46:15-7.1 Supplemental fee for conveyance, transfer of property.
2. a. For each conveyance or transfer of property, the grantor shall pay a supplemental fee of:
(1) (a) $0.25 for each $500.00 of consideration or fractional part thereof not in excess of $150,000.00 recited in the deed;
(b)$0.85 for each $500.00 of consideration or fractional part thereof in excess of $150,000.00 but not in excess of $200,000.00 recited in the deed; and
(c)$1.40 for each $500.00 of consideration or fractional part thereof in excess of $200,000.00 recited in the deed, plus
(2)for a transfer described in subsection (b) of section 4 of P.L.1975, c.176 (C.46:15-10.1), an additional $1.00 for each $500.00 of consideration or fractional part thereof not in excess of $150,000.00 recited in the deed which fee shall be collected by the county recording officer at the time the deed is offered for recording, except as provided by subsection b. of this section.
b.The supplemental fee imposed by subsection a. of this section shall not be imposed on a conveyance or transfer that is made by a deed described in section 6 of P.L.1968, c.49 (C.46:15-10) or on a transfer described in paragraph (1) or paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of section 4 of P.L.1975, c.176 (C.46:15-10.1).
c.The proceeds of the supplemental fees collected by the county recording officer pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall be accounted for and remitted to the county treasurer. An amount equal to $0.25 of the supplemental fee for each $500.00 of consideration or fractional part thereof recited in the deed so collected pursuant to this section shall be retained by the county treasurer for the purposes set forth in subsection d. of this section, and the balance shall be remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit to the Extraordinary Aid Account, which shall be established as an account in the General Fund. Payments shall be made to the State Treasurer on the tenth day of each month following the month of collection.
d.From the proceeds of the supplemental fees collected by the county recording officer pursuant to subsection a. of this section and retained by the county treasurer pursuant to subsection c. of this section, a county that received funding in State fiscal year 2003 for the support of public health services pursuant to the provisions of the Public Health Priority Funding Act of 1977, P.L.1966, c.36 (C.26:2F-1 et seq.) shall, at a minimum, fund its priority health services under that act in subsequent years at the same level as the level at which those services were funded in State fiscal year 2003 pursuant to the annual appropriations act for that fiscal year as the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Senior Services shall determine. In any county, amounts of supplemental fees retained that are in excess of the amounts required to be used for the funding of the county's priority health services under this subsection shall be used by the county for general county purposes.
e.The Legislature shall annually appropriate the entire balance of the Extraordinary Aid Account for the purposes of providing extraordinary special education aid pursuant to section 13 of P.L.2007, c.260 (C.18A:7F-55) and "Municipal Property Tax Relief Act" extraordinary aid pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1991, c.63 (C.52:27D-118.35).
f.Every deed subject to the supplemental fee required by this section, which is in fact recorded, shall be conclusively deemed to have been entitled to recording, notwithstanding that the amount of the consideration shall have been incorrectly stated, or that the correct amount of the supplemental fee, if any, shall not have been paid, and no such defect shall in any way affect or impair the validity of the title conveyed or render the same unmarketable; but the person or persons required to pay that supplemental fee at the time of recording shall be and remain liable to the county recording officer for the payment of the proper amount thereof.
L.2003, c.113, s.2; amended 2007, c.260, s.80.
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