22A:4-8.1 County treasurer responsible for fees of sheriffs, use.
6. a. The county treasurer shall be responsible for all fees received by or deposited with the county sheriff pursuant to N.J.S.22A:4-8. The county sheriff shall account to the county treasurer for all these fees.
b.The county treasurer shall deposit into a trust fund dedicated to the sheriff's office $2.00 of each fee over the amount of $3.00 received for a service enumerated in N.J.S.22A:4-8. Such sums shall be deposited within 10 days of receipt by the county treasurer. Monies in the trust fund shall be used to upgrade and modernize the services provided by their offices. As used in this section, "to upgrade and modernize the services" shall not include the costs associated with employing personnel and shall not include offset of existing salary or new positions. The monies in the trust fund shall not be used for budgetary reduction by the counties.
c.Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, monies received by a county sheriff attributable solely to the amount of fee increases for services enumerated in N.J.S.22A:4-8 pursuant to the amendments set forth in section 5 of P.L.2001, c.370, that exceed in any year the amount by which the annual minimum salary of the sheriff fixed pursuant to N.J.S.40A:9-104 exceeds the amount of the county sheriff's salary in effect on November 1, 2000, shall be used for budgetary reduction by the county and shall be reflected as a county tax levy reduction.
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