40:54D-3 Definitions relative to tourism improvement and development.
3.As used in this act:
"Authority" means a tourism improvement and development authority created pursuant to section 18 of this act, P.L.1992, c.165 (C.40:54D-18).
"Beach operation offset payment " means a payment made by an authority to municipalities in its district for tourism development activities related to operating and maintaining public beaches within a zone to seaward of a line of demarcation located not more than 1,000 feet from the mean high water line.
"Bond" means any bond or note issued by an authority pursuant to the provisions of this act.
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Department of Commerce and Economic Development.
"Construction" means the planning, designing, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, replacement, repair, extension, enlargement, improvement and betterment of a project, and includes the demolition, clearance and removal of buildings or structures on land acquired, held, leased or used for a project.
"Convention center facility" means any convention hall or center or like structure or building, and shall include all facilities, including commercial, office, community service, parking facilities and all property rights, easements and interests, and other facilities constructed for the accommodation and entertainment of tourists and visitors, constructed in conjunction with a convention center facility and forming reasonable appurtenances thereto but does not mean the Wildwood convention center facility as defined in this section.
"Tourism project" means the convention center facility or outdoor special events arena, or both, located in the territorial limits of the district, and any costs associated therewith but does not mean the Wildwood convention center facility as defined in this section.
"Cost" means all or any part of the expenses incurred in connection with the acquisition, construction and maintenance of any real property, lands, structures, real or personal property rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements, and interests acquired or used for a project; any financing charges and reserves for the payment of principal and interest on bonds or notes; the expenses of engineering, appraisal, architectural, accounting, financial and legal services; and other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the acquisition, construction and maintenance of a project, the financing thereof and the placing of the project into operation.
"County" means a county of the sixth class.
"Director" means the Director of the Division of Taxation in the Department of the Treasury.
"Fund" means a Reserve Fund created pursuant to section 13 of P.L.1992, c.165 (C.40:54D-13).
"Outdoor special events arena" means a facility or structure for the holding outdoors of public events, entertainments, sporting events, concerts or similar activities, and shall include all facilities, property rights and interests, and all appurtenances reasonably related thereto, constructed for the accommodation and entertainment of tourists and visitors.
"Participant amusement" means a sporting activity or amusement the charge for which is exempt from taxation under the "Sales and Use Tax Act," P.L.1966, c.30 (C.54:32B-1 et seq.) by virtue of the participation of the patron in the activity or amusement, such as bowling alleys, swimming pools, water slides, miniature golf, boardwalk or carnival games and amusements, baseball batting cages, tennis courts, and fishing and sightseeing boats.
"Predominantly tourism related retail receipts" means:
a.The rent for every occupancy of a room or rooms in a hotel subject to taxation pursuant to subsection (d) of section 3 of the "Sales and Use Tax Act," P.L.1966, c.30 (C.54:32B-3);
b.Receipts from the sale of food and drink in or by restaurants, taverns, or other establishments in the district, or by caterers, including in the amount of such receipt any cover, minimum, entertainment or other charge made to patrons or customers, subject to taxation pursuant to subsection (c) of section 3 of the "Sales and Use Tax Act," P.L.1966, c.30 (C.54:32B-3) but excluding receipts from sales of food and beverages sold through coin operated vending machines; and
c.Admissions charges to or the use of any place of amusement or of any roof garden, cabaret or similar place, subject to taxation pursuant to subsection (e) of section 3 of the "Sales and Use Tax Act," P.L.1966, c.30 (C.54:32B-3).
"Purchaser" means any person purchasing or hiring property or services from another person, the receipts or charges from which are taxable by an ordinance authorized under P.L.1992, c.165 (C.40:54D-1 et seq.).
"Sports authority" means the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority established pursuant to P.L.1971, c.137 (C.5:10-1 et seq.).
"Tourism" means activities involved in providing and marketing services and products, including accommodations, for nonresidents and residents who travel to and in New Jersey for recreation and pleasure.
"Tourism assessment" means an assessment on the rent for every occupancy of a room or rooms in a hotel subject to taxation pursuant to subsection (d) of section 3 of the "Sales and Use Tax Act," P.L.1966, c.30 (C.54:32B-3).
"Tourism development activities" include operations of the authority to carry out its statutory duty to promote, advertise and market the district, including making beach operation offset payments.
"Tourism development fee" means a fee imposed by ordinance pursuant to section 15 of P.L.1992, c.165 (C.40:54D-15).
"Tourism improvement and development district" or "district" means an area within two or more contiguous municipalities within a county of the sixth class established pursuant to ordinance enacted by those municipalities, for the purposes of promoting the acquisition, construction, maintenance, operation and support of a tourism project, and to devote the revenue and the proceeds from taxes upon predominantly tourism related retail receipts and from tourism development fees to the purposes as herein defined.
"Tourist industry" means the industry consisting of private and public organizations which directly or indirectly provide services and products to nonresidents and residents who travel to and in New Jersey for recreation and pleasure.
"Tourism lodging" means any dwelling unit, other than a dwelling unit in a hotel the rent for which is subject to taxation under the "Sales and Use Tax Act," P.L.1966, c.30 (C.54:32B-1 et seq.), regardless of the form of ownership of the unit, rented with or without a lease, whether rented by the owner or by an agent for the owner.
"Vendor" means a person selling or hiring property or services to another person, the receipts or charges from which are taxable by an ordinance authorized under P.L.1992, c.165 (C.40:54D-1 et seq.).
"Wildwood convention center facility" means the project authorized by paragraph (12) of subsection a. of section 6 of P.L.1971, c.137 (C.5:10-6).
L.1992,c.165,s.3; amended 1997, c.273, s.1; 2002, c.72, s.2; 2005, c.78.
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