2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:5-34.1 - Blanket bond coverage provided for certain local officers, employees; evidence.

40A:5-34.1 Blanket bond coverage provided for certain local officers, employees; evidence.

1. The board of chosen freeholders of any county or the governing body of any municipality, as the case may be, may provide by blanket bond for the bonding of certain county or municipal officers and employees for faithful performance and discharge of their duties. Blanket bond coverage may be by one or more blanket bonds issued by a surety company or companies or one or more underwriters or by a joint insurance fund established pursuant to P.L.1983, c.372 (C.40A:10-36 et seq.) of which the county or municipality is a member. Blanket bond coverage may be provided by a surety company or companies or one or more underwriters in lieu of an individual bond as to any officer or employee required by law to be bonded, including treasurers and tax collectors, by whatever title known, and municipal court judges and administrators, provided the blanket bond meets the requirements for the individual bond in amount, rights of cancellation, and the governmental agencies in whose favor it runs; and further provided the coverage under the blanket bond for the individuals holding any of the specifically named aforementioned positions shall be subject to the application of individual rating criteria and underwriting standards that consider the risk and potential liability presented by the individuals covered by the blanket bond as if the individuals were covered by an individual bond. Blanket bond coverage may be provided by a joint insurance fund in lieu of an individual bond as to any officer or employee required by law to be bonded, including treasurers and tax collectors, by whatever title known, and municipal court judges and administrators, provided the blanket bond meets the requirements for the individual bond in amount, rights of cancellation, and the governmental agencies in whose favor it runs; and further provided the coverage under the blanket bond for the individuals holding any of the specifically named aforementioned positions shall be subject to the application of individual rating criteria and underwriting standards that consider the risk and potential liability presented by the individuals covered by the blanket bond as if the individuals were covered by an individual bond.

Whenever a copy of an individual bond is required by law to be filed with or supplied to specified officers, evidence of blanket bond coverage filed with or supplied to such officers by the board of chosen freeholders or governing body shall be in compliance with such requirement.

L.1967, c.283, s.1; amended 1996, c.4, s.1; 2006, c.50, s.1; 2013, c.2, s.1.

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