New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:12-16.1 - Adoption Of Prioritized List Of Eligible Farmland.

40:12-16.1 Adoption of prioritized list of eligible farmland.

7.The county agriculture development board of a county in which the voters of the county have approved, in a general or special election, a proposition authorizing the acquisition of lands for farmland preservation purposes pursuant to P.L.1989, c.30 (C.40:12-16 et seq.) or P.L.1997, c.24 (C.40:12-15.1 et seq. ) shall, pursuant to the provisions of section 24 of P.L.1983, c.32 (C.4:1C-31), adopt a prioritized list of farmland eligible for acquisition of development easements thereon by installment purchase agreements pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1992, c.157 (C.40:12-16.1 et al.) if the county intends to acquire development easements on farmland in that manner. The governing body of the county shall annually appropriate from the "County Open Space, Recreation, Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund" created pursuant to subsection c. of section 2 of P.L.1997, c.24 (C.40:12-15.2) such amounts as it may deem necessary to finance the acquisition of development easements on farmland within that county by installment purchase agreement.

L.1992, c.157, s.7; amended 1997, c.24, s.11; 2011, c.173, s.10.

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