2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:3-5 - 1966, c. 302, article (C. 18:21A-34 to C. 18:21A-44 incl.)

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 18A:3-5 (2017)

18A:3-5 1966, c. 302, article (C. 18:21A-34 to C. 18:21A-44 incl.)

ARTICLE V

34. All appropriations and other moneys available and to become available to any department, division, bureau or other agency, the functions, powers and duties of which have been herein assigned or transferred to the Department of Higher Education, are hereby transferred to the Department of Higher Education established hereunder, and shall be available for the objects and purposes for which appropriated, subject to any terms, restrictions, limitations or other requirements imposed by State or Federal law.

35. Such employees of any department, commission, council, board, authority, office or other agency, the functions, powers and duties of which have been herein assigned or transferred to the Department of Higher Education or to any office, authority or agency designated, continued or constituted therein, as the Board of Higher Education may determine are needed for the proper performance of the functions and duties imposed upon the Department of Higher Education, or such office, authority or agency therein, are hereby transferred to the department, office, authority or agency to which such functions, powers and duties have been herein assigned or transferred.

36. Nothing in this act shall be construed to deprive any person of any tenure rights or of any right or protection provided him by Title 11, Civil Service, of the Revised Statutes, or under any pension law or retirement system.

37. All files, books, papers, records, equipment and other property of any department, commission, council, board, office, authority or other agency, the functions, powers and duties of which have been herein assigned or transferred to the Department of Higher Education or to any office, authority or agency designated, continued or constituted hereunder, shall upon the effective date of this act be transferred to the department, office, authority or agency to which such assignment or transfer has been made hereunder.

38. This act shall not affect the orders, rules and regulations heretofore made or promulgated by any department, commission, council, board, authority, officer or other agency, the functions, powers and duties of which have been herein assigned or transferred to the Department of Higher Education or to any officer, authority or agency designated, continued or constituted hereunder; but such orders, rules and regulations shall continue with full force and effect until amended or repealed pursuant to law.

39. This act shall not affect actions or proceedings, civil or criminal, brought by or against any department, commission, council, board, authority, officer or other agency, the functions, powers and duties of which have been herein assigned or transferred to the Department of Higher Education or to any officer, authority or agency designated, continued or constituted hereunder, and pending on the effective date of this act, but such actions or proceedings may be prosecuted or defended in the same manner and to the same effect by the department, officer, authority or agency to which such assignment or transfer has been made hereunder, as if the foregoing provisions had not taken effect; nor shall any of the foregoing provisions affect any order or recommendation made by, or other matters or proceedings before, any department, commission, council, board, officer, authority or agency, the functions, powers and duties of which have been herein assigned or transferred to the Department of Higher Education or to any officer, authority or agency designated, continued or instituted hereunder, and all such matters or proceedings pending before such department, commission, council, board, officer, authority or other agency on the effective date of this act shall be continued by the department, officer, authority or agency to which such assignment or transfer has been made hereunder, as if the foregoing provisions had not taken effect.

40. Unless specifically otherwise provided in this act or by any operative law, whenever, pursuant to existing law, reports, certifications, applications or requests are required or permitted to be made to the department, board, division, commission, office or officer, whose powers and duties are herein assigned or transferred, such reports and certifications shall hereafter be required to be filed with, and such applications or requests shall hereafter be made to, the department, officer or agency to which such assignment or transfer has been made hereunder.

41. Whenever the term "State Board of Education" occurs or any reference is made thereto, the same shall be deemed to mean or refer to the Department of Higher Education and whenever the term "commissioner" occurs or any reference is made thereto, the same shall be deemed to mean or refer to the chancellor in any statute in Title 18 of the Revised Statutes which is applicable to any public institution of higher education.

42. This act being deemed and hereby declared necessary for the welfare of the State and the people of New Jersey to provide for the development of public higher education in the State and thereby to increase the efficiency of the public school system of the State, shall be liberally construed to effectuate the purposes and intent thereof.

43. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with any of the provisions of this act are, to the extent of such inconsistency, hereby repealed; provided, however, that nothing in this act shall be construed as expressly or impliedly repealing any provision of the "Rutgers, The State University Act of 1956," P.L.1956, c. 61.

44. There is hereby appropriated to the Department of Higher Education the sum of $75,000.00 to carry out the purpose of this act for the fiscal period ending June 30, 1967.

45. This act shall be known as, and may be cited as, the "Higher Education Act of 1966."

46. Section 44 of this act shall take effect immediately and the remainder of this act shall take effect on July 1, 1967, except that any appointment, and any confirmation or approval of any appointment, permitted by this act may be made prior to such date and the Department of Higher Education may expend such funds prior to said date as may be necessary to provide for the orderly transfer to the department of the powers and duties herein prescribed.

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