17:1-15 Duties, authority of commissioner.
6.The commissioner, as administrator and chief executive officer of the department, shall:
a.Administer the work of the department;
b.Appoint and remove officers and other personnel employed within the department, subject to the provisions of Title 11A of the New Jersey Statutes, and other applicable statutes, except as otherwise specifically provided;
c.Perform, exercise and discharge the functions, powers and duties of the department through those divisions established by law or as the commissioner deems necessary;
d.Organize the work of the department pursuant to the structure or organizational units the commissioner determines to be necessary for efficient and effective operation, and which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this 1996 amendatory and supplementary act;
e.Formulate, adopt, issue and promulgate, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), in the name of the department, rules and regulations authorized by law for the efficient conduct of the work and general administration of the department, and the appropriate regulation of the institutions, companies, agencies, boards, commissions, and other entities within its jurisdiction, including licensees, officers and employees as authorized by law;
f.Determine all matters of policy within the commissioner's jurisdiction;
g.Institute or cause to be instituted the legal proceedings or processes necessary to enforce properly and give effect to any of the commissioner's powers or duties;
h.Make a report each year to the Governor and to the Legislature of the department's operations for the preceding fiscal year, and render such other reports as the Governor shall from time to time request, or as may be required by law;
i.Appoint advisory committees which may be desirable to advise and assist the department or a division in carrying out its functions and duties;
j.Have the power, in addition to any powers prescribed by law, to order any person violating any provision of Title 17 of the Revised Statutes or Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes to cease and desist from engaging in such conduct;
k. Perform such other functions as may be prescribed by law in this act or by any other law; and
l.Maintain suitable headquarters for the department and such other quarters as the commissioner shall deem necessary to the proper functioning of the department.
L.1996, c.45, s.6; amended 2014, c.81, s.57.
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