17:3-1. Extension of time of payment
When there comes into the custody and control of a receiver appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction, or under authority of a statute of this State, or into the custody and control of an official of this State acting under authority of the order, decree or judgment of a court or by virtue of an existing statute, mortgages or mortgage securities constituting a part of the assets or liabilities of a corporation organized under the laws of this State and subject to the supervision and control of the department, or any superseding department or departments of the State Government; and the receiver or official is charged with the duty of collecting the mortgages or mortgage securities; and it is deemed by the receiver or official to be for the best interest of the creditors and stockholders of the corporation to extend the time for the payment of the mortgage or mortgage security, the receiver or official may extend the time for the payment of the mortgage or mortgage security upon such terms and for such period of time as will be a reasonable exercise of his discretion, or for such period of time as may be approved by a court of competent jurisdiction by a general order or by the commissioner where the corporation is not under control of a court.
This section shall be deemed to be remedial in its purpose and to have been enacted to enable a liquidating officer to use such discretion as will enable him to dispose of mortgages and mortgage securities to better advantage than they can be disposed of under existing conditions.
The words "receiver" and "official" as used in this section includes any person or group of persons, who under appointment, order, decree or judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, or by virtue of a statute of this State, is or shall be authorized and empowered to take custody and control of the assets of a corporation organized as defined in this section, and to dispose of the same by sale or otherwise for the benefit of the creditors and stockholders of the corporation. The term "corporation" as used in this section shall not include a bank or savings bank as defined in section one of the Banking Act of 1948 (P.L.1948, c. 67, as amended by P.L.1949, c. 44, s. 1).
Amended by L.1953, c. 17, p. 151, s. 2.
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