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After the designation of the first two enterprise zones, the authority may by regulation, from time to time modify, replace or supplement the criteria set forth in subsections c. and d. of section 3 and in sections 10 and 11 of this act 1 so as to develop a complete set of criteria for the qualification of businesses for the benefits of this act, and for the designation of enterprise zones in qualifying municipalities.
No regulation to modify, replace or supplement a criterion shall be adopted by the authority unless the authority has prior to adoption issued a written report to the Governor and the Legislature setting forth: the text of the proposed modification, replacement or supplement; a statement of the authority's reasons for the proposal; the written statement of any authority member dissenting from the authority's proposal; and a statement of the manner in which the proposal will further the legislative intent of this act. Not less than 60 days after the authority report is placed upon the desk of each member of the Legislature, the authority shall hold a public hearing at which any interested person shall be heard. Upon the completion of the public hearing, the regulation may be adopted by the authority in the manner otherwise prescribed by law.
The authority may modify, replace or supplement criteria pursuant to this section, if it finds that:
a. The criteria set forth in this act do not accurately determine the relative burden of poverty, unemployment and general distress among and between areas under consideration for designation as enterprise zones;
b. The criteria do not utilize newly available data, or do utilize data not available or not complete and accurate;
c. The criteria would not assure the eligibility of designated zones for federal government assistance under programs now or hereafter undertaken by the federal government, for which those areas and the municipalities in which they are located would not be eligible in the absence of that designation.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 52. State Government, Departments and Officers 52 § 27H-71 - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-52-state-government-departments-and-officers/nj-st-sect-52-27h-71/
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