40:54D-31. Authorization to collect rates, charges, fees for use of projects
31. a. The authority is authorized to fix, revise, charge and collect rates, charges and fees for the use of a convention center facility or other tourism project and the different parts or sections thereof. The rates, charges and fees shall be so fixed and adjusted as to effectuate the purposes of this act and in any event to carry out and perform the terms and provisions of any contract with or for the benefit of holders of bonds or notes. The charges shall not be subject to supervision or regulation by any other commission, board, bureau or agency of the State or subdivision of the State, except as provided in the "Local Authorities Fiscal Control Law," P.L.1983, c.313 (C.40A:5A-1 et seq.). The use and disposition of charges and revenues shall be subject to the provisions of any resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds or notes.
b. The authority is authorized to contract with any person, partnership, association, corporation or federal, State or local government entity or subdivision thereof desiring the use of any part of a project, including the right-of-way adjoining a paved portion, for operation or placing thereon telephone, telegraph, electric light or power lines, gas stations, garages, stores, hotels, or restaurants, or for any other purpose, and to fix the terms, conditions, rents and rates of charges for that use. No contract shall be required, and no rent, fee or other charge of any kind shall be imposed, for the use and occupation for the installation, construction, use, operation, maintenance or repair, renewal, relocation or removal of tracks, pipes, mains, conduits, cables, wires, towers, holes or other equipment or appliances in, on, along, over or under any project by any public utility as defined in section R.S.27:7-1 which is subject to taxation pursuant to either P.L.1940, c.4 (C.54:30A-16 et seq.) or P.L.1940, c.5 (C.54:30A-49 et seq.), or pursuant to any other law imposing a tax for the privilege of using the public streets, highways, roads or other public places in the State.
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