Bill Text: NJ S1367 | 2020-2021 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Deactivates certain committees, councils, panels, and task forces of advisory or temporary nature if entity does not meet or have quorum at least once every year.*

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-01-29 - Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee [S1367 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2020-S1367-Amended.html

[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 1367

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 10, 2020

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  STEPHEN M. SWEENEY

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

Senator  THOMAS H. KEAN, JR.

District 21 (Morris, Somerset and Union)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Deactivates certain authorities, boards, commissions, committees, councils, panels, and task forces if entity does not meet or have quorum at least once every year.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee on March 5, 2020, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning the inactivation of certain authorities, boards, commissions, committees, councils, panels, and task forces and supplementing Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Notwithstanding the provisions of any law, rule, regulation, or order to the contrary, if an authority, board, commission, committee, council, panel, task force, or other body created by an act or joint resolution 1[prior to 2011]1 has not met or does not meet, or was or is not able to conduct business due to the lack of a quorum, at least once every 365 days, that body shall be deemed inactive.  The Secretary of State shall annually review the meeting records of every body created by an act or joint resolution 1[prior to 2011]1 and determine what body shall be deemed inactive by the provisions of this section.  If a body has been deemed inactive by the provisions of this section, the appointment of all members serving on that body shall be deemed terminated, and that body shall not be allowed to call to its assistance and avail itself of the services of employees of any State, county, or municipal department, board, bureau, commission, or agency.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

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