27:5F-19. Findings, determinations
The Legislature hereby finds and determines that the toll of deaths and injuries resulting from highway accidents is a matter of State concern. Although the State and local governments presently are active in virtually all areas of highway safety, a formal mechanism should exist for the integration and coordination of existing safety efforts. The establishment of a Statewide highway traffic safety program under the guidance and direction of the Governor will provide this needed mechanism to coordinate State and local efforts in the struggle to reduce highway deaths and injuries.
L. 1987, c. 284, s. 2.
3.As used in this act:
a."State highway traffic safety program" means all highway traffic safety programs conducted by the State, political subdivisions of the State, and qualifying nonprofit organizations.
b."Local highway traffic safety program" means a highway traffic safety program established or submitted to the Governor by a political subdivision and qualifying nonprofit organizations pursuant to the provisions of this act.
c."Political subdivision" means any local political subdivision of this State, including but not limited to a municipality, a county, a township, a district, or a special district.
d."Governor" means the Governor of the State of New Jersey.
e."Director" shall mean the Director of the Office of Highway Traffic Safety of the State of New Jersey.
f."Volunteer first aid, rescue and ambulance squad" means a first aid, rescue and ambulance squad which provides emergency medical services without receiving payment for those services.
g."Nonvolunteer first aid, rescue and ambulance squad" means a first aid, rescue and ambulance squad which provides emergency medical services on a paid basis.
h."Nonprofit organization" means a nonprofit organization which provides services throughout the State and is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. s.501(c)(3)), and is not a private foundation as defined in section 509(a) of the federal Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. s.509(a)).
L.1987,c.284,s.3; amended 2007, c.84, s.1.
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