2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:18-20 - Public directors; carry-overs; appointments; terms; vacancies; powers
17B:18-20. Public directors; carry-overs; appointments; terms; vacancies; powers
Each director of any such mutual insurer heretofore appointed as a public director in accordance with P.L.1953, chapter 156 and holding office as such on the effective day of this Code, shall continue in office as a public director until the expiration of the term for which he shall have been appointed. Whenever the provisions of sections 17B:18-18 to 17B:18-28, inclusive, shall for the first time become applicable to any mutual insurer, other than a mutual insurer then having public directors in accordance with the first sentence of this section, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey shall thereupon appoint the 6 public directors for respective terms beginning on the date of appointment, such that the term of one public director shall expire on the date of the annual election of directors in each of the first 6 calendar years following the year in which sections 17B:18-18 to 17B:18-28, inclusive, for the first time become applicable to such mutual insurer. When such mutual insurer has public directors pursuant to either the first or second sentence of this section, thereafter one public director shall be appointed annually by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for a term of 6 years and shall hold office until his successor has been appointed and has qualified. In case any vacancy shall occur in the office of public director, such vacancy shall be filled by the appointment of another public director by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for the unexpired term to which such vacancy relates. The public directors shall have the same powers, privileges and duties as the other directors, and such additional powers as provided in said sections.
L.1971, c. 144, s. 17B:18-20.