L.2004,c.129,s.5; amended 2005, c.30, s.1.



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