Bill Text: NJ S3235 | 2020-2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Appropriates $11,777,499 from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues to NJ Historic Trust for grants for certain historic preservation projects and associated administrative expenses.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-11 - Substituted by A5113 [S3235 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2020-S3235-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 3235

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED DECEMBER 7, 2020

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JAMES BEACH

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Appropriates $11,777,499 from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues to NJ Historic Trust for grants for certain historic preservation projects and associated administrative expenses.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act appropriating $11,777,499 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 sum of $10,777,499 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), for the purpose of providing capital preservation grants as listed in subsection b. of this section and historic site management grants as listed in subsection c. of this section as awarded by the New Jersey Historic Trust, for historic preservation projects approved as eligible for such funding.

     b.    The following historic preservation projects are eligible for funding in the form of capital preservation 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

NJ State Park Service

 

Absecon Lighthouse

 

$88,560

Atlantic

Margate City

Save Lucy Committee, Inc.

 

Lucy, the Margate Elephant

673,668

Burlington

Fieldsboro Boro

Borough of Fieldsboro

White Hill Mansion

24,000

 

 

 

 

 

Burlington

 

Mt. Holly Twp

Burlington County

 

Burlington County Prison

526,500

Camden

Camden City

 

Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc.

 

USS New Jersey

500,000

Cape May

Cape May City

Cape May MAC

 

Emlen Physick Estate

 

81,620

Essex

Newark City

Newark Performing Arts Corp.

Salaam Temple (Symphony Hall)

 

 

 

750,000

Essex

West Orange

Twp

Llewellyn Park Preservation Foundation, Inc.

 

Llewellyn Park Historic District

150,000

Hudson

Jersey City

Save Ellis Island Inc

Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island & Liberty Island

 

560,422

Mercer

Hopewell Boro

Borough of Hopewell

Hopewell Railroad Station 

 

249,907

Monmouth

West Long Branch Boro

Monmouth University

 

Shadow Lawn

 

750,000

Morris

Boonton Town

Town of Boonton

 

Stone Arch Bridge 

320,000

Morris

Morristown Town

Morris County Park Commission

 

Speedwell Village

 

115,000

Morris

Roxbury Twp

 

Lake Hopatcong Foundation

 

Landing Railroad Station 

$254,879

Morris

Roxbury Twp

Roxbury Historic Trust, Inc.

 

King Store and Homestead

 

177,127

Ocean

Barnegat Twp

Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders

 

Mary Etta Cox House

 

750,000

Passaic

Clifton City

City of Clifton

 

US Animal Quarantine Station

 

300,750

Passaic

Paterson City

County of Passaic

Passaic County Regrant Program

 

500,000

Passaic

Paterson City

 

New Jersey Community Development Corporation

 

First Presbyterian Church of Paterson

750,000

Passaic

Ringwood Boro

 

NJ State Park Service

Ringwood Manor

550,000

Salem

Salem City

Stand Up For Salem

Broadway Historic District   (J.C. Penney)

 

630,000

Somerset

Warren Twp

Township of Warren

 

Mount Bethel Baptist Meeting

 

 

 

218,495

Union

Scotch Plains Twp

 

Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Frazee House Inc.  

 

Elizabeth and Gershom Frazee House

337,161

Warren

Franklin Twp

Musconetcong Watershed Assoc.

Hoffman Grist Mill

525,000

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

$9,783,089

     c.     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

 

Bergen

Englewood City

Woman's Club of Englewood

Brinckerhoff Carriage House

 

$39,600

Bergen

Fair Lawn Boro

The Radburn Association

 

Radburn

42,255

Bergen

Fort Lee Boro

Palisades Parks Conservancy

 

Palisades Interstate Park

50,000

Camden

Camden City

City of Camden

Camden City Hall

 

50,000

Camden

Camden City

Newton Monthly Meeting

 

Newton Friends Meetinghouse

21,390

Cumberland

Vineland City

Siloam Cemetery Association

 

