2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 46 - Property
Section 46:30B-18 - Presumption Of Abandonment.

NJ Rev Stat § 46:30B-18 (2016) What's This?

46:30B-18 Presumption of abandonment.

46:30B-18. Presumption of abandonment. A demand, savings, or time deposit, including a deposit that is automatically renewable, and any funds paid toward the purchase of a share, a mutual fund investment certificate, or any other interest in a financial organization is presumed abandoned three years after the earlier of maturity or the date of the last indication by the owner of interest in the property, but a deposit that is automatically renewable is deemed matured for the purposes of this section upon its initial date of maturity, unless the owner has consented to a renewal at or about the time of renewal and the consent is in writing or is evidenced by a contemporaneous memorandum or other record on file with the holder, provided, however, that such abandonment shall not be deemed to have occurred if the owner, within the time period stated above has:

a.In the case of a deposit, increased or decreased its amount or presented the passbook or other similar evidence of the deposit for the crediting of interest;

b.Communicated in writing with the financial organization concerning the property;

c.Otherwise indicated an interest in the property as evidenced by a contemporaneous memorandum or other record on file prepared by an employee of the financial organization;

d.Owned other property to which subsection a., b., or c. applies and if the financial organization communicates in writing with the owner with regard to the property that would otherwise be presumed abandoned under this section at the address to which communications regarding the other property regularly are sent; or

e.Had another relationship with the financial organization concerning which the owner has:

(1)Communicated in writing with the financial organization, or

(2)Otherwise indicated an interest as evidenced by a contemporaneous memorandum or other record on file prepared by an employee of the financial organization and if the financial organization communicates in writing with the owner with regard to the property that would otherwise be abandoned under this section at the address to which communications regarding the other relationship regularly are sent.

L.1989, c.58, s.1; amended 2002, c.35, s.15.


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