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34:1B-7.41. "New Jersey Emerging Technology and Biotechnology Financial Assistance Fund"
5. a. To implement the program, the authority shall establish and maintain a special account to be known as the "New Jersey Emerging Technology and Biotechnology Financial Assistance Fund," hereinafter the "assistance fund," which shall be credited with: (1) an amount from the Economic Recovery Fund established pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1992, c.16 (C.34:1B-7.12) which the authority determines is necessary to effectively implement the program, within the limits of funding available from the Economic Recovery Fund; (2) any moneys that shall be received by the authority from the repayment of the moneys in the assistance fund used to provide financial assistance pursuant to this act and interest thereon; (3) other moneys of the authority, including but not limited to, any moneys available from other business assistance programs administered by the authority which it determines to deposit therein; and (4) any appropriation made by the Legislature to effectuate the purposes of this act.
b. The authority shall use the moneys in the assistance fund to: (1) provide or participate in the provision of financial assistance to emerging technology or biotechnology companies deemed approved pursuant to section 6 of this act, which assistance may include, but need not be limited to, loan guarantees and assistance in establishing lines of credit, real estate development assistance, and technical advice on locating private and public sources of funding; and (2) defray the administrative expenses of the authority in carrying out the purposes and provisions of this act.
c. The maximum amount and term of a loan, line of credit or other form of financial assistance made pursuant to this act shall be determined by the authority.
d. Moneys in the assistance fund may be invested in such obligations as the authority may approve and net earnings received from the investment or deposit of moneys in the assistance fund by the authority shall be redeposited in the assistance fund for use for the purposes of this act.
e. The authority shall establish sufficient reserves and liquid reserves to provide a sufficient and actuarially sound basis for its pledges contained in any financial assistance agreement entered into pursuant to this act.
f. The authority is authorized to disburse moneys in the assistance fund for purposes unrelated to this act if, for a period of at least three years, no moneys are disbursed from the assistance fund for the purposes set forth pursuant to this act.
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