2018 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Chapter 8
Section 26:8-24.2 - "New Jersey Electronic Death Registration Support Fund."

Section: 26:8-24.2: "New Jersey Electronic Death Registration Support Fund."


17. a. There is established the "New Jersey Electronic Death Registration Support Fund" as a nonlapsing, revolving fund to be administered by the Commissioner of Health and credited with monies received pursuant to subsection c. of R.S.26:8-62.

b. The State Treasurer is the custodian of the fund and all disbursements from the fund shall be made by the treasurer upon vouchers signed by the commissioner. The monies in the fund shall be invested and reinvested by the Director of the Division of Investment in the Department of the Treasury as are other trust funds in the custody of the State Treasurer in the manner provided by law. Interest received on the monies in the fund shall be credited to the fund.

c. The monies in the fund and the interest earned thereon shall be used to meet the development and operational costs of the NJ-EDRS, including, but not limited to, costs associated with: personnel; hardware purchases and maintenance; software and communications infrastructure; website hosting; and licensing fees, royalties and transaction expenses incurred in the development, installation, maintenance and operation of electronic payment security, authentication and encryption systems, and user training and education.

d. The Commissioner of Health shall, no later than 30 months after the date of enactment of P.L.2003, c.221, report to the chairs of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, the Assembly Health and Human Services Committee and the Assembly Appropriations Committee, or their successors, concerning the sources and uses of monies in the fund. The report shall include a description of the methodology used by the State registrar to set the fee imposed pursuant to subsection c. of R.S.26:8-62, a summary of the monies credited to the fund, and a summary of expenditures by category from the fund pursuant to the authority of this section and the requirements of section 16 of P.L.2003, c.221 (C.26:8-24.1), together with any recommendations by the State registrar or the commissioner for changes that either considers should be made in the law concerning the implementation of the NJ-EDRS or the fees imposed pursuant to subsection c. of R.S.26:8-62.

L.2003, c.221, s.17; amended 2012, c.17, s.350.

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