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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 5, AMUSEMENTS, PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND MEETINGS
Section: 5:12-182: Eminent domain or condemnation
a. The Legislature finds and declares that the achievement of the beneficial purposes of this 1984 amendatory and supplementary act requires the granting to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority of the right of condemnation and the exercise by it of the right of eminent domain in the city of Atlantic City because special problems may arise or exist in that city concerning the necessity for the acquisition of the property for projects for the public good under this 1984 amendatory and supplementary act, including inflated land values resulting from speculation and intentional obstruction of a landowner or speculator to the acquisition of needed property in order to exact an unreasonable and prohibitive purchase price.
b. In the event the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority finds it is necessary to complete a project in the city of Atlantic City, the authority may acquire any real property in the city, whether a fee simple absolute or lesser interest and whether for immediate use, that the authority may find and determine is required for public use, and upon such a determination, the property shall be deemed to be required for a public use until otherwise determined by the authority; and with the exceptions hereinafter specifically noted, the determination shall not be affected by the fact that such property has theretofore been taken for, or is then devoted to, a public use, but the public use in the hands or under the control of the authority shall be deemed superior to the public use in the hands or under the control of any other person, association or corporation.
c. If the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is unable to agree with the owner or owners thereof upon terms for the acquisition of any such real property in the city for any reason whatsoever, then the authority may acquire, and is hereby authorized to acquire, after consultation with the appropriate agency of the city by way of notification 30 days prior to the filing of condemnation proceedings, such property, whether a fee simple absolute or lesser interest, by condemnation or the exercise of the right of eminent domain pursuant to the provisions of the "Eminent Domain Act of 1971," P.L.1971, c. 361 (C. 20:3-1 et seq.) and the "Relocation Assistance Act," P.L.1971, c. 362 (C. 20:4-1 et seq.).
d. The power of the authority to acquire real property by condemnation or the exercise of the power of eminent domain in the city shall be a continuing power and no exercise thereof shall be deemed to exhaust it.
e. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and its duly authorized agents and employees may enter upon any land in the State for the purpose of making such surveys, maps or other examinations thereof as it may deem necessary or convenient for its authorized purposes.
f. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this 1984 amendatory and supplementary act, no property now or hereafter vested in or held by any county, city, borough, village, township or other municipality shall be taken by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority without the consent of such municipality, unless expressly authorized so to do by the State. All counties, cities, boroughs, villages, townships, and other municipalities, and all public agencies and commissions of the State, notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, are hereby authorized and empowered to grant and convey to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority upon its request, but not otherwise, and upon reasonable terms and conditions, any real property which may be necessary or convenient to the effectuation of its authorized purposes, including real property already devoted to public use.
g. The term "real property" as used in this 1984 amendatory and supplementary act includes lands, structures, franchises and interests in land, including lands under water and riparian rights, and any and all things and rights usually included within that term and includes not only fees simple absolute, but also any and all lesser interests such as easements, rights of way, uses, leases, licenses and all other incorporeal hereditaments, and every estate, interest or right, legal or equitable, including terms for years and liens thereon by way of judgments, mortgages or otherwise, and also claims for damage to real estate.
L.1984, c. 218, s. 34, eff. Dec. 19, 1984.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.
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