New Jersey Statutes Title 40A. Municipalities and Counties 40A § 65-3

As used in sections 1 through 35 of P.L.2007, c. 63 ( C.40A:65-1 through C.40A:65-35 ):

Board” means the Local Finance Board in the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs.

Construct” and “construction” connote and include acts of construction, reconstruction, replacement, extension, improvement and betterment of lands, public improvements, works, facilities, services or undertakings.

Contracting local units” means local units participating in a joint meeting or regional service agency.

Director” means the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs.

Division” means the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs.

Governing body” means the board, commission, council, or other body having the control of the finances of a local unit;  and in those local units in which an executive officer is authorized by law to participate in such control through powers of recommendation, approval, or veto, the term includes that executive officer, to the extent of the officer's statutory participation.

Joint contract” means:  (1) an agreement between two or more local units to form a joint meeting, entered into before the date of enactment of P.L.2019, c. 433 ( C.40A:65-3.1 et al.)  1;  or (2) an agreement between two or more local units to form a regional service agency, entered into on or after the date of enactment of P.L.2019, c. 433 ( C.40A:65-3.1 et al.).

Joint meeting” means the joint operation of any public services, public improvements, works, facilities, or other undertaking by contracting local units pursuant to a joint contract under section 14 of P.L.2007, c. 63 ( C.40A:65-14 ), entered into before the date of enactment of P.L.2019, c. 433 ( C.40A:65-3.1 et al.).

Local unit” means a “contracting unit” pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1971, c. 198 ( C.40A:11-2 ), a “district” pursuant to N.J.S.18A:18A-2 , a “county college” pursuant to N.J.S.18A:64A-1 , a joint meeting or regional service agency, as defined in this section, or any authority or special district that is subject to the “Local Authorities Fiscal Control Law,” P.L.1983, c. 313 ( C.40A:5A-1 et seq. ).

Operate” and “operation” mean and include acquisition, construction, maintenance, management, and administration of any lands, public improvements, works, facilities, services, or undertakings.

Person” means any person, association, corporation, nation, State, or any agency or subdivision thereof, or a county or municipality of the State.

Regional service agency” means the joint operation of any public services, public improvements, works, facilities, or other undertaking by contracting local units pursuant to a joint contract under section 14 of P.L.2007, c. 63 ( C.40A:65-14 ), entered into on or after the date of enactment of P.L.2019, c. 433 ( C.40A:65-3.1 et al.).

Service” means any of the powers, duties and functions exercised or performed by a local unit by or pursuant to law.

Shared service” or “shared” means any service provided on a regional, joint, interlocal, shared, or similar basis between local units, the provisions of which are memorialized by agreement between the participating local units, but, for the purposes of this act, does not include any specific service or activity regulated by some other law, rule or regulation.

Shared service agreement” or “agreement” means a contract authorized under section 4 of P.L.2007, c. 63 ( C.40A:65-4 ).

Terminal leave benefit” means a single, lump sum payment, paid at termination, calculated using the regular base salary at the time of termination.

1 L.2019, c. 433, enacted January 21, 2020.

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