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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