Section: Effect to be given certain statutory references upon taking effect of acts adopting new Titles 2A and 3A
The money heretofore paid or to be paid to the state of New Jersey by the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company by the terms of the agreement dated the twenty-ninth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-two, between Frank H. Sommer, Louis Focht and Edward L. Young, commissioners acting on behalf of the state of New Jersey pursuant to the act mentioned in section 13:12-3 of this title, and the canal and banking company and the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, together with so much of the interest thereon payable by such railroad company as has not been heretofore otherwise appropriated and also all rents and other income from the property, the title to which is vested in the canal and banking company in trust for the state of New Jersey, and also all moneys received as the purchase price of any such property sold, and all moneys received upon the granting of any consent to the diversion of water, and also any unexpended balance of the rents and other income from such property received during the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, and heretofore appropriated to the department of conservation and development by the act approved March twenty-third, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-three, known as chapter 165 of the laws of 1923, shall constitute a special fund to be known as the "canal fund" . The entire cost of the dismantling of that part of the property, the title to which is vested in the canal and banking company in trust for the state of New Jersey, heretofore maintained as a means of water transportation, including the removal of highway and road bridges heretofore maintained by the canal company and the refilling of the canal bed at these points and the drainage of the canal upon the abandonment of navigation upon the canal and the entire cost of the management and control of the property, the title to which is vested in the canal and banking company in trust for the state of New Jersey, shall be paid from such fund and shall be a first charge thereon, and there is hereby appropriated from such fund, in such amounts as shall be included in any annual or supplemental appropriation bill, so much of such fund as may be necessary promptly to accomplish the work aforesaid. The balance of such fund after all expenses of dismantling the canal and of managing and controlling such property have been met shall be available, up to eight hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, for the purpose of acquiring rights of way for the New Jersey ship canal or for such other purposes as the legislature may determine, but nothing in this section shall in any way be construed to interfere with the provisions of the act entitled "An act appropriating to the board of commerce and navigation for the acquisition of rights of way for the New Jersey ship canal, the moneys heretofore realized and hereafter to be derived, pursuant to the terms of the contract between the commissioners acting for the state of New Jersey and the Morris Canal and Banking Company and the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, which said contract was made pursuant to the provisions of an act entitled "An act to authorize the acquisition by the state of the Morris canal (as defined in this act) in whole or in part and all the stock of the Morris Canal and Banking Company and the rights of all stockholders in said company, and in said canal property, and water rights, and all or in part of the right, title and interest of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company in said canal property and water rights by virtue of its lease of said canal from the Morris Canal and Banking Company, or otherwise; to provide for a commission authorized to negotiate and agree upon terms of settlement with the Morris Canal and Banking Company and the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, in relation to the said canal property and water rights, and to vest in said commission certain powers necessary for carrying out the terms of settlement and to make such other provisions as may be necessary to effectuate the objects aforesaid,' " approved March eleventh, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-two, approved March twenty-first, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-three.
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