Bill To Eliminate Unneeded State Boards Gets Final Legislative Approval

TRENTON – Legislation to help streamline state government by getting rid of inactive boards, commissions, committees and task forces was given final legislative approval 74-0 Thursday by the Assembly.

The bill (A-2851) is part of ongoing efforts to make government more efficient to cut costs and improve New Jersey’s business climate.


It was approved 78-0 by the Assembly in June and 37-0 by the Senate it August. It had to return Thursday to the Assembly for final approval because of a Senate amendment.

The bill eliminates the:

  • Agent Orange Commission;
  • Camden Financial Review Board;
  • Christopher Columbus Quincentennial Observance Commission;
  • Commission on Early Childhood Education;
  • Commission to Study Sex Discrimination in the Statutes;
  • Committee to Review the State Commission of Investigation;
  • Corporation Business Tax Study Commission;
  • Crime Prevention Advisory Committee;
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal Transportation Safety Study Commission;
  • Drug Utilization Review Council;
  • Environment Advisory Task Force;
  • Ergonomics in Education Study Commission;
  • Fisheries Information and Development Center Coordinating Board;
  • Governor’s Air and Space Medal Nominating Committee;
  • Hospital Care Payment Commission;
  • Jewish Heritage Trail Study Commission;
  • Managed Care Task Force;
  • New Jersey Citizens’ Clean Elections Commission;
  • New Jersey Commemorative Coin Design Commission;
  • New Jersey Health Data Commission;
  • New Jersey Obesity Prevention Task Force;
  • New Jersey Railroad and Transportation Museum Commission;
  • New Jersey Uniform Securities Law Study Commission;
  • Parents’ Education Program Advisory Committee;
  • Police Paperwork Reduction Task Force;
  • Pollution Prevention Advisory Board;
  • Prepaid Higher Education Expense Board and associated program in its entirety;
  • Property Tax Convention Task Force;
  • Recreational Sports and Leisure Activities Liability Study Commission;
  • Regional Intergovernmental Transportation Coordinating Study Commission;
  • Right to Know Advisory Council, including its duties and powers;
  • School Construction Review Commission;
  • State Board of Public Movers and Warehousemen;
  • State Commission on Drunk Driving;
  • State Revenue Forecasting Advisory Commission;
  • State Review Board on Driver Education;
  • Task Force on New Jersey History;
  • Task Force on Workplace Violence;
  • Task Force to Study Attendance in Public Schools;
  • The Trustees of the New Jersey School of the Arts; and the
  • World Language Instruction Committee.

The Senate amended the bill to include the Advisory Council of the State Library and its duties concerning giving advice and making recommendations.

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