New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:17a-4 - Designation Of Site; Commission; Establishment; Members; Term Of Office; Designation Of Representative; Oath; Vacancies; Meetings; Actions; Approval

13:17A-4. Designation of site; Commission; establishment; members; term of office; designation of representative; oath; vacancies; meetings; actions; approval
a. By December 31, 1983 the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission shall identify an appropriate site, if any, for a food distribution center within the Hackensack Meadowlands District and shall advise the Governor on whether the center is compatible with its master plan and is needed within the district. Upon receipt of this advice from the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission or in any event after December 31, 1983, the Governor may designate an appropriate site within the Hackensack Meadowlands District for a food distribution center and establish the Hackensack Meadowlands Food Distribution Center Commission. The site designated by the Governor need not be the site selected by the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission.

b. The commission is established in, but not of, the Department of Community Affairs and constituted a body politic and corporate and an instrumentality exercising public and essential governmental functions to provide for the public health and welfare, and the exercise by the commission of the powers conferred by this act shall be deemed and held to be an essential governmental function of the State.

c. The commission shall consist of eleven members to be appointed as follows:

(1) The Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, who shall be a member ex officio;

(2) The Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, who shall be a member ex officio;

(3) The State Treasurer, who shall be a member ex officio;

(4) The Commissioner of the Department of Commerce and Economic Development, who shall be a member ex officio;

(5) Two members of the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission, to be appointed by the Governor;

(6) Three members to be appointed by the Governor to represent the municipalities in which the site for the food distribution center is located. The members shall be selected from names submitted by the mayors of the municipalities and may include the mayors themselves; and

(7) Two public members, to be appointed by the Governor.

The members first appointed pursuant to subsections (6) and (7) above shall be designated to serve for terms respectively expiring on the first days of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth Februaries next ensuing after the dates of their appointments. Subsequent appointments shall be for a term of five years.

Each member shall hold office for the term of his appointment and until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified. A member of the commission shall be eligible for reappointment.

d. Each ex officio member of the commission may designate an officer or employee of his department to represent him at meetings of the commission, and each designee may lawfully vote and otherwise act on behalf of the member for whom he constitutes the designee. Any designation shall be in writing, delivered to the commission and shall continue in effect until revoked or amended by writing, delivered to the agency.

e. Each member of the agency before entering upon his duties shall take and subscribe an oath to perform the duties of the office faithfully, impartially and justly to the best of his ability. A record of these oaths shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.

f. Any vacancies in the membership of the commission occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments but for the unexpired terms only.

g. A true copy of the minutes of every meeting of the commission shall be forthwith delivered by and under the certification of the secretary thereof to the Governor. No action taken at such meeting by the commission shall have force or effect until 10 days, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays excepted, after the copy of the minutes shall have been so delivered, unless during the 10-day period the Governor shall approve the same, in which case such action shall become effective upon the approval. If, in said 10-day period, the Governor returns the copy of the minutes with veto of any action taken by the commission or any member thereof at the meeting, the action shall be null and void and of no effect. The Governor may approve all or part of the action taken at the meeting prior to the expiration of the said 10-day period.

L.1983, c. 272, s. 4, eff. July 18, 1983.

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