New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:20-19 -

13:20-19 "Highlands Protection Fund"; use.

21. a. There is created in the Department of the Treasury a special non-lapsing fund to be known as the "Highlands Protection Fund." The monies in the fund are dedicated and shall be used only to carry out the purposes enumerated in subsection b. of this section. The fund shall be credited with all revenues collected and deposited in the fund pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1968, c.49 (C.46:15-8), all interest and other income received from the investment of monies in the fund, and any monies which, from time to time, may otherwise become available for the purposes of the fund. Pending the use thereof pursuant to the provisions of subsection b. of this section, the monies deposited in the fund shall be held in interest-bearing accounts in public depositories, as defined pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1970, c.236 (C.17:9-41), and may be invested or reinvested in such securities as are approved by the State Treasurer. Interest or other income earned on monies deposited into the fund shall be credited to the fund for use as set forth in subsection b. of this section for other monies in the fund.

b.Monies deposited in the "Highlands Protection Fund" shall be used only for:

(1)payments to the "Highlands Municipal Property Tax Stabilization Fund" established pursuant to subsection b. of section 19 of this act in such amounts as are necessary to provide property tax stabilization aid pursuant to that section;

(2)payments of watershed moratorium offset aid pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1999, c. 225 (C.58:29-8);

(3)the making of grants by the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council pursuant to sections 13 and 18 of this act; and

(4) allocations to the Pinelands Property Tax Assistance Fund established pursuant to section 20 of this act.


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