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Statute: 52:39-5

5. a. Each recipient corporation of a development subsidy shall file with the granting body, on a form prepared by the State Treasurer, a progress report no later than 30 business days after the end of each State fiscal year, beginning with the end of the first full State fiscal year after the date of the development subsidy, for the duration of the development subsidy or for five years, whichever period is longer. The report shall include the following information for the State fiscal year just ended: (1) The application tracking number, except in the case of a development subsidy which has no application tracking number because the development subsidy was in effect prior to the 180th day after the effective date of this act; (2) The name, street and mailing addresses, phone number and chief officers of the granting body and the recipient corporation; (3) A summary of the number of jobs created, retained or lost inside New Jersey, broken down by full-time, part-time and temporary jobs, and the average annual rates of pay and benefits; (4) The number of current employees provided health benefits, and the number of new employees anticipated to be provided health benefits; (5) The comparison of the total employment in New Jersey by the corporate parent of the recipient corporation on the date of the application and the date of the report, broken down by full-time, part-time and temporary jobs; (6) A statement as to whether the use of the development subsidy during the previous fiscal year has reduced employment at any New Jersey site controlled by the recipient corporation or its corporate parent; and (7) A signed certification by the chief officer of the recipient corporation that the progress report is accurate. b. Not later than 30 days after the end of the second full State fiscal year after the date of the development subsidy, the recipient corporation shall file with the granting body a two-year progress report, certified by the chief officer of the recipient corporation, which shall include: (1) The same information as required to be included in reports filed pursuant to subsection a. of this section; (2) A statement of whether the recipient corporation has achieved the job creation and retention and wage and benefit rate goals projected in the recipient corporation's application; and (3) If the goals are not met, a full disclosure of the amount of any shortfall in job creation and retention rates at the project site inside New Jersey and wage and benefit rates compared to the goals and compared to job creation and retention goals and wage and benefit rates projected in the recipient corporation's application. c. The granting body shall review each report filed by the recipient corporation and conduct such further investigations as may be required to verify or correct the information in the report and submit the verified or corrected report to the State Treasurer not later than 30 business days after the report is filed by the recipient corporation. d. The recipient corporation shall provide the granting body and the State Treasurer access to the project site and records at reasonable times as needed to monitor the project and verify the accuracy of the information provided in reports made by the recipient corporation. If a recipient corporation fails to file a report by the required due date, the granting body may impose an administrative fine of not more than $500 per day to commence upon the tenth working day after the due date, and not more than $1,000 per day to commence on the twentieth working day after the due date. If a recipient corporation fails to provide the required access, the granting body may impose an administrative fine of not more than $500 per day to commence upon the fifth working day that access is denied, and of not more than $1,000 per day to commence upon the tenth working day that access is denied. e. A granting body may assess from recipient corporations whatever fees it determines to be necessary, but in no case fees greater than 0.25% of the value of a development subsidy if the development subsidy is a loan provided by the granting body, 0.1% of the value of the development subsidy if the development subsidy is a loan guarantee provided by the granting body or tax-exempt financing authorized by the granting body, or greater than 1.0% of the value if the development subsidy is not a loan, tax-exempt financing or loan guarantee, to pay for the costs of the granting body to carry out its responsibilities under this act, including the processing of applications for development subsidies, reviewing and verifying reports of recipient corporations and monitoring the compliance of recipient corporations with the requirements of this act, maintaining and making available records and, in the case of the State Treasurer, producing the annual Unified Economic Development Budget Report as provided in section 6 of this act and providing, as part of the annual budget request of the Governor, a comprehensive presentation of the costs of all development subsidies to the State. L.2007, c.200, s.5.

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