40A:9-22.13. Establishment of county ethics board
a. Each county of the State governed under the provisions of P.L.1972, c.154 (C.40:41A-1 et seq.) may, by ordinance, and the remaining counties may, by resolution establish a county ethics board consisting of six members who are residents of the county, at least two of whom shall be public members. The members of the ethics board shall be appointed by the governing body of the county and no more than one of whom shall be from the same municipality. The members shall be chosen by virtue of their known and consistent reputation for integrity and their knowledge of local government affairs. No more than three members of the ethics board shall be of the same political party.
b. The members of the county ethics board shall annually elect a chairman from among the membership.
c. The members shall serve for a term of five years; except that of the members initially appointed, two of the public members shall be appointed to serve for a term of five years, one member shall be appointed to serve for a term of four years, and the remaining members shall be appointed to serve for a term of three years. Each member shall serve until his successor has been appointed and qualified. Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the ethics board shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the unexpired term.
d. Members of the ethics board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed by the county for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties under this act.
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