2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:71A-6 - Organization of the board.
18A:71A-6 Organization of the board.
18A:71A-6. Organization of the Board.
a. Meetings of the board shall be held at such time and place as the members shall determine. A majority of the members in office at a meeting at which public members of the board are present shall be necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the acts of a majority of the members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the acts of the authority. The board shall hold all meetings attended by, or open to, all members of the board in accordance with the "Open Public Meetings Act," P.L. 1975, c.231 (C.10:4-6 et seq.).
b. A true copy of the minutes of every meeting of the board shall be forthwith delivered by and under the certification of the secretary thereof, to the Governor. No action taken at the meeting by the board shall have force or effect until 10 days after the copy of the minutes has been delivered. If, in the 10-day period, the Governor returns the copy of the minutes with a veto of any action taken by the authority or any member thereof at the meeting, the action shall be null and of no effect. If the Governor does not return the minutes within the 10-day period, any action therein recited shall have force and effect according to the wording thereof. At any time prior to the expiration of the 10-day period, the Governor may sign a statement of approval of any such action of the board, in which case the approved action shall not thereafter be disapproved.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, with regard to the authorization or sale of bonds of the authority, the authority shall furnish to the Governor a certified copy of the minutes of the meeting at which the bonds are authorized or sold after the taking of the action, and the Governor shall indicate approval or disapproval of the action prior to the end of the business day upon which the certified copy of the minutes was furnished to the Governor.
The powers conferred in this section upon the Governor shall be exercised with due regard for the rights of the holders of bonds of the authority at any time outstanding, and nothing in, or done pursuant to, this section shall in any way limit, restrict or alter the obligation or powers of the authority or any representative or officer of the authority to carry out and perform in every detail each and every covenant, agreement or contract at any time made or entered into by or on behalf of the authority with respect to its bonds or for the benefit, protection or security of the holders thereof.
c. The officers of the board shall be a chairperson, a vice-chairperson, and one person to act as secretary and treasurer. The chairperson and vice-chairperson shall be elected from among the public members of the board by the board annually and shall hold office until their successors are elected or until their earlier death, disability, resignation, or removal. The secretary and treasurer shall be the executive director or designee. Any vacancy of the chairperson or vice-chairperson caused by the death, disability, resignation, or removal of any officer shall be filled by the members of the board.