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  • NJ A1986
  • Increases number of commissioners on Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor to six; changes process for appointment of commissioners.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill increases the number of commissioners on the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor (commission) from two to six. New Jersey and New York are each to appoint three commissioners. The commissioners from each state are to be appointed as follows: one by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate; one upon recommendation from the presiding officer of the Senate; and one upon recommendation from the presiding officer of the Assembly. The existing member of the commission from each state is to continue to serve as a commissioner until the third June 30 following the date of enactment. The presiding officers of the Senate and Assembly in each state are authorized to recommend an individual to be appointed as a commissioner with a term that expires on the fifth June 30 following the date of enactment. Thereafter, commissioners are to serve for terms of four years. The bill also changes the number of commissioners required for a quorum to four. This bill amends the compact entered into by the State of New Jersey and the State of New York in 1953 creating the commission. In 1970, both New York and New Jersey enacted legislation to amend the compact, but those laws were never ratified by the United States Congress. Until ratified by Congress, the 1970 laws are not binding on the commission, although reflected in New Jersey and New York under the current law. Accordingly, this bill amends sections 2 and 3 of P.L.1970, c.58 to increase the number of commissioners to six, to change the number of commissioners required for a quorum to four, and to change the process for the appointment of commissioners.
Transportation and Independent Authorities
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
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