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Section: Definitions relative to the Atlantic City Tourism District.

Statute: 13:1E-218

6. a. The organization under contract with the department pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1999, c.418 (C.13:1E-99.2b et al.) on the effective date of P.L.2002, c.128 (C.13:1E-213 et al.) shall administer a Statewide public information and education program concerning antilittering activities and other aspects of responsible solid waste handling behavior as part of the Clean Communities Program. b. The contract to administer the Clean Communities Statewide public information and education program concerning antilittering activities and other aspects of responsible solid waste handling behavior shall provide (1) the terms and conditions of the contract; (2) conditions under which the contract may be terminated and grant funds recaptured by the Department of Environmental Protection; and (3) that the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and the State Treasurer, or their designees, are included as members on the Board of Trustees of the organization. c. The contract shall be for a period of two years and a contract recipient shall be eligible for a subsequent contract unless the recipient is otherwise disqualified or fails to meet the conditions provided in subsection d. of this section. d. An organization may be awarded a contract with the department if it meets the following criteria: (1) the organization is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C.s.501(c)(3)); (2) the organization qualifies for tax deductible contributions under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) or (viii) of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C.s.170(b)(1)(A)(vi) or (viii)); (3) the organization is incorporated under and subject to the provisions of Title 15 of the Revised Statutes or Title 15A of the New Jersey Statutes and the "Charitable Registration and Investigation Act," P.L.1994, c.16 (C.45:17A-18 et seq.); (4) the sole purpose of the organization is the funding and administration of a Statewide public information and education program concerning antilittering activities and other aspects of responsible solid waste handling behavior as part of the Clean Communities Program; (5) the organization demonstrates that it has raised funds or has the capability to raise funds from the private sector for the same purposes moneys in the Clean Communities Program Fund are appropriated; and (6) the membership of the governing board of the organization consists of representatives of private sector companies or organizations that were subject to the provisions of section 6 of P.L.1985, c.533 (C.13:1E-99.1) prior to December 31, 2000, representatives of the public sector who are local clean community coordinators duly appointed by their county or municipal governing bodies, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and the State Treasurer or their designees, and representatives of community organizations, academia and organizations that have an interest in litter prevention and education. L.2002,c.128,s.6.

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