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CHAPTER 6. PROVISIONS RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND SYSTEM

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-95. Repealed by L.1983, c. 186, 14.

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-95.1. Educational information and resource center; establishment; services provided

There is established a local education agency to serve as an educational information and resource center to provide, on request, support and assistance to teachers, administrators, parent and community groups, schools and colleges, the Department of Education, and other public agencies, through the delivery of materials, technique and expertise to improve school and community programs and services. The services provided by the center shall include: a lending library of educational and instructional materials; preparation of media and materials for informational and instructional purposes; an educational information storage and retrieval system; special topic seminars and conferences; and consultant advice, information and expertise. The programs and services of the center shall not duplicate the programs of the Department of Education.

To the extent permitted by law, the educational information and resource center shall also provide support and service to nonprofit, nonpublic schools.

L.1983, c. 186, 1.

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-95.2. Coordination with programs and services provided by department of education

The Commissioner of Education or his designee shall meet prior to January 10 of each year with the executive director of the educational information and resource center to mutually communicate those programs and services which the department provides and which the educational information and resource center will provide during the calendar year. The educational information and resource center shall cease to provide any programs and services at the time that these programs and services are provided by the Department of Education, so that there is no interruption in, or loss of services to, the population served.

L.1983, c. 186, 2.

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-95.3. Funding

State funding of the educational information and resource center shall be by direct appropriation of the Legislature and shall not be derived from the proposed or actual operating budget of the Department of Education.

L.1983, c. 186, 3.

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-95.4. Transfer of assets

The assets of the educational improvement centers shall be transferred to the Commissioner of Education, except that the assets of Educational Improvement Center-South shall be transferred to the educational information and resource center. All transfers shall be made as provided in the “State Agency Transfer Act,” P.L. 1971, c. 375 (C. 52:14D-1 et seq.).

L.1983, c. 186, 12.

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-96. Control, management, etc. by board of directors

The government, control, conduct, management and administration of the educational information and resource center shall be vested in the board of directors.

L.1978, c. 58, 2. Amended by L.1983, c. 186, 5.

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-96.1. Transfer of board; term

The board of the Educational Improvement Center-South shall become the board of the educational improvement and resource center as of the effective date of this act, and each member shall continue in office until the expiration of his respective term and the qualification in office of his successor.

L.1983, c. 186, 13.

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-97. Members; selection; reimbursement of expenses; term of office; vacancies; removal

The board of directors shall be selected through procedures established by the board of directors and shall consist of 21 members. Members of the board of directors shall be selected as follows:

a. Twelve teaching staff members to be selected from each of the following categories:

  1. special education teacher;
  2. vocational education teacher;
  3. K-2 teacher;
  4. 3-5 teacher;
  5. 6-8 teacher;
  6. 9-12 teacher;
  7. pupil personnel staff;
  8. elementary principal;
  9. secondary principal;
  10. curriculum supervisor;
  11. superintendent of schools;
  12. business manager/board secretary.

The selection of teaching staff members from categories 1 through 6 shall be made from a list of nominees provided by their respective county professional organizations representing local associations dealing with terms and conditions of employment. No one who is not a member of such an organization shall be excluded from consideration for such a list. The selection of teaching staff members from categories 7 through 12 shall be made from a list of nominees provided by their respective county professional organizations.

b. Two parents;
c. Two representatives of a nonprofit, nonpublic school;
d. One representative of higher education;
e. Two members of local boards of education;
f. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.[1983], c. [186]);
g. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.[1983], c. [186]);
h. One representative of business and industry; and
i. One student representative.

Members of the board of directors shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses.

The terms of office of the members shall for 3 years beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30, except that of the members first appointed, seven shall be appointed for terms of 1 year; seven for terms of 2 years; and seven for terms of 3 years.

Each member shall serve until his successor shall have been appointed and vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments for the remainder of the unexpired terms. No members shall serve more than two successive terms. No member of the board of directors shall be interested directly or indirectly in any contract with or claim against the board. Whenever a member of the board of directors shall cease to be a bona fide resident of or an employee of an agency or firm located within the State his or her membership on the board shall immediately cease and any member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the board without good cause may be removed by it.

L.1978, c. 58, 3. Amended by L.1983, c. 186, 6.

