As used in this act:
(a) "Adult" means a person 21 years of age or more.
(b) "Bank" means a bank, trust company, national banking association, savings bank or other banking institution, deposits in which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or other like government instrumentality, or a State or Federal savings and loan association whose deposits or shares are insured by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation or other like government instrumentality.
(c) "Broker" means a person lawfully engaged in the business of effecting transactions in securities for the accounts of others. The term includes a bank which effects such transactions. The term also includes a person lawfully engaged in buying and selling securities for his own account, through a broker or otherwise, as part of a regular business.
(d) "Court" means the Superior Court.
(e) "Custodial property" includes:
(1) all securities, life insurance or endowment policies, annuity contracts, tangible personal property, interests in partnerships and limited partnerships and money under the supervision of the same custodian for the same minor as a consequence of a gift or gifts made to the minor under this act;
(2) the income from the custodial property; and
(3) the proceeds, immediate and remote, from the sale, exchange, conversion, investment, reinvestment, surrender or other disposition of such securities, money, life insurance or endowment policies, annuity contracts, tangible personal property, interests in partnerships and limited partnerships and income.
(4) (Deleted by amendment.)
(f) "Custodian" means a person so designated in accordance with this act. The term includes a successor custodian.
(g) "Guardian" of a minor means a guardian of his estate or person.
(h) "Issuer" means a person who places or authorizes the placing of his name on a security (other than as a transfer agent) to evidence that it represents a share, participation or other interest in property or in an enterprise or to evidence his duty or undertaking to perform an obligation evidenced by the security, or who becomes responsible for or in place of any such person.
(i) A "legal representative" of a person means his executor, administrator or guardian of his person or estate.
(j) A "member" of a "minor's family" means any of the minor's parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts, whether of the whole blood or the half blood, or through adoption.
(k) "Minor" means a person under 21 years of age even though that person has attained or shall attain the age of majority under the laws of this State.
(l) "Security" includes any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in an oil, gas or mining title or lease or in payment out of production under such a title or lease, collateral trust certificate, transferable share, voting trust certificate or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a security, or any certificate of interest or participation in, any temporary or interim certificate, receipt or certificate of deposit for, or any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the foregoing. The term does not include a security of which the donor is the issuer. A security is in "registered form" when it specifies the person entitled to it or to the rights it evidences and its transfer may be registered upon books maintained for that purpose by or on behalf of the issuer.
(m) "Transfer agent" means a person who acts as authenticating trustee, transfer agent, registrar or other agent for an issuer in the registration of transfers of its securities or in the issue of new securities or in the cancellation of surrendered securities.
(n) "Trust company" means a bank which is authorized to exercise trust powers.
(o) A "life insurance or endowment policy or annuity contract" means a life insurance or endowment policy or annuity contract issued by an insurance company on the life of a minor to whom a gift of the policy or contract is made in the manner prescribed in this act or on the life of any other person.
L. 1963, c. 177, s. 2. Amended by L.1981, c. 377, s. 1, eff. March 1, 1982; repealed R.S. 46:38A-57 (effective July 1, 2007).
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