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48:2-29.32.  Eligibility for Tenants’ Lifeline Assistance Program
    Any residential tenant not receiving an individual electric or gas utility bill who at any time between July 1 and December 31, 1981, or at any time between July 1 and December 31 of any year thereafter, is:  a. enrolled in, found eligible for, or, except for the provisions of section 4 of P.L. 1975, c. 194 (C. 30:4D-23), would be eligible for benefits under the program of "Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled," established pursuant to P.L.  1975, c. 194 (C. 30:4D-20 et seq.), as amended and supplemented; or b. receiving or is eligible to receive benefits under the program of Supplemental Security Income (P.L. 1973, c. 256, C. 44:7-85 et seq.); or c. receiving disability benefits pursuant to the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. s. 416(i)) and meets the income and residency requirements of the "Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled" program, shall be eligible for the "Tenants’ Lifeline Assistance Program." The commissioner shall establish a schedule of eligible residential tenants who meet such qualifications.  For the purposes of this act, "residential tenant" means a person renting or leasing real property, including a mobile home park site, as his principal residence, including a net lease residential tenant, as well as a person who is a resident shareholder in a nonprofit residential cooperative or mutual housing corporation, both defined pursuant to P.L. 1977, c. 241 (C. 54:4-3.80 et seq.), or an owner of a condominium as such is defined pursuant to P.L. 1963, c. 168 (C. 46:8A-1 et seq.) and P.L. 1969, c. 257 (C. 46:8B-1 et seq.).

   L. 1981, c. 210, s. 3, eff. July 20, 1981.  Amended by L. 1985, c. 291, s. 4.