Siloam Cemetery

30,000

Cumberland

Vineland City

Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society

 

Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society Building

 

20,790

Essex

Montclair Twp

Montclair History Center

   

Israel Crane House

45,150

Hunterdon

High Bridge Boro

Borough of High Bridge

Solitude House 

 

25,500

Mercer

Hopewell Twp

 

Mercer County Park Commission

 

Pleasant Valley Historic District

46,937

Mercer

Trenton City

City of Trenton

 

Mercer Cemetery  

50,000

Mercer

Trenton City

First Presbyterian Church of Trenton

 

First Presbyterian Church

44,482

Mercer

Trenton City

New Jersey Historic Trust

Discover New Jersey License Plate Program

 

50,000

Mercer

Trenton City

Trent House Association

 

William Trent House

42,360

Middlesex

Jamesburg Boro

Borough of Jamesburg   

Ensley-Mount-Buckalew House

 

48,750

Middlesex

Metuchen Boro

Borough of Metuchen  

Middlesex Avenue/Woodwild Park Historic District

 

15,000

Middlesex

New Brunswick City

 

Rutgers University  

Queen's Campus

22,275

Monmouth

Middletown Twp

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

 

Grover House  

22,291

Monmouth

Rumson Boro

SLTCC Landmark Friends, Inc.  

Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club

 

17,738

Morris

Denville Twp

Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation, Inc.

 

Ayres' Farm (Ayres Knuth Farmstead)

29,738

Morris

Madison Boro

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

Madison Public Library and the James Building

 

50,000

Morris

Mendham Boro

Borough of Mendham  

Phoenix House

12,000

Morris

Morristown Twp

Morris Museum

Twin Oaks (Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen Residence)

 

30,180

Passaic

Paterson City

City of Paterson

 

Great Falls / S.U.M Historic District (ATP Site)

 

50,000

Passaic

Wayne Twp

County of Passaic

 

Dey Mansion

19,443

Somerset

Franklin Twp

NJ State Park Service

Six Mile Run Historic District

 

23,531

Somerset

Montgomery Twp

Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum  

 

Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

 

50,000

Union

Plainfield City

Jerusalem Lodge No. 26 F & AM  

Plainfield Masonic Temple

 

45,000

TOTAL

 

 

 

$994,410

 

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

     e.     To the extent that moneys remain available after the projects listed in subsection b. or c. of this section are offered funding pursuant thereto, any project 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.

     f.     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 to the New Jersey Historic Trust from 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 $1,000,000 for paying administrative costs associated with administering the applicable provisions of P.L.2016, c.12 (C.13:8C-43 et seq.).

 

     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 $11,777,499 to implement the provisions of this act.

 

     4.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     The bill appropriates $11,777,499 to the New Jersey Historic Trust for grants for certain historic preservation projects contained in the 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 2014The "Preserve New Jersey Act" implements the constitutional dedication of CBT revenues for open space, farmland, and historic preservation.  The "Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund" was established by section 9 of the "Preserve New Jersey Act." 

     The funding contained in this bill will be used to provide capital preservation grants for 24 projects, totaling $9,783,089, and historic site management grants for 28 projects, totaling $994,410.  In addition, the bill appropriates $1 million to the New Jersey Historic Trust for administrative expenses incurred in the implementation of the "Preserve New Jersey Act."

     Capital preservation grants fund the restoration, preservation, repair, and rehabilitation of historic sites for new or continued use by nonprofit organizations or local governments.  There are three levels of capital preservation grants:  Level I grants of $5,000 to $150,000; Level II grants of $150,001 to $750,000; and Multi-Phase Level II grants range of $500,000 to $750,000.  Historic site management grants help fund preservation planning projects, such as condition assessments, historic structure reports, archaeological investigations, construction documents, and heritage tourism initiatives to improve visitors' experiences at historic sites.  All of 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. 

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

     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 the 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, provided those projects were previously approved for funding pursuant to various other laws or approved for funding pursuant to this bill.

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