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Title: SALE OF SECURITIES
Section: Findings, determinations.
2. The Legislature finds and determines that: a. The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. s.146 et seq., as amended, by the "Tax Reform Act of 1986," Pub.L.99-514, and as thereafter amended, hereinafter referred to as the "Code," imposes an annual limitation on the volume of tax-exempt private activity bonds and the private activity portion of governmental bonds issued after August 15, 1986. b. The Code limits the annual volume of tax-exempt private activity bonds and the private activity portion of governmental bonds for the State of New Jersey to $75.00 per resident for calendar year 1987 and $50.00 per resident for calendar years, thereafter, based on the most recent population estimate provided by the Bureau of the Census before the beginning of the calendar year to which the limitation applies. c. The use of tax-exempt bonds is an effective and necessary method of financing programs for housing, water supply, sewerage treatment, hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal, solid waste disposal, resource recovery and economic development, and such financing promotes and improves the health, safety, welfare and quality of life of the residents of the State. d. The Code establishes a formula for allocation of the volume cap which, pursuant to subsection (e) of section 146 of the Code, was subject to temporary modification by gubernatorial executive order until December 31, 1987. The Code also permits the State to establish by law an alternative formula for allocating the volume cap. e. In accordance with the Code, the Governor by Executive Orders No.147 of 1986 and No.185 of 1988, has heretofore established procedures for the allocation of the State's volume cap on private activity bonds and the private activity portion of governmental bonds within the State under the interim authority provided by the Code. f. There is a Statewide need to assure that the limited amount of tax-exempt private activity bond financing available is used in the most effective manner by issuers of bonds in the State in order to provide the greatest benefits to the State, and that need can best be met by authorizing the Governor to continue to allocate portions of the State's volume cap among issuers. g. The Code as amended further provides for annual limitations on the volume of other types of tax-exempt bonds or taxable bonds issued by governmental entities which may have the benefit of certain tax credits or tax subsidies. Specifically, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub.L. No.111-5, further amended and supplemented the Code to provide for the issuance of certain tax-exempt, tax-credit and tax subsidy types of bonds, including "Recovery Zone Facility Bonds," "Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds," "Qualified School Construction Bonds," "Qualified Zone Academy Bonds" and "Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds." These types of bonds are intended to finance programs to facilitate the economic recovery of the nation, contain limitations on the amount which can be issued throughout the nation and therefore require an allocation of such national limitation among the several states, including the State of New Jersey. h. There is a Statewide need to assure that the limited amount of tax-exempt private activity bond financing and other types of tax-exempt, tax-credit or tax subsidy bond financing which are now authorized under the Code or may be authorized under the Code in the future, is used in the most effective manner by issuers of bonds in the State in order to provide the greatest benefits to the State, and that need can best be met by authorizing the Governor to continue to allocate portions of the State's volume cap among issuers. L.1987, c.393, s.2; amended 2009, c.76, s.3.
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