a. There is established in the Department of the Treasury a special fund to be known
as the “New Jersey Lung Cancer Research Fund.”
b. The Legislature shall annually appropriate all monies deposited in the “New Jersey
Lung Cancer Research Fund” established pursuant to this section to the New Jersey
State Commission on Cancer Research, established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1983,
c. 6 (C.52:9U-4), for lung cancer research projects. As used in this section, “lung cancer research project” means a scientific research project which is approved by the commission and which
focuses on the causes, prevention, education, screening, treatment or cure of lung
cancer and may include, but is not limited to, basic, clinical, and epidemiologic
c. A taxpayer shall have the opportunity to indicate on the taxpayer's New Jersey
gross income tax return that a portion of the taxpayer's tax refund or an enclosed
contribution shall be deposited in the “New Jersey Lung Cancer Research Fund”.
d. Any costs incurred by the Division of Taxation for collection or administration
attributable to this section may be deducted from receipts collected pursuant to this
section, as determined by the Director of the Division of Budget and Accounting. The State Treasurer shall deposit net contributions collected pursuant to this section
into the “New Jersey Lung Cancer Research Fund.”
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