New Jersey Revised Statutes § 38:17-1 - Interment Of Indigent Veterans.

38:17-1 Interment of indigent veterans.

38:17-1. The board of chosen freeholders in each of the counties shall designate a proper authority, other than that designated by law for the care of paupers and the custody of criminals, who shall cause to be interred the bodies of all honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces, including the bodies of all honorably discharged members of the American Merchant Marine who served during World War II and have been declared by the United States Department of Defense to be eligible for federal veterans' benefits, who die without leaving means sufficient to defray funeral expenses. The expense of such funeral shall not exceed in any case the sum of $1,250 for burial or cremation.

amended 1945, c.302; 1947, c.175, s.1; 1951, c.136; 1967, c.160; 1991, c.389, s.11; 2013, c.238, s.1.

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