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-98. Leave of absence without loss of pay to attend meetings of board

Any person employed by a public educational system or institution in a position which requires a certificate issued by the State board of examiners or employed in a professional education capacity by a school, college, or university which is either tax-supported or operated under contract with the State or on behalf of the State, who is a member of the board of directors of the educational information and resource center, shall be entitled to time off from his or her duties as such employee, without loss of pay, during the periods of his attendance at six duly authorized meetings of the board per year.

L.1978, c. 58, 4. Amended by L.1983, c. 186, 7.

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-99. Organization; meetings

The board of directors shall meet and organize annually, at a regular meeting held during the second week of September, by the election of a chairman, vice chairman, and such other officers as the board shall determine. Such officers shall serve until the following September meeting and until their successors are elected. Vacancies in such offices shall be filled in the same manner for the unexpired terms only. The board of directors shall hold public meetings at least once in each month at such times and places as its rules may prescribe, at least half of which shall be scheduled during evening hours.

L.1978, c. 58, 5. Amended by L.1983, c. 186, 8.

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-100. Powers and duties

The board of directors of the educational information and resource center, within the general rules and regulations set forth by the State Board of Education, shall have the general supervision over and be vested with the conduct of the center. It shall have the power and duty to:

a. Adopt and use a corporate seal;
b. Determine policies for the organization, admini-stration, and development of the center;
c. Sue or be sued by its corporate name;
d. (Deleted by amendment, P.L. [1983], c. [186]);
e. Prepare an annual budget, as determined by the board of directors, to carry out the programs and services described in section 1 of this amendatory and supplementary act,1 and present the annual budget to the Governor and the Legislature;
f. Disburse all monies appropriated to the center by the State and all monies received from grants, fees, auxiliary services and other sources;
g. Direct and control expenditures of the center pursuant to all provisions of law governing local school districts, as set forth in Title 18A, and in accordance with the terms of any applicable trusts, bequests, or other special provisions. A system of bookkeeping and accounting shall be adopted and instituted as prescribed by the State board. The board shall cause an annual audit of the center’s accounts and financial transactions in the manner provided by N.J.S. 18A:23-1 et seq. All accounts of the center shall be subject to audit by the State at any time;
h. Appoint and fix compensation, terms and conditions of employment of an executive director. The executive director shall be secretary to the board of directors and shall serve at the pleasure of the board of directors;
i. Upon nomination by the executive director, appoint, remove, promote and transfer such other staff as may be required to carry out the provisions of the chapter, assign their duties, determine their salaries and prescribe qualifications for all positions;
j. Enter into contracts and agreements with the State or any of its political subdivisions or with the United States, or any public body, department or any agency of the State or the United States or with any individual, firm, or corporation, subject to the bidding requirements set forth in the “Public School Contracts Law,” (N.J.S. 18A:18A-1, et seq.), which are deemed necessary or advisable by the board for carrying out the provisions of this chapter;
k. Accept from any governmental department, agency or other public or private body, or from any other source grants or contributions of money or property which the board may use for any of its purposes;
l. Acquire, own, lease, use and operate property, subject to the facilities for the handicapped provisions set forth in N.J.S. 18A:18A-17 and P.L. 1975, c. 221 (C. 52:32-11, et seq.), whether real, personal or mixed, or any interest therein, which is necessary or desirable for center purposes;
m. Determine that any property owned by the center is no longer necessary for center purposes and to sell the same at such price and in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as deemed appropriate;
n. Adopt bylaws, make and promulgate such rules, regulations, and orders, not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter or rules and regulations of the State Board of Education, as are necessary and proper for the administration and operation of the center and to implement the provisions of this act;
o. Appoint and regulate the duties, functions, powers and procedures of committees, standing or special, from its members and such advisory committees or bodies, as it may deem necessary or conducive to the efficient management and operation of the center, consistent with this act and other applicable statutes;
p. Cause a report of the condition of the center and the center’s property under its control and an itemized account of the condition of the finances of the center to be printed and submitted to the Legislature as soon as practicable after the close of the fiscal year; and it may
q. Utilize all available programs, services, and resources of other social agencies, including institutions of higher education and local school districts to meet the center’s plans and objectives.

L.1978, c. 58, 6. Amended by L.1983, c. 186, 9.

1Section 18A:6-95.1.

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-101. Executive director

The executive director of the educational information and resource center shall be responsible to its board of directors and shall have such powers as shall be requisite for the executive management and conduct of the center and for the execution and enforcement of the bylaws, rules, regulations and orders governing the management, conduct and administration of the center.

