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  • NJ A1754
  • Provides that cabinet-level public officials, Attorney General, and county prosecutors may serve in acting capacity for no longer than six months without nomination.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
Under the New Jersey Constitution and statutory law, certain public offices must be filled by nomination and appointment of the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. These positions include but are not limited to the heads of each principal department; various officers of the militia; members of boards and commissions; and county prosecutors. This bill provides that a person shall not serve in an acting capacity as the head of a principal department or in a cabinet-level position in the Executive Branch of State Government, or as Attorney General, or as a county prosecutor for a period of more than six months, when that position is required to be filled by the Governor's nomination with the advice and consent of the Senate, if the Governor has not submitted that person's name in nomination to the Senate to fill that position on a permanent basis. When the name of a person serving in an acting capacity is not submitted in nomination to the Senate prior to the end of that six- month period, the person serving in an acting capacity would terminate that service at the end of the six months. The bill applies only to the heads of principal departments and cabinet-level positions in the Executive Branch, the Attorney General, and county prosecutors. The bill further provides that, when any person is serving in an acting capacity on the effective date of the bill, and the Governor has not submitted that person's name in nomination to the Senate to serve on a permanent basis, the Governor shall nominate that person within 30 days of that effective date, or at the next Senate session, whichever is sooner, or the person shall vacate that position.
Judiciary
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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