18A:12-28. Staff appointments; duties; powers
8. a. The commission may appoint professional employees and clerical staff and may incur expenses which are necessary to carry out the provisions of this act within the limits of funds appropriated or otherwise made available to it for that purpose. All appointments shall be made in accordance with the provisions of Title 11A of the New Jersey Statutes.
b. In order to carry out the provisions of this act, the commission shall have the power to issue advisory opinions, receive complaints filed pursuant to section 9 of this act, receive and retain disclosure statements filed pursuant to sections 5 and 6 of this act, conduct investigations, hold hearings, and compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents as it may deem necessary and relevant to such matter under investigation. The members of the commission and persons appointed by it for this purpose are empowered to administer oaths and examine witnesses under oath.
c. A person shall not be excused from testifying or producing evidence on the ground that the testimony or evidence might tend to incriminate the person, but an answer shall not be used or admitted in any proceeding against the person, except in a prosecution for perjury. The foregoing use immunity shall not be granted without prior written approval of the Attorney General. If use immunity is not granted, the person may be excused from testifying or producing evidence on the ground that the testimony or evidence might tend to incriminate the person.
d. The commission shall promptly report to the Attorney General any information which indicates the possible violation of any criminal law.
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