2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:10-38 - Powers, authority

40A:10-38. Powers, authority

3. a. The commissioners of a joint insurance fund shall have the powers and authority granted to commissioners of individual local insurance funds under the provisions of subsections a., b., c., and e. of N.J.S.40A:10-10.

b. The commissioners may invest and reinvest the funds, including workers' compensation funds, as authorized under the provisions of subsection b. of N.J.S.40A:10-10. The commissioners may, subject to the cash management plan of the joint insurance fund adopted pursuant to N.J.S.40A:5-14, delegate any of the functions, powers and duties relating to the investment and reinvestment of these funds, including the purchase, sale or exchange of any investments, securities or funds to an investment or asset manager. Any transfer of investment power and duties made pursuant to this subsection shall be detailed in a written contract for services between the joint insurance fund and an investment or asset manager. The contract shall be filed with the Commissioner of Insurance and the Commissioner of Community Affairs. Compensation under such an arrangement shall not be based upon commissions related to the purchase, sale or exchange of any investments, securities or funds.

c. The commissioners may transfer moneys held in the fund to the Director of the Division of Investment in the Department of the Treasury for investment on behalf of the fund, pursuant to the written directions of the commissioners, signed by an authorized officer of the joint insurance fund, or any investment or asset manager designated by them. The commissioners shall provide a written notice to the director detailing the extent of the authority delegated to the investment or asset manager so designated to act on behalf of the joint insurance fund. Moneys transferred to the director for investment shall be invested subject to section 8 of P.L.1977, c.396 (C.40A:5-15.1), and in accordance with the standards governing the investment of other funds which are managed under the rules and regulations of the State Investment Council. In addition to the types of securities in which the joint insurance fund may invest pursuant to section 8 of P.L.1977, c.396 (C.40A:5-15.1), a joint insurance fund may invest in debt obligations of federal agencies or government corporations with maturities not to exceed 10 years from the date of purchase, excluding mortgage backed or derivative obligations, provided that the investments are purchased through the Division of Investment and are invested consistent with the rules and regulations of the State Investment Council.

d. Moneys transferred to the director for investment may not thereafter be withdrawn except: (1) pursuant to the written directions of the commissioners signed by an authorized officer of the joint insurance fund, or any investment or asset manager designated by them; (2) upon withdrawal or expulsion of a member local unit from the fund; (3) termination of the fund; or (4) in specific amounts in payment of specific claims, administrative expenses or member dividends upon affidavit of the director or other chief executive officer of the joint insurance fund.

e. The commissioners or the executive board, as the case may be, of any joint insurance fund established pursuant to the provisions of this act shall be subject to and operate in compliance with the provisions of the "Local Fiscal Affairs Law" (N.J.S.40A:5-1 et seq.), the "Local Public Contracts Law," P.L.1971, c.198 (C.40A:11-1 et seq.) and such other rules and regulations as govern the custody, investment and expenditure of public funds by local units.

L.1983,c.372,s.3; amended 1992,c.53,s.2; 1995,c.374,s.1.

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