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New Jersey Statutes Title 12. Commerce and Navigation 12 § 8-1

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The Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint six commissioners of maritime and docking pilots, hereinafter in this chapter called “commissioners”, who shall hold their offices, respectively, for three years and until a successor is appointed and qualified.  No more than three of the commissioners shall be members of the same political party, and they shall be selected from among such persons as have been officers in our naval, Coast Guard or merchant service, or have been duly qualified as United States Merchant Marine Officers.

The Board of Commissioners of Pilotage of the State of New Jersey, together with its functions, powers and duties is continued as the New Jersey Maritime Pilot and Docking Pilot Commission (the “commission”) but is transferred to the Department of Transportation.  The commission shall be in, but not of, the Department of Transportation.  This transfer shall be subject to the “State Agency Transfer Act,” P.L.1971, c. 375 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.). Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting the terms of office of the present commissioners of pilotage.  The commission shall consist of the commissioners appointed pursuant to this section.

Each January, the commission shall elect from its membership a president, vice president, treasurer and secretary.  The commission may employ an executive director and other employees on such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate, without regard to the provisions of Title 11A of the New Jersey Statutes.

The commissioners and officers and employees of the commission shall be enrolