TRENTON – The Sales and Use Tax Review Commission gave a thumbs down today to a group of new and old proposals to expand Urban Enterprise Zone designations.
The Commission urged the Legislature not to adopt the following:
A173, to make a UEZ in Belleville;
S212, to add a UEZ in Seaside Heights;
S722, to add UEZs in Garfield, Harrison and Keansburg as well as a joint UEZ in Cliffside Park and Fairview;
A1749, to add a UEZ in Harrison;
A430, which would create an Enterprise Zone program to encourage development in small, heavily developed towns;
A828, which would change the revenue allocation for UEZs;
A1403, which seeks to reduce the sales tax on admission and some concessions at amusement operations;
A2052, which would provide an exemption on energy-saving products;
One proposal receiving an affirmative vote was A883, which would mandate that sales by UEZ retailers of items delivered outside the UEZ shall not qualify for a partial exemption from the sales tax.