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New Jersey Statutes Title 32. Interstate and Port Authorities and Commissions 32 § 1-35.33

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If for the purposes of establishing marine terminals or purposes incidental thereto, including temporary construction purposes, the Port Authority shall find it necessary or convenient to acquire any real property as herein defined, whether for immediate or future use, the Port Authority may find and determine that such property, whether a fee simple absolute or a lesser interest, is required for a public use, and upon such determination the said property shall be and shall be deemed to be required for such public use until otherwise determined by the Port Authority.

The Port Authority may acquire and is hereby authorized to acquire such property, whether a fee simple absolute or a lesser estate, by condemnation or the exercise of the right of eminent domain under and pursuant to the Revised Statutes of New Jersey, Title 20:1-1 et seq., or at the option of the Port Authority as provided in section fifteen of chapter forty-three of the laws of one thousand nine hundred and forty-seven for the condemnation of real property for air terminal purposes, or pursuant to such other and alternate procedure as may be provided by law.  Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the Port Authority from bringing any action to remove a cloud on title or such other actions as it may, in its discretion, deem proper and necessary, or acquiring any such property by negotiation or purchase.

In the event the Port Authority shall deem that the use by it of any real property for any purpose hereunder will be necessary either immediately or by a definite future date, it may file with any complaint in any action for condemnation brought pursuant to law or at any time thereafter a notice that it requires the possession thereof, either immediately or at a date specified in such notice.  In such event, the Port Authority shall cause a duplicate of such notice and an affidavit of the filing thereof to be recorded in the office in which deeds are required to be recorded in the county wherein the land involved is situated and upon such recording the Port Authority may enter upon and shall be entitled to the possession, use and occupation of such real property at the time specified in said notice without judicial proceedings;  provided, that it shall first deposit with the court a sum equal to the assessed valuation of such real property, or in the event that the assessed valuation thereof cannot be readily ascertained such sum as in the judgment of the Port Authority shall be sufficient as compensation for the real property acquired.  The sum so deposited with the court shall be applied to the satisfaction of any award thereafter made in any action for condemnation.  Such filing and recording of said notice shall be conclusive evidence of the entry upon and appropriation of said property by the Port Authority, and title to said property shall vest in the Port Authority on the date specified in such notice.  The power of the Port Authority to acquire real property by condemnation hereunder shall be a continuing power, and no exercise thereof shall be deemed to exhaust it.

Nothing herein contained shall be construed to permit the taking by the Port Authority of any property owned by any railroad or railway corporation, or by any other corporation, which is a “public utility” as defined in section 48:2-13 of the Revised Statutes, and devoted to use by such corporation in its operations, or acquired prior to the effective date of this act and held for such use, without the authority or consent of such corporation.

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