N.J.S. § 34:1B-21.18 - 'Cigarette Tax Securitization Proceeds Fund'

Cite as:N.J.S. § 34:1B-21.18
Currency:Current through L. 2018, c. 9.
 
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a. The authority shall establish and maintain a special nonlapsing fund to be known as the "Cigarette Tax Securitization Proceeds Fund" into which shall be deposited the following moneys:

(1) the proceeds from the sale of all bonds (other than refunding bonds) issued by the authority pursuant to this act which are remaining after any required deposit to any reserve or other fund established for such bonds or any refunding bonds in accordance with subsection a. of section 4 of this act and after the payment of all costs, fees and other expenses related to, or incurred by the authority or the State in connection with, the issuance of such bonds or any refunding bonds;

(2) any amounts which shall be appropriated by the Legislature for the purposes of such fund; and

(3) any other amounts or funds which the authority shall determine to deposit into such fund.

Moneys on deposit in the Cigarette Tax Securitization Proceeds Fund shall be invested in such obligations as the authority may determine or as shall otherwise be provided in any contract between the authority and the State Treasurer authorized and entered into pursuant to section 6 of this act, and interest or other earnings on any such investments shall be credited to such fund.

b. Amounts on deposit in the Cigarette Tax Securitization Proceeds Fund shall be withdrawn by the authority from time to time, upon written request of the State Treasurer or as otherwise provided in any contract between the authority and the State Treasurer authorized and entered into pursuant to section 6 of this act, and paid to the State Treasurer for deposit into either the General Fund of the State or the Cigarette Tax Securitization Fund, as determined by the State Treasurer, and used for any lawful purpose of the State for which moneys on deposit in the General Fund may be used. All amounts withdrawn from the Cigarette Tax Securitization Proceeds Fund and deposited into the General Fund of the State as provided in this subsection shall represent financial resources and revenues of the State from that fund as certified by the Governor pursuant to Article VIII, Section II, paragraph 2 of the State Constitution for the State annual appropriation act for such State fiscal year, and as may be applicable for such annual appropriation act as may be amended and supplemented from time to time. Notwithstanding any provision of this subsection to the contrary, the State Treasurer shall not request the auth...

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