L.1978, c. 58, 7. Amended by L.1983, c. 186, 10.

N.J.S.A.
18A:6-102. Employees; tenure; pensions

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, all employees of the educational information and resource center shall serve at the pleasure of the board of directors. Certificated professional full-time employees shall be eligible for membership in the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund established pursuant to N.J.S. 18A:66-1 et seq., and all other employees shall be members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System established pursuant to P.L. 1954, c. 84 (C. 43:15A-1 et seq.).

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, such persons shall be entitled to supplemental compensation upon retirement as set forth in section 1 of P.L. 1973, c. 130 (C. 11:14-9).1

L.1978, c. 58, 8. Amended by L.1983, c. 186, 11.

1Repealed; see, now, 11A:6-16.

TITLE 19. ELECTIONS

SUBTITLE 6. REGISTRATION OF VOTERS

N.J.S.A.
19:31-6.3. Public agency defined; completion, submission of registration forms

a. As used in this section, “public agency” shall mean:

The Division of Worker’s Compensation, the Division of Employment Services and the Division of Unemployment and Temporary Disability Insurance, established initially by section 5 of P.L.1948, c.446 (C.34:1A-5), in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development;

The Division of Taxation in the Department of the Treasury, continued under section 24 of P.L.1948, c.92 (C.52:18A-24);

The New Jersey Transit Corporation, established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1979, c.150 (C.27:25-4);

Any free county library established under the provisions of article 1 of chapter 33 of Title 40 of the Revised Statutes;

Any regional library established under the provisions of P.L.1962, c.134 (C.40:33-13.3 et seq.);

Any free public library established under the provisions of article 1 of chapter 54 of Title 40 of the Revised Statutes;

Any joint free public library established under the provisions of P.L.1959, c.155 (C.40:54-29.3 et seq.);

Any public institution of higher education as included under the provisions of N.J.S.18A:62-1;

Any eligible institution, as defined by subsection a. of section 3 of P.L.1979, c.132 (C.18A:72B-17), that receives financial assistance, aid, or grants from State funds;

Any office or commercial establishment where State licenses or permits, other than licenses or permits issued by a professional or occupational board established under the laws of this State, are available to individual members of the public; and

Any recruitment office of the New Jersey National Guard.

b. Any person entitled to register to vote may register as a voter in the election district in which that person resides at any time prior to the 21st day preceding any election by completing a registration form described in section 16 of P.L.1974, c.30 (C.19:31-6.4) and submitting the form to the commissioner of registration of the county wherein the person resides or alternatively, in the case of a registration form provided by the employees or agents of a public agency or a voter registration agency, as defined in subsection a. of section 26 of P.L.1994, c.182 (C.19:31-6.11), to those employees or agents or to the Attorney General.  Any registration form addressed to a commissioner of registration may be mailed to or delivered to the office of that commissioner, and in the case of a registration form available at a public agency, the form shall be mailed to the Attorney General or delivered to the commissioner of registration in the county of the registrant.  A registration form postmarked, stamped or otherwise marked as having been received from the registration applicant, on or before the 21st day preceding any election shall be deemed timely.

L.1974,c.30,s.15; amended 1974, c.51, s.4; 1991, c.318, s.1; 1994, c.182, s.6; 2003, c.36, s.1; 2005, c.139, s.10.

