Entries for April 1st, 2017

UCCF 3/23/17: Exceeding More Caps

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

2017-262: Authorizing the County Board of Taxation to exceed the County Entity Budget CAP (P.L., 2015, c.249)

2017-263: Authorizing the Office of the County Prosecutor to exceed the County Entity Budget CAP (P.L., 2015, c.249)

The question was not answered so here is the state’s official explanation of the new cap:

P.L. 2015, c. 249, signed into law on January 19, 2016, was enacted to limit the annual increase in the portion of certain county entity budget requests funded by the county property tax levy. The law became effective upon signing and shall first apply to the county budget year commencing on January 1, 2017. The law applies to the following county offices (called “county entities” under the law):
  • Prosecutor
  • Sheriff
  • Clerk
  • Surrogate
  • Register of Deeds & Mortgages
  • Superintendent of Elections
  • Board of Elections
  • Board of Taxation
The law controls increases in the budgets of the above-referenced county entities, thereby closing a loophole in the laws capping county levy increases.