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Section: Statewide Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Program Fund

Statute: 13:1E-99.37

a. The "Statewide Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Program Fund" is established as a special account in the Department of the Treasury. The fund shall be administered by the State Treasurer and shall be the depository of all moneys appropriated by the Legislature pursuant to this 1987 amendatory and supplementary or any subsequent act for the purposes of assisting counties and municipalities in the implementation of the county and municipal recycling program requirements of sections 3, 4 and 6 of this amendatory and supplementary act, and for studies of markets for recyclable materials as provided in section 48 of this amendatory and supplementary act. b. The moneys in the fund shall be allocated and used to provide State aid to counties and municipalities for implementing the recycling program requirements of sections 3, 4 and 6 of this amendatory and supplementary act. The amount of this State aid shall be calculated based on the proportion which the housing units of a county or municipality bears to the total housing units in the State, except that no municipality shall receive less than .001% of the amount apportioned to aid all municipalities. Total housing units shall be determined using the most recent federal decennial population estimates for New Jersey and its municipalities filed in the office of the Secretary of State. c. Within 30 days of the effective date of this amendatory and supplementary act, the State Treasurer shall pay and distribute to the chief fiscal officer of every county and municipality in this State, from moneys in the "Statewide Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Program Fund," an amount equal to the local government unit's proportionate share of the State aid as calculated pursuant to subsection b. of this section. L. 1987, c. 102, s. 45.

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