2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:6-4.2 - Undertaker to make inquiry, report, penalty for failure to report
26:6-4.2. Undertaker to make inquiry, report, penalty for failure to report
2. Whenever a dead body is transported from outside the State into this State for burial or other final disposition in this State, the person in charge of any premises in which the interment or cremation of such dead body is made, shall make due and diligent inquiry in order to determine whether the deceased person to be interred or cremated was a veteran of any war or was a member of the American Merchant Marine who served during World War II and has been declared by the United States Department of Defense to be eligible for federal veterans' benefits, and if so, the war in which said deceased veteran served. If such interment is made in a cemetery or burial ground having no person in charge thereof, then the undertaker making the interment of such dead body shall make such inquiry.
On or before the tenth day of each month the person in charge of any such premises, or if the interment is made in a cemetery or burial ground having no person in charge, then the undertaker who made any such interment, shall certify to the supervisor of veterans' interment in the county in which such interment or cremation was made, the name of each deceased veteran who has been interred or cremated in said premises during the preceding month, together with the date and place of burial or cremation of such deceased veteran, and the war in which said deceased veteran served.
Any failure so to do on the part of the officers of any cemetery association or the undertaker shall subject the violator to a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00) to be recovered in a civil action in the name of the supervisor of veterans' interment of any county wherein the violation occurs.
L.1945,c.202,s.2; amended 1946,c.232,s.2; 1953,c.26,s.49; 1953,c.316; 1991,c.389,s.7.
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