Section: Definitions regarding motor vehicle, traffic violations.
1. There shall be appropriated annually by the Legislature for each State fiscal year an amount not less than $34,825,000 for the Municipal Efficiency Promotion Aid Program. Prior to the adoption of rules and regulations by the Local Finance Board pursuant to section 9 of P.L.2007, c.54 (C.52:27D-18.2), the amount appropriated shall be distributed to municipalities on or before September 1 of the State fiscal year in proportion to the number of residents of each municipality as determined pursuant to the most recent federal decennial census. In the second year following the adoption of regulations by the Local Finance Board pursuant to section 9 of P.L.2007, c.54 (C.52:27D-18.2), amounts appropriated to municipalities shall be distributed as aid to reward those municipalities that meet the performance measures promulgated by the board. The payment of Municipal Efficiency Promotion Aid Program aid shall be used solely and exclusively by each municipality for the purpose of reducing the amount the municipality is required to raise by local property tax levy for municipal purposes. If the amount of the payment exceeds the amount required to be raised by local property tax levy for municipal purposes, the balance of the payment shall be used to reduce the amount the municipality is required to collect for county purposes, notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other law to the contrary. The Local Finance Board shall certify annually that each municipality has complied with the requirements set forth herein.
L.1995,c.247,s.1; amended 2007, c.54, s.10.
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