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  • NJ A4189
  • Extends duration of first five designated UEZs for two additional years; specifies permissible use of UEZ funds; requires DCA Commissioner to assess and issue report on UEZ program.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill extends the duration of the first five designated urban enterprise zones (UEZ) for two years beyond the date the five UEZs are scheduled to expire, thus continuing their participation in the Urban Enterprise Zone Program. The UEZs are located in the cities of Bridgeton, Camden, Newark, Plainfield, and Trenton. The bill specifies that the two-year extension of the UEZs will occur automatically by operation of law. The bill authorizes qualifying retail businesses in the UEZs to continue to charge and collect the State's sales and use tax (SUT) at one-half of the normal rate. The bill provides that, after dedicating 10 percent of the reduced-rate SUT revenues to the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority, all remaining revenues are to be appropriated for use by the UEZs. The bill amends current law to restrict the use of funds to economic development and job creation purposes. Further, the bill requires the Commissioner of Community Affairs (commissioner) to review and analyze the Urban Enterprise Zone Program and issue a report on the commissioner's findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature no later than six months from the effective date of the bill. The report is to assess whether, as UEZs expire, an alternative, location-based program to assist fiscally distressed municipalities is appropriate, and, if so, the commissioner is to recommend the parameters of such a program that would provide a sufficient return on State investment.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Budget and Appropriations, Commerce and Economic Development, Economic Growth, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate, Received by the Assembly
Conditional Veto, Received in the Assembly  (on 2/13/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
2/13/2017 S Conditional Veto, Received in the Assembly
12/19/2016 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (54-23-0)
12/19/2016 A Received in the Assembly, 2nd Reading on Concurrence
12/19/2016 S Passed by the Senate (24-12)
12/19/2016 S Substituted for S2670 (2R)
12/15/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
12/15/2016 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (10:00 12/15/2016 Committee Room 4, 1st Floor)
12/12/2016 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
12/12/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
12/12/2016 Senate Economic Growth Hearing (10:30 12/12/2016 Committee Room 1, 1st Floor)
12/5/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
11/21/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (56-15-0)
10/27/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
10/6/2016 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
10/6/2016 Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Hearing (13:00 10/6/2016 Committee Room 16, Fourth Floor)
9/22/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 12/19/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 24 12 4
Detail 12/19/2016 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2670 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 12/19/2016 Assembly Floor: Concur in Senate Amendments 54 23 3
Detail 12/15/2016 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported with Amendments 8 3 2
Detail 12/12/2016 Senate Economic Growth Committee: Reported with Amendments 3 2 0
Detail 11/21/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 56 15 8
Detail 10/27/2016 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 8 3 0
Detail 10/6/2016 Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee: Reported with Amendments 9 2 1