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In New Jersey, a bill sits on the governor's desk which will charge nonprofit hospitals a per bed per day fee for the municipalities in which they are located; is this a way to tax nonprofits?

"Some officials have called a plan to make nonprofit hospitals pay fees in lieu of taxes a cop out, designed to keep hospitals from having to pay their fair share. Others have called it an unfair burden on institutions that boost the local economy. But in several South Jersey communities that could see a new source of revenue, it's still not clear just what will happen if a bill on the governor's desk requiring nonprofit hospitals to make payments to their host communities is signed into law.

"The Hospital Community Service Contribution bill cleared both houses of the state legislature this week. The proposal, which would require nonprofit hospitals to pay $2.50 per bed per day to the towns where they are located, would also make institutions kick in $250 a day for any satellite facilities they may operate."--Andy Polhamus, NJ.com

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