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Title: 44 - POOR

Chapter: 1 -

44:1-1: Definitions

44:1-2: Construction in general

44:1-3: Establishment by board of freeholders

44:1-4: Acquisition of real estate for welfare-house

44:1-5: Erection, alteration and repair of buildings

44:1-6: Levy, assessment and collection of money for buildings and maintenance

44:1-7: Borrowing money and issuing obligations therefor

44:1-8: Acceptance of gifts, devises and bequests

44:1-9: Inspection of welfare-house

44:1-10: Constitution and appointment in general

44:1-10.1: Change of name to county board of social services; resolution or ordinance

44:1-10.2: County welfare board to mean county board of social services

44:1-11: Membership

44:1-12: Terms of members; vacancies

44:1-12.1: Terms of members; additional appointments

44:1-13: Compensation and expenses of members

44:1-14: Organization of board

44:1-15: Supervision of relief and settlement of poor

44:1-16: Regulation and operation of welfare-house

44:1-17: Equipment and maintenance of welfare-house

44:1-18: Meetings of board

44:1-19: Public record of board proceedings

44:1-20: Appropriations; approval by freeholders

44:1-21: Certification of bills to board of freeholders

44:1-22: Working expense fund

44:1-23: Annual report to board of freeholders

44:1-24: Appointment of superintendent; qualifications

44:1-24.1: Temporary welfare director

44:1-24.2: Chief administrative officer of county welfare agencies or boards of social services; duties

44:1-25: Term of superintendent

44:1-26: Appointment of officers and employees

44:1-27: Salaries

44:1-28: Regulations governing officers and employees

44:1-29: General powers of superintendent

44:1-30: Persons receivable in welfare-house

44:1-30.1: Change of almshouse to welfare-house; persons to be admitted

44:1-30.2: Persons admitted to pledge property; lien; agreement to reimburse

44:1-30.3: Recording of certificates; warrant of satisfaction or release

44:1-31: Exercise by superintendent or another of power of overseer; general jurisdiction

44:1-32: Making of contract; terms

44:1-33: Contract authorized by resolution

44:1-34: Collection of expense from participating municipalities

44:1-35: Constitution and appointment of welfare board

44:1-36: Inspection of almshouse or welfare-house

44:1-37: Procedure when municipality elects not to participate

44:1-38: Concurrent resolutions in contiguous and adjoining counties to establish district welfare-house

44:1-39: Submitting resolution to voters of each county

44:1-40: Ballot; form and content

44:1-41: Voting.

44:1-42: Canvass, return and result of vote

44:1-43: Constitution and appointment of district welfare board

44:1-44: Meetings of board

44:1-45: Compensation and expenses of members

44:1-46: Authority of board in general

44:1-47: Appointment of superintendent of welfare

44:1-48: Apportionment of expense of establishment and maintenance of welfare-house

44:1-49: Assignment of child support rights by signing application for benefits.

44:1-50: Custody of funds raised in respective counties

44:1-51: Payment of bills and accounts

44:1-52: Approval of estimated cost of establishment or enlargement of welfare-house

44:1-53: Borrowing money and issuing bonds to establish or enlarge welfare-house

44:1-54: Term of bonds; raising of principal and interest

44:1-55: Compelling county to share expenses and obligations

44:1-56: Approval of plans and specifications for welfare-house

44:1-57: Notice of readiness to accommodate poor of district

44:1-58: Exemption of welfare-house from taxation

44:1-59: Time of final action on resolution; notice

44:1-60: Continuation of relief by counties not adopting plan

44:1-61: Election by municipality not to participate

44:1-62: Subsequent joining by municipality in county or joint county purpose

44:1-63: Excepted municipalities to provide relief of poor independently

44:1-64: Abolition of municipal almshouses when county relief undertaken

44:1-65: Abolition of county and municipal almshouses when district relief undertaken

44:1-66: Other methods of establishing almshouses

44:1-67: Bond issues for construction, repair or equipment

44:1-68: Classification and care of inmates

44:1-69: Separation of sexes

44:1-70: Denomination of supervisors of almshouses

44:1-71: Keeping of book with certain entries as to each inmate

44:1-72: Penalty for failure properly to keep record book

44:1-73: Appointment

44:1-73.1: Offices of overseer of poor and deputy overseers abolished

44:1-73.2: Municipal director of welfare deemed referred to by mention of overseer, etc.

44:1-73.3: No deprivation of certain county powers

44:1-73.4: Term or compensation of directors of welfare unaffected

44:1-73.5: Civil service, pension or retirement rights unaffected

44:1-73.6: Rights of overseers of poor and deputy overseers unaffected for balance of term

44:1-73.7: Effective date

44:1-74: Term

44:1-75: Qualifications

44:1-76: Removal

44:1-77: Tenure and removal or reduction in cities of first class

44:1-78: Salary

44:1-79: Contract by municipality for services of overseer of adjoining municipality

44:1-80: Removal of director of welfare from duties in adjoining municipality

44:1-81: Certificate of appointment; filing

44:1-82: Lists of overseers

44:1-83: Appointment and powers of deputy overseers

44:1-84: Appointment, salaries and removal of deputies, assistants and others

44:1-85: Helpers to overseers

44:1-86: Determination by director of relief to be granted

44:1-87: Inquiry into application for relief

44:1-88: Granting of relief

44:1-89: Permanent relief in absence of almshouse or welfare-house

44:1-90: Contents of relief order or commitment

44:1-91: Removal of permanent poor to almshouses or welfare-houses

44:1-92: Length of stay of poor persons in institutions

44:1-93: Use of all agencies for relief

44:1-94: Obtaining employment for poor persons and families

44:1-95: Expenses recoverable, procedure

44:1-96: Record of receipts and expenditures

44:1-97: Record as to every applicant for relief

44:1-98: Filing of record on admission to institution

44:1-99: Books relative to money received and orders for relief

44:1-100: Materials, stationery and forms of records

44:1-101: Annual reports by overseers

44:1-102: Place of settlement in general

44:1-103: Married woman and children

44:1-104: Legitimate minor children

44:1-105: Illegitimate minor children

44:1-106: Minor from outside of state

44:1-107: Persons from outside of United States

44:1-108: Granting permanent relief where required of county of settlement

44:1-109: Granting permanent relief in absence of county almshouse, welfare-house or district welfare-house

44:1-110: County chargeable for permanent relief where settlement is therein

44:1-111: Permanent relief where settlement is in county having no provision therefor

44:1-112: Permanent relief in municipality or county other than that of settlement

44:1-113: Permanent relief forbidden to persons without settlement and otherwise removable

44:1-114: Procedure where relief required by person having no settlement anywhere

44:1-115: Procedure where temporary relief required and settlement is elsewhere in state

44:1-116: Procedure where temporary relief required and settlement is outside of state

44:1-117: Duties of overseer

44:1-118: Duties of county adjuster

44:1-119: Written notice of removal

44:1-120: Removal in absence of contest

44:1-121: Contest; how made

44:1-122: Failure to resist removal, review

44:1-123: Liability of municipality, recovery

44:1-124: Bringing poor person into municipality or county unlawfully; misdemeanor

44:1-125: Suspension of sentence or fine upon certain conditions

44:1-126: Furnishing transportation to non-resident poor

44:1-127: Enabling nonresident poor to earn funds to return home

44:1-128: When relief may be provided in home

44:1-129: Petition for relief

44:1-130: Summary hearing; order for home relief

44:1-131: Continuance of relief

44:1-132: Revocation of order for relief

44:1-133: Payment of home relief

44:1-134: Notice to board of children's guardians of commitment of minor to almshouse

44:1-135: Supervision of minor committed to almshouse

44:1-136: Temporary commitment of poor minor by overseer to institution or home

44:1-137: Expense of temporary commitment

44:1-138: Notice of placement to boards of freeholders and children's guardians

44:1-139: Obtaining or compelling assistance of relatives

44:1-140: Relatives chargeable

44:1-141: Compelling support by relatives

44:1-142: Contracts between overseers and relatives or others

44:1-143: Compelling support by husband or wife

44:1-144: Sequestration of estate

44:1-146: Recovery of expenses of support

44:1-147: Willful deserter as disorderly person; punishment

44:1-148: Complaint by director of welfare

44:1-152: Visitation of sick poor by official physicians and nurses

44:1-153: Further medical or other relief

44:1-154: Hospitalization and other relief where treatment is urgent

44:1-155: Bond for maintenance from master or commander

44:1-156: Liability of master or commander for landing persons wrongfully

44:1-157.1: Rate of payment

44:1-158: Acquisition of cemetery; issuance of bonds

44:1-159: Annual appropriations to carry provisions of chapter into effect

44:1-160: Deficiency appropriations; temporary loan bonds