New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:18a-22 - Sale Of Land Within Preservation Area; Written Notice Of Intention; Exceptions; Transmittal And Publication Of Provisions Of Section; Violations; Voidability Of Contract; Corporations

13:18A-22. Sale of land within preservation area; written notice of intention; exceptions; transmittal and publication of provisions of section; violations; voidability of contract; corporations
a. No person shall contract to sell any land within the preservation area, or any interest therein or option therefor, until such person has transmitted to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, by certified mail, a written notice of intention to sell such land, interest, or option at least 60 days prior to entering into any such contract; provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection shall not be applicable to any contract of sale for any structure which is located on any lot less than 10 acres, nor to any contract of sale between or among husband and wife, parent and child, brother and sister, or grandparent and grandchild.

b. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall, within 30 days of the effective date of this act, transmit, by certified mail, written notice of the provisions of this section to the governing body of every county and municipality located in whole or in part in the preservation area, and publish such notice in the New Jersey Register and in at least two newspapers circulating within the affected areas.

c. Any contract made in violation of subsection a. of this section is voidable.

d. Any corporation which owns any land, or interest therein, within the preservation area shall transmit, by certified mail, within 10 days of the occurrence thereof, a written notice to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection of any change or series of changes in the ownership of more than 10% of the stockholdings in such corporation.

e. Nothing in this section shall be construed so as to limit any authority granted the commissioner, pursuant to law, to acquire any lands, or interests therein or options therefor, in such manner as may be provided in such law.

L.1979, c. 111, s. 21, eff. June 28, 1979.

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