New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:20-72 - Members Of Boards Of Chosen Freeholders Not Governed By Optional County Charter Law; Director

40:20-72. Members of boards of chosen freeholders not governed by optional county charter law; director
The salaries of the members of the boards of chosen freeholders in counties not governed by the "Optional County Charter Law," P.L.1972, c. 154 (C. 40:41A-1 et seq.), shall be fixed by the respective boards by resolution as follows:

a. The procedure for introduction, publication, hearing and adoption of said resolution shall be the same as the procedure established by N.J.S. 40A:4-4 for the adoption of a county budget resolution. No such resolution shall take effect earlier than 20 days from the time of adoption;

b. If within 20 days after the adoption of the resolution, a petition, signed by the registered voters of the county, equal in number to at least 15% of the total votes cast in the county at the last election at which members of the General Assembly were elected, protesting against the adoption of the resolution, shall be presented to the county clerk, the resolution shall remain inoperative unless a proposition for the ratification of the resolution shall be adopted at an election by a majority of the voters voting on the proposition. A petition submitted pursuant to this subsection shall be inspected, verified and certified as to the authenticity of the signatures attached thereto by the county clerk within 20 days of submission. The question shall be submitted at the next general election, occurring not less than 40 days after the date of the certification of the petition; and

c. The director of the board of chosen freeholders shall receive, in addition to his salary as a member, a sum not to exceed $1,000.00 per annum as fixed by resolution of the board.

The salaries of members of boards of chosen freeholders referred to in this section, including any additional compensation to directors thereof, shall be in lieu of all fees or other compensation, excepting additional compensation for premiums on group insurance authorized under N.J.S. 40A:10-21, and shall be paid in equal installments by the county treasurer as in the case of other county salaries.

Amended by L.1944, c. 63, p. 122, s. 1; L.1947, c. 302, p. 1015, s. 1; L.1959, c. 95, p. 231, s. 1; L.1965, c. 160, s. 1, eff. July 22, 1965; L.1969, c. 133, s. 2, eff. July 3, 1969; L.1970, c. 61, s. 1, eff. May 20, 1970; L.1974, c. 156, s. 1, eff. Nov. 11, 1974; L.1981, c. 462, s. 35.

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