2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 6 - AVIATION
Section 6:5-8 - Nonresident involved in accident; execution of power of attorney appointing Secretary of State as agent

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 6:5-8 (2017)

6:5-8. Nonresident involved in accident; execution of power of attorney appointing Secretary of State as agent

Whenever any collision or accident shall occur on or over the land or waters or in the air spaces of this State and the operator or pilot of any aircraft involved therein shall be a nonresident and not licensed under the laws of this State to operate, pilot or avigate an aircraft, or an aircraft involved in any such collision or accident shall not be registered or licensed under the laws of this State, notwithstanding that such aircraft may be validly licensed and registered under the provisions of the laws, rules and regulations of the United States Government, the magistrate, before whom the nonresident operator, pilot or owner of such aircraft shall be brought, shall require such operator, pilot or owner, as a condition to his release on bail or otherwise, to execute a written power of attorney to the Secretary of State appointing the Secretary of State his lawful agent for the acceptance of service of civil process in any civil action arising out of such collision or accident, instituted or to be instituted by any resident of this State against such nonresident, for or on account of any claim, demand or cause of action arising out of such collision or accident. The power of attorney herein required shall, after the execution thereof, be filed with the Secretary of State.

The requirements of this section shall be in addition to, and not in limitation of, any other law concerning the giving of bail or other security.

L.1952, c. 199, p. 711, s. 8.

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