TITLE 54. TAXATION

CHAPTER 4. ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF TAXES

N.J.S.A.
54:4-3.6. Tax exempt property

The following property shall be exempt from taxation under this chapter: all buildings actually used for colleges, schools, academies or seminaries, provided that if any portion of such buildings are leased to profit-making organizations or otherwise used for purposes which are not themselves exempt from taxation, said portion shall be subject to taxation and the remaining portion only shall be exempt; all buildings actually used for historical societies, associations or exhibitions, when owned by the State, county or any political subdivision thereof or when located on land owned by an educational institution which derives its primary support from State revenue; all buildings actually and exclusively used for public libraries, asylum or schools for adults and children with intellectual disabilities; all buildings used exclusively by any association or corporation formed for the purpose and actually engaged in the work of preventing cruelty to animals; all buildings actually and exclusively used and owned by volunteer first-aid squads, which squads are or shall be incorporated as associations not for pecuniary profit; all buildings actually used in the work of associations and corporations organized exclusively for the moral and mental improvement of men, women and children, provided that if any portion of a building used for that purpose is leased to profit-making organizations or is otherwise used for purposes which are not themselves exempt from taxation, that portion shall be subject to taxation and the remaining portion only shall be exempt; all buildings actually used in the work of associations and corporations organized exclusively for religious purposes, including religious worship, or charitable purposes, provided that if any portion of a building used for that purpose is leased to a profit-making organization or is otherwise used for purposes which are not themselves exempt from taxation, that portion shall be subject to taxation and the remaining portion shall be exempt from taxation, and provided further that if any portion of a building is used for a different exempt use by an exempt entity, that portion shall also be exempt from taxation; all buildings actually used in the work of associations and corporations organized exclusively for hospital purposes, provided that if any portion of a building used for hospital purposes is leased to profit-making organizations or otherwise used for purposes which are not themselves exempt from taxation, that portion shall be subject to taxation and the remaining portion only shall be exempt; all buildings owned or held by an association or corporation created for the purpose of holding the title to such buildings as are actually and exclusively used in the work of two or more associations or corporations organized exclusively for the moral and mental improvement of men, women and children; all buildings owned by a corporation created under or otherwise subject to the provisions of Title 15 of the Revised Statutes or Title 15A of the New Jersey Statutes and actually and exclusively used in the work of one or more associations or corporations organized exclusively for charitable or religious purposes, which associations or corporations may or may not pay rent for the use of the premises or the portions of the premises used by them; the buildings, not exceeding two, actually occupied as a parsonage by the officiating clergymen of any religious corporation of this State, together with the accessory buildings located on the same premises; the land whereon any of the buildings hereinbefore mentioned are erected, and which may be necessary for the fair enjoyment thereof, and which is devoted to the purposes above mentioned and to no other purpose and does not exceed five acres in extent; the furniture and personal property in said buildings if used in and devoted to the purposes above mentioned; all property owned and used by any nonprofit corporation in connection with its curriculum, work, care, treatment and study of men, women, or children with intellectual disabilities shall also be exempt from taxation, provided that such corporation conducts and maintains research or professional training facilities for the care and training of men, women, or children with intellectual disabilities; provided, in case of all the foregoing, the buildings, or the lands on which they stand, or the associations, corporations or institutions using and occupying them as aforesaid, are not conducted for profit, except that the exemption of the buildings and lands used for charitable, benevolent or religious purposes shall extend to cases where the charitable, benevolent or religious work therein carried on is supported partly by fees and charges received from or on behalf of beneficiaries using or occupying the buildings; provided the building is wholly controlled by and the entire income therefrom is used for said charitable, benevolent or religious purposes; and any tract of land purchased pursuant to subsection (n) of section 21 of P.L.1971, c.199 (C.40A:12-21), and located within a municipality, actually used for the cultivation and sale of fresh fruits and vegetables and owned by a duly incorporated nonprofit organization or association which includes among its principal purposes the cultivation and sale of fresh fruits and vegetables, other than a political, partisan, sectarian, denominational or religious organization or association.  The foregoing exemption shall apply only where the association, corporation or institution claiming the exemption owns the property in question and is incorporated or organized under the laws of this State and authorized to carry out the purposes on account of which the exemption is claimed or where an educational institution, as provided herein, has leased said property to a historical society or association or to a corporation organized for such purposes and created under or otherwise subject to the provisions of Title 15 of the Revised Statutes or Title 15A of the New Jersey Statutes.

As used in this section “hospital purposes” includes health care facilities for the elderly, such as nursing homes; residential health care facilities; assisted living residences; facilities with a Class C license pursuant to P.L.1979, c.496 (C.55:13B-1 et al.), the “Rooming and Boarding House Act of 1979”; similar facilities that provide medical, nursing or personal care services to their residents; and that portion of the central administrative or service facility of a continuing care retirement community that is reasonably allocable as a health care facility for the elderly.

amended 1941, c.243; 1949, c.85; 1960, c.119; 1962, c.154, s.1; 1964, c.42; 1966, c.318; 1977, c.370; 1983, c.224; 1985, c.395; 1993, c.166; 2001, c.18; 2010, c.50, s.81; 2011, c.35, s.4; 2011, c.171, s.4.

