Section: Capias; grounds in action founded upon contract
1. As used in this act:
"Business" means a corporation; sole proprietorship; partnership; corporation that has made an election under Subchapter S of Chapter One of Subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any other business entity through which income flows as a distributive share to its owners; limited liability company; nonprofit corporation; or any other form of business organization located either within or outside this State, but excluding any public or private institution of higher education.
"Environmental infrastructure project" means the acquisition, construction, improvement, repair or reconstruction of all or part of any structure, facility or equipment, or real or personal property necessary for or ancillary to any (1) wastewater treatment system project, including any stormwater management or combined sewer overflow abatement projects; or (2) water supply project, as authorized pursuant to P.L.1985, c.334 (C.58:11B-1 et seq.) or P.L.1997, c.224 (C.58:11B-10.1 et al.), including any water resources project, as authorized pursuant to P.L.2003, c.162, but excluding the acquisition, construction, repair, or reconstruction of any building or other improvements to real property, or the acquisition or installation of any equipment or other personal property, that, upon completion, shall constitute a qualified employment incentive facility.
"Financial assistance" means funds made available as a grant or loan, including funds derived as proceeds from the issuance of tax-exempt bonds by the entity providing such assistance.
"Lead public agency" means the public entity designated by the State Treasurer pursuant to section 4 of this act to serve as the point of contact between a business and every State governmental entity having oversight of, or involvement in, a project for which the entity or entities are providing or will provide the business with financial assistance.
"Public entity" means the State, other than the Judicial branch of State government, any county, municipality, district, or other political subdivision thereof, and any agency, authority, or instrumentality of the foregoing, including, but not limited to, any county improvement authority and any economic development agency, authority, or other entity.
"Qualified employment incentive facility" means any building or other structure or portion of a building or other structure that, following the date on which occupation of the building or structure shall have commenced, shall be used exclusively as the premises of a project, related to the creation, relocation, or retention of jobs, that qualifies for incentives under the Business Retention and Relocation Assistance Grant Program established by section 3 of P.L.1996, c.25 (C.34:1B-114), the Business Employment Incentive Program established by section 3 of P.L.1996, c.26 (C.34:1B-126), the corporation business tax credit and insurance premium tax credit certificate transfer program established pursuant to section 17 of P.L.2004, c.65 (C.34:1B-120.2), the sales and use tax exemption certificate program established pursuant to section 20 of P.L.2004, c.65 (C.34:1B-186), the exemption of retail sales of energy and utility service to qualified businesses within an urban enterprise zone from the sales and use tax pursuant to section 23 of P.L.2004, c.65 (C.52:27H-87.1), the urban transit hub tax credit program established pursuant to section 3 of P.L.2007, c.346 (C.34:1B-209), or any other program as the State Treasurer shall deem to be of similar kind and purpose; provided, however, that such exclusive use shall continue for the minimum period of time prescribed by the applicable law or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, or under any project agreement or other contract executed pursuant to such law or regulation, or if no such minimum period shall be so prescribed, for a period of four years.
"Redevelopment project" means a specific work or improvement, including lands, buildings, structures, improvements, real and personal property or any interest therein, including lands under water, riparian rights, space rights and air rights, acquired, owned, cleared, graded, developed or redeveloped, constructed, reconstructed, rehabilitated or improved, undertaken by a developer, but excluding the acquisition, construction, repair, or reconstruction of any building or other improvements to real property, or the acquisition or installation of any equipment or other personal property, that, upon completion, shall constitute a qualified employment incentive facility.
"Remediation" or "remediate" means all necessary actions to investigate and clean up or respond to any known, suspected, or threatened discharge of contaminants, including, as necessary, the preliminary assessment, site investigation, remedial investigation, and remedial action, provided, however, that "remediation" or "remediate" shall not include the payment of compensation for damage to, or loss of, natural resources, and shall not include the acquisition, construction, repair, or reconstruction of any building or other improvements to real property, or the acquisition or installation of any equipment or other personal property, that, upon completion, shall constitute a qualified employment incentive facility.
"State governmental entity" means the Executive and Legislative branches of the State government, any agency or instrumentality of the State, including any board, bureau, commission, corporation, department, or division, any independent State authority, including, but not limited to, any economic development authority or agency, and any State institution of higher education. A county, municipality, or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, shall not be deemed a State governmental entity.
L.2009, c.136, s.1.
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