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NEW JERSEY STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Janna M. Chernetz, Esq., Assistant Legislative Counsel New Jersey Law Center · One Constitution Square New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1500 (732) 249-5000 · Fax (732) 249-2815 NEW JERSEY STATE BAR ASSOCIATION POSITION ON SENATE 1356/ASSEMBLY 2406 WHICH CLARIFIES OBLIGATION OF CEMETERIES TO HOLD CONSUMER PREPAYMENTS FOR CEMETERY SERVICES IN TRUST ACCOUNTS On behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association, I respectfully express our support for S-1356/A-2406 (Madden/Cohen), which clarifies the obligation of cemeteries to hold consumer prepayments for cemetery services in trust accounts, and we urge you to vote “yes” on the bill. The NJSBA Board of Trustees, Legislative Committee and Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section (now the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section) voted to support this legislation because we believe it will promote the welfare of consumers by ensuring that funds prepaid for cemetery plots that may not be used for many years hare held in escrow. This legislation similarly protects cemeteries by providing a safe, secure place to hold the funds separate and apart from the cemetery business. Once again, the New Jersey State Bar Association supports S-1356/A-2406, and we urge you to vote “yes” on the bill. For further information, please contact Janna Chernetz, Assistant Legislative Counsel at 732-937-7513 or firstname.lastname@example.org. cc: Hon. Neil M. Cohen (Sponsor) Hon. Fred H. Madden (Sponsor) Hon. Nia H. Gill, Chair (SCM) David J. Lorette, OLS Aide (SCM) Linda Schwimmer, Democratic Aide (SCM) Laurine Purola, Republican Aide, (SCM)