N.J.S.A.
54:4-49. Apportionment valuation; amount to be apportioned among taxing districts; debits and credits

(a) Except as to any State tax at a fixed rate provided for in sections 54:4-50 and 54:4-51 of this Title, each county board of taxation, after having received the tax lists and duplicates of the assessors and having revised and corrected the same and having equalized the aggregate valuations of all the real property in the respective taxing districts, as required by R.S.54:3-17 to 54:3-19, shall, after making adjustments for the debits and credits hereinafter mentioned, apportion the amount to be raised in the respective taxing districts for State, State school, county, free county library, free public library, and joint free public library purposes and for purposes of consolidated school districts and school districts comprising two or more taxing districts, on the basis of the total valuation so ascertained for each taxing district.  The total valuation for each taxing district, so ascertained, shall be known as the “apportionment valuation.”

(b) The amount to be apportioned among the respective taxing districts shall be the amount to be raised for the purposes specified in subsection (a), plus or minus the difference between the total debits and total credits of the taxing districts affected, determined as provided in subsection (c). The net amounts respectively to be raised, after making allowance to the affected districts for the debits and credits, shall be equivalent to the amount required for each of the purposes specified in subsection (a).

(c) The net debit or credit of each taxing district shall be the amount by which the taxing district has overpaid or underpaid its share of the specific tax or taxes for the purposes specified in subsection (a) for the preceding year or years because of increases or decreases in the amount of the assessments of the district subsequent to the apportionment in the preceding year or years by reason of final judgments on appeals, complaints and applications, the correction of clerical errors under R.S.54:4-53 and the allowance of additional veterans’ exemptions or deductions during the prior tax year by the collector pursuant to law.  When an assessment has been reduced or added to, or increased, on appeal, complaint or other application, and the judgment on that appeal, complaint or other application has been further appealed, no deduction or increase as herein provided for shall be made with respect to the appealed assessment until the further appeal has been finally determined.

(d) So that there shall be uniformity of application and treatment under this section in all of the counties, the Director, Division of Taxation, shall issue regulations for the guidance of the county boards of taxation in the determination of the apportionment valuations, the amounts to be apportioned and the amounts of the debits and credits.

amended 1942, c.79; 1956, c.93, s.2; 1957, c.8, s.1; 1963, c.173, s.6; 1975, c.212, s.38; 2011, c.38, s.4.

N.J.S.A.
54:4-49.1. Apportionment valuation; property with local property taxes in default and lien unenforceable

Notwithstanding any provisions of the law to the contrary, any real property on which local property taxes are in default and are uncollectible except Class II railroad property, and the lien therefor unenforceable by reason of any order of any State or Federal court, shall not be included in the total ratables of the taxing district wherein such real property is located for the purpose of apportioning the amount to be raised for county and free county library purposes, and for purposes of regional and consolidated school districts and school districts comprising two or more taxing districts. The county board of taxation shall maintain appropriate records showing the value of such real property not included in the total ratables in the apportioning of county taxes, and determine and record the amount of such taxes annually attributable thereto. When by reason of the rescinding of the State or Federal court order, or otherwise, the taxes in default or uncollectible on such real property are collected by a taxing district, the amount of county taxes attributable to such real property for prior years, as determined by the county board, shall be paid by the taxing district to the county.

L.1974, c. 168, 1.

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TRANSFER INHERITANCE TAX

CHAPTER 34. ASSESSMENT OF TAX

N.J.S.A.
54:34-4. Exemptions

The following transfers of property shall be exempt from taxation:

a. Property passing to or for the use of the State of New Jersey, or to or for the use of a municipal corporation within the State or other political subdivision thereof, for exclusively public purposes.

d. That part of the estate of any decedent which passes to, for the use of or in trust for any educational institution, church, hospital, orphan asylum, public library or Bible and tract society or to, for the use of or in trust for any institution or organization organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, benevolent, scientific, literary or educational purposes, including any institution instructing the blind in the use of dogs as guides, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private stockholder or other individual or corporation; provided, that this exemption shall not extend to transfers of property to such educational institutions and organizations of other states, the District of Columbia, territories and foreign countries which do not grant an equal, and like exemption of transfers of property for the benefit of such institutions and organizations of this State.

Amended 1939, c.303; 1941, c.422; 1948, c.268; 1955, c.78; 1962, c.61, s.2; 1967, c.264; 1978, c.38; 1979, c.137; 1981, c.152, s.1; 2003, c.246, s.38.

 


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