2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:27D-4 - Membership; terms; vacancies.

17B:27D-4 Membership; terms; vacancies.

4. The commission shall consist of 17 voting members as follows: the Commissioners of Health, Human Services and Banking and Insurance or their designees, who shall serve ex officio; three public members appointed by the President of the Senate, who shall include a representative of a commercial health insurance company, a physician licensed in this State who is a member of the Medical Society of New Jersey, and a representative of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, no more than two of whom shall be from the same political party; three public members appointed by the Speaker of the General Assembly, who shall include a representative of a health service corporation, a physician licensed in this State, and a representative of organized labor, no more than two of whom shall be from the same political party; and eight public members appointed by the Governor, who shall include a medical educator from Rutgers, The State University whose major field of expertise is the study and evaluation of the cost of health care and health insurance, a representative of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans, a representative of the New Jersey Hospital Association, a representative of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, a representative of the New Jersey Dental Association, a representative of a consumer advocacy organization and two representatives of the general public who are knowledgeable about health benefits plans.

The President of the Senate may appoint two members of the Senate, no more than one of whom shall be from the same political party, to serve as nonvoting members of the commission. The Speaker of the General Assembly may appoint two members of the General Assembly, no more than one of whom shall be from the same political party, to serve as nonvoting members of the commission. The legislative members shall serve during their legislative term of office.

Of the voting members first appointed, four shall serve for a term of two years, four for a term of three years, and three for a term of four years.

Voting members appointed thereafter shall serve four-year terms, and any vacancy shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term only. A member is eligible for reappointment. Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments were made.

L.2003, c.193, s.4; amended 2012, c.17, s.61; 2012, c.45, s.66.

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