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As used in this act,
“Assets” means all property, both real, personal or mixed, tangible or intangible, of any type and all rights, easements, privileges or interests of any kind or description in, relating to, or connected with property, including but not limited to, land, buildings, plants, structures, institutions, water supply facilities, resource recovery facilities, sewage treatment facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, transportation facilities, highways, parking facilities, equipment, motor vehicles, rolling stock, machinery, furniture, leasehold improvements, fixtures, space rights, development rights, and air rights.
“Benefits” means benefits, including but not limited to tax benefits, which the State enjoys as a result of its ownership, use or occupancy of its assets of which the State cannot take advantage but which would have value to an investor if those assets were transferred to the investor.
“Investor” means a person who enters into a structured financing transaction pursuant to which the investor agrees to pay consideration to the State in return for the transfer to the investor of the State's benefits enjoyed in connection with certain State assets.
“Land” means real property, including improvements thereof or thereon, rights-of-way, lands under water, water, riparian and other rights, easements, privileges and all other rights or interest of any kind or description in, relating to or connected with real property.
“Net receipt” means the State receipt less the amount deposited into the State payment account.
“Payment bank” means a bank, trust company, savings bank, investment company, financial institution or any other person carrying on a banking or financial business which may be selected by the State to hold the State payment account in connection with a structured financing transaction.
“State asset” means any asset that the State owns, or leases, operates or otherwise has a property interest therein in conjunction with other State agencies and State authorities.
“State receipt” means an amount of money paid to the State by the investor representing the consideration paid by the investor to the State pursuant to a structured financing agreement.
“State payment account” means an account to be established with a payment bank by the State and used to pay the State's payment obligations under a structured financing agreement.
“State authority” means a public body established by statute as an instrumentality of the State exercising public and essential governmental functions.
“State agency” means a department, division, commission, board, bureau or agency of the State.
“Structured financing agreement” means an agreement, contract or action taken to authorize, implement and finance a structured financing transaction including, but not limited to, lease and sublease agreements, State payment account agreements, escrow deposit agreements, mortgages, security agreements, pledge agreements, trust agreements, service agreements, letter of credit agreements, operating agreements, financing agreements including credit agreements, line of credit agreements, revolving credit agreements, interest rate exchange agreements, insurance contracts, surety bonds, purchase or sale agreement, or commitments or other contracts or agreements entered into in connection with a structured financing transaction.
“Structured financing transaction” means a transaction, or series of transactions, evidenced by one or more structured financing agreements, pursuant to which the State conveys to an investor in return for a State receipt all or a portion of its interest in State assets, including but not limited to the conveyance of the State's property interests in State assets, in order that the investor receives all or a portion of the benefits in the State assets. A structured financing transaction shall not include the conveyance of fee simple title interest to real property, nor entail or permit a change in the operation or name of a State asset.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 52. State Government, Departments and Officers 52 § 31C-3 - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-52-state-government-departments-and-officers/nj-st-sect-52-31c-3/
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