2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 52 - STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS
Section 52:15-7 - Examination and investigation of officer, department, board, bureau or commission; witnesses; expenses; divulging information; cross-examination
52:15-7. Examination and investigation of officer, department, board, bureau or commission; witnesses; expenses; divulging information; cross-examination
The Governor is authorized at any time, either in person or by one or more persons appointed by him for the purpose, to examine and investigate the management by any State officer of the affairs of any department, board, bureau or commission of the State and to examine and investigate the management and affairs of any department, board, bureau or commission of the State. The Governor and the persons so appointed by him are empowered to subpoena and enforce the attendance of witnesses, to administer oaths and examine witnesses under oath and to require the production of any books or papers deemed relevant or material. Whenever any person so appointed shall not be regularly in the service of the State his compensation for such services shall be fixed by the Governor, and said compensation and all necessary expenses of such examinations and investigations shall be paid from the treasury out of any appropriations made for the purpose upon the order of the Governor. Investigations and examinations may be made privately or publicly, but it shall be unlawful for any person to divulge the results of any investigation or examination to any person or persons other than the Governor, unless a public hearing shall have first been held. Whenever any person shall be examined by the Governor or by his duly authorized representative or representatives under the powers contained in this act at a public hearing, the officer, department, board, bureau, commission or individual under investigation or scrutiny may through his or its authorized representative or representatives cross-examine any such person on any phase of the matter concerning which he has been examined or questioned, and such officer, department, board, bureau, commission or individual may introduce other witnesses and other evidence to explain, enlarge upon, or clarify the matter, situation or condition under investigation or scrutiny to the end that the full details of any such matter, situation or condition may be developed and presented at one and the same time.
L.1941, c. 16, p. 34, s. 1. Amended by L.1941, c. 315, p. 850, s. 1.