2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:1B-140 - Economic Development Site Task Force
34:1B-140 Economic Development Site Task Force
6. a. There is established in the Executive Branch of the State Government an Economic Development Site Task Force. For the purpose of complying with the provisions of Article V, Section IV, paragraph 1 of the New Jersey Constitution, the task force is allocated within the Department of Commerce and Economic Development, but, notwithstanding that allocation, the task force shall be independent of any supervision or control by the department or by the commissioner or any officer or employee thereof. The task force shall constitute an instrumentality of the State exercising public and essential governmental functions, and the exercise by the task force of the powers conferred by this or any other act shall be deemed and held to be an essential governmental function of the State.
b. The task force shall consist of 12 members, and shall include: two representatives of the Department of Commerce and Economic Development, one of whom shall be the commissioner, or his designee, who shall serve ex-officio, and one of whom shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Commerce and Economic Development; the Chairperson of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, or his designee, who shall serve ex-officio; three public members appointed by the Governor; three public members appointed by the President of the Senate; and three public members appointed by the Speaker of the General Assembly, one of whom the Speaker of the General Assembly shall designate as chair of the task force. The appointment of the members shall be made within 45 days of the effective date of this act. An official making appointments to the task force shall not appoint more than one public member from the same county of residence. The appointee of the Speaker of the General Assembly designated as chair of the task force shall serve a term of two years and shall convene an organizational meeting of the task force as soon as is practicable following the appointment of at least six public members to the task force. The public members shall reside in the Delaware River and Bay Region.
c. The public members shall serve terms of two years, except that of the public members first appointed by each appointing authority, one shall serve a term of three years, one shall serve a term of two years, and one shall serve a term of one year. Not more than two public members appointed by the same appointing authority shall be members of the same political party.
d. Each member of the task force shall serve for the term of the appointment and until a successor shall have been appointed and qualified. Task force members shall serve without compensation. Any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the unexpired term only. A public member may be reappointed to the task force upon term expiration.
e. Any member of the task force may be removed by the appointing authority, for cause, after a public hearing.
f. A majority of the full membership of the task force shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of task force business. Action may be taken and motions and resolutions adopted by the task force at any meeting thereof by the affirmative vote of a majority of the full membership of the task force.
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