Terms Used In This Law

  • jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
No commissioner may be an officer or employee of a county. Nothing herein contained shall prevent the appointment of any person as a commissioner of the authority who resides within the territorial jurisdiction of the authority or within any additional area in which the authority is authorized to undertake a housing project and who is otherwise eligible for such appointment under this chapter and Chapter 11 and the State Constitution.