SENATE, No. 2164
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED JUNE 12, 1997
By Senators KOSCO and GIRGENTI
An Act concerning the New Jersey State Firemen's Association and amending R.S.43:17-9.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. R.S.43:17-9 is amended to read:
43:17-9. The membership of such corporation shall consist, without any formal election thereto, of the officers and members of such fire engine, hook and ladder, hose and supply company or companies, fire association or fire department, or board of firewardens, as shall be under the supervision or control of the governing board or body of the municipality or fire district and who, at the time of their becoming eligible for membership in the New Jersey State Firemen's Association, shall be not less than 18 years of age and not more than  45 years of age and shall furnish evidence of good health in accordance with such reasonable rules and regulations as the executive committee of the New Jersey State Firemen's Association shall from time to time establish; the officers and members of any nonprofit corporations and associations incorporated pursuant to N.J.S.15A:1-1 et seq.; and the officers and members of any association therein of exempt firemen. The whole body of the membership of such corporation shall have the same rights therein as the charter members thereof.
(cf: P.L.1996, c.151, s.7)
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill would raise from 40 to 45 years of maximum eligibility age for membership in the New Jersey State Firemen's Association. The sponsor believes that this change will assist local volunteer fire companies in recruiting new members.
Raises maximum age for membership in New Jersey State Firemen's Association.