10:5-10 Commission's powers and duties; local commissions.
9.The commission shall:
a.Consult with and advise the Attorney General with respect to the work of the division.
b.Survey and study the operations of the division.
c.Report to the Governor and the Legislature with respect to such matters relating to the work of the division and at such times as it may deem in the public interest.
The mayors or chief executive officers of the municipalities in the State may appoint local commissions on civil rights to aid in effectuating the purposes of this act. Such local commissions shall be composed of representative citizens serving without compensation. Such commissions shall attempt to foster through community effort or otherwise, good will, cooperation and conciliation among the groups and elements of the inhabitants of the community, and they may be empowered by the local governing bodies to make recommendations to them for the development of policies and procedures in general and for programs of formal and informal education that will aid in eliminating all types of discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, disability, nationality or sex.
L.1945,c.169,s.9; amended 1949, c.11, s.6; 1962, c.37, ss.6,9; 1963, c.40, s.5; 1970, c.80, s.13; 1991, c.519, s.7; 1992, c.146, s.8; 2003, c.180, s.11; 2006, c.100, s.8.
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