Bill Text: NJ A4734 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Appropriates $1,190,349 from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues to NJ Historic Trust for historic site management grants to certain historic preservation projects and associated administrative expenses.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-8-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-01-31 - Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (37-0) [A4734 Detail]

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ASSEMBLY, No. 4734

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED OCTOBER 29, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  R. BRUCE LAND

District 1 (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland)

Assemblyman  ADAM J. TALIAFERRO

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

Assemblyman  RAJ MUKHERJI

District 33 (Hudson)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Andrzejczak, Armato, Mazzeo, Burzichelli, Freiman, Assemblywomen Murphy, Downey, Assemblymen Houghtaling, Verrelli, Assemblywomen Carter, Reynolds-Jackson, Assemblymen Kennedy, DeAngelo and Zwicker

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Appropriates $1,190,349 from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues to NJ Historic Trust for historic site management grants to certain historic preservation projects and associated administrative expenses.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act appropriating $1,190,349 from constitutionally dedicated corporation business tax revenues for the purpose of providing grants, as awarded by the New Jersey Historic Trust, for certain historic preservation projects and associated administrative expenses.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.  a.  There is appropriated to the New Jersey Historic Trust the following sums for the purpose of providing historic site management grants as listed in subsection b. of this section as awarded by the New Jersey Historic Trust, for historic preservation projects approved as eligible for such funding:

     (1)   $1,026,621 from dedicated corporation business tax revenues pursuant to Article VIII, Section II, paragraph 6 of the State Constitution in the "Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund," established pursuant to section 9 of the "Preserve New Jersey Act," P.L.2016, c.12 (C.13:8C-51); and

     (2)   $11,000 from the unexpended balances of dedicated corporation business tax revenues pursuant to Article VIII, Section II, paragraph 6 of the State Constitution in the Diesel Risk Mitigation Fund - Constitutional Dedication account made available for this purpose pursuant to the provisions of P.L.2018, c.53.

     b.  The following historic preservation projects are eligible for funding in the form of historic site management grants, as awarded by the New Jersey Historic Trust, using moneys appropriated pursuant to subsection a. of this section:

 

County

Municipality

Name of

Organization

Project Name

Grant Award

 

Atlantic

Atlantic City

Atlantic City

 

Fire Station #8

$50,000

Bergen

Ridgewood Village

 

The James Rose Center

 

James C. Rose Residence

 

37,224

Burlington

Florence Township

 

Roebling Museum

Roebling Wire Company

 

36,415

Camden

Haddonfield Borough

 

Historical Society of Haddonfield

 

Greenfield Hall

 

24,352

Cape May

Lower Township

 

Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation

 

Hangar #1

29,813

Cape May

Lower Township

Historic Cold Spring Village Foundation

 

Historic Cold Spring Village Historic District

 

37,107

Cape May

Lower Township

 

Lower Township

Judge Nathaniel Foster House

38,850

Cumberland

Bridgeton City

Cumberland County

Cumberland County Courthouse

 

50,000

Cumberland

Greenwich Township

 

Greenwich Township

Old Stone School

11,109

Gloucester

Glassboro Borough

Glassboro Historic Preservation Commission

 

West Jersey Depot Train Station (Glassboro Train Station)

 

7,500

Gloucester

Washington Township

 

Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission

 

George Morgan Stone House

5,001

 

Gloucester

Woolwich Township

 

Gloucester County Historical Society

 

Moravian Church

43,186

Hudson

Hoboken City

Hoboken City

Hoboken Firehouses & Fireman's Monument

 

37,500

Hudson

Hoboken City

Hoboken Public Library Board of Trustees

 

Hoboken Free Public Library and Manual Training School

 

50,000

Hunterdon

Flemington Borough

Hunterdon County Historical Society

 

Mahlon Fisher Residence (Doric House)

20,625

Hunterdon

Kingwood Township

 

Kingwood Township

William Lindsay White House

30,000

Mercer

Hamilton Township

 

Historical Society of Hamilton Township, Inc.

 

Isaac Pearson House

50,000

Mercer

Pennington Borough

The Watershed Institute

 

Andrew & Hannah Drake Farmstead/Brookdale Farm

 

49,090

Mercer

Trenton City

Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund

 

In and Out Social Club

22,500

 

Middlesex

North Brunswick Township

 

North Brunswick Historical Society, Inc.

 

Buckelew/Austin/Webb/

Pulda Farm Historic District

21,375

Monmouth

Shrewsbury Borough

 

Monmouth County Historical Association

 

Allen House

47,550

Morris

Denville Township

 

Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation, Inc.

 

Ayres' Farm

5,550

Morris

Morristown Town

 

Morris County Historical Society

 

Jacob Ford Powder Mill Site

30,954

Morris

Roxbury Township

 

Roxbury Township

Lafayette School

14,156

Morris

Washington Township

 

Middle Valley Community Center

 

Middle Valley Chapel

5,000

Passaic

Paterson City

Passaic County

 

Lambert Castle

50,000

 

Passaic

Wayne Township

Friends of Passaic County Parks

 

Dey Mansion (Passaic County Interpretive Plan)

 

41,397

Passaic

Wayne Township

 

Wayne Township

Van Riper Hopper House & Van Duyne House

28,500

Somerset

Bedminster Township

 

Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House

 

Voorhees Dutch Barn

50,000

Somerset

Somerville Borough

 

Somerville Borough

Daniel Robert House

23,535

Sussex

Newton Town

 

Sussex County Historical Society

 

Old Newton Academy

34,225

Sussex

Vernon Township

 

Vernon Township Historical Society

 

Black Creek Site

5,107

Union

Clark Township

Union County

Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge

50,000

 

TOTAL                                                                                                                      $1,037,621

 

     c.     Any transfer of any funds, or change in project sponsor, site, or type, listed in subsection b. of this section shall require the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee or its successor.

     d.    To the extent that moneys remain available after the projects listed in subsection b. of this section are offered funding pursuant thereto, any project of a local government unit or qualifying tax exempt nonprofit organization that previously received funding for historic preservation purposes appropriated or reappropriated from any Green Acres bond act, any annual appropriations act, or the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund established pursuant to section 21 of P.L.1999, c.152 (C.13:8C-21), or that receives funding pursuant to this act, shall be eligible to receive additional funding, as determined by the New Jersey Historic Trust, subject to the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee or its successor.

     For the purposes of this subsection, "Green Acres bond act" means P.L.2009, c.117, P.L.2007, c.119, P.L.1995, c.204, P.L.1992, c.88, and P.L.1987, c.265.

     e.     The expenditure of moneys appropriated pursuant to this section is subject to the provisions of the "Preserve New Jersey Act," P.L.2016, c.12 (C.13:8C-43 et seq.).

 

     2.  There is appropriated from dedicated corporation business tax revenues pursuant to Article VIII, Section II, paragraph 6 of the State Constitution in the "Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund," established pursuant to section 9 of the "Preserve New Jersey Act," P.L.2016, c.12 (C.13:8C-51), to the New Jersey Historic Trust the sum of $152,728 for the purpose of providing organizational, administrative and other work and services, including salaries, equipment, materials and services necessary to administer the applicable provisions of this act.

 

     3.  There is appropriated from the General Fund to the "Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund," established pursuant to section 9 of the "Preserve New Jersey Act," P.L.2016, c.12 (C.13:8C-51), the sum of $1,179,349 to implement the provisions of this act.

 

     4.  This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     The bill appropriates $1,190,349 to the New Jersey Historic Trust for the purpose of providing historic site management grants, as awarded by the New Jersey Historic Trust, for certain historic preservation projects contained in this bill, and associated administrative expenses.

     The funding in this bill is provided from constitutionally dedicated corporation business tax (CBT) revenues pursuant to Article VIII, Section II, paragraph 6 of the State Constitution, approved by the voters of the State in November 2014, including the unexpended balances in the Diesel Risk Mitigation Fund - Constitutional Dedication account made available for these purposes pursuant to P.L.2018, c.53 (i.e., the FY2019 annual appropriations act).  The "Preserve New Jersey Act" implements for State fiscal years 2017 through 2019, the constitutional dedication of CBT revenues for open space, farmland, and historic preservation.  Specifically, of the funding provided in this bill, $1,179,349 is from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues in the "Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund," and $11,000 is from the unexpended balances in the Diesel Risk Mitigation Fund - Constitutional Dedication account.  The "Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund" was established by section 9 of the "Preserve New Jersey Act." 

     The 33 projects listed in this bill have been approved by the New Jersey Historic Trust and the Garden State Preservation Trust. 

     Historic site management grants support non-construction activities.  Of the projects in this bill:  29 grants will help fund preservation planning projects such as condition assessments, historic structure reports, archaeological investigations, and construction documents; and four grants will help fund projects to improve visitors' experience at historic sites by assessing heritage tourism potential and creating interpretive plans and signage.  All the grants require a match from the recipient.  All of the properties are listed or eligible to be listed in the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places, either individually or within designated historic districts, and the project names in the bill are the names of the properties as they are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and may not reflect the current names of the property.

     The bill also provides that any transfer of any funds to another project, or change in project sponsor, site, or type, listed in the bill would require the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee.  The bill further provides that to the extent there are funds remaining after those projects listed in this bill are offered funding, the New Jersey Historic Trust, with the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee, may use those funds to provide additional funding for historic preservation projects of local government units or qualifying tax-exempt nonprofit organizations previously approved for funding pursuant to various other laws or approved for funding pursuant to this bill.

     Lastly, this bill appropriates $152,728 from the "Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund" to the New Jersey Historic Trust for the purpose of providing funding for the organizational, administrative and other work and services, including salaries, equipment, materials and services necessary to administer the applicable provisions of this bill.

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