Senator JOSEPH P. CRYAN
District 20 (Union)
Senator NILSA CRUZ-PEREZ
District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)
Senators Gopal and Diegnan
Concerns service of food or refreshments on mortuary premises.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
An Act concerning the practice of funeral directing and repealing section 16 of P.L.1960, c.184.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 16 of P.L.1960, c.184 (C.45:7-65.1) is repealed.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill repeals section 16 of P.L.1960, c.184 (C.45:7-65.1), which prohibits a person who operates, maintains, or uses a mortuary from serving any food or refreshments in conjunction with any funeral or service offered for the preparation and disposal of dead human bodies. If this bill is enacted into law and the prohibition is lifted, food or refreshments could be served to or catered for the friends and family of the deceased on the premises of a mortuary or funeral home at the discretion of the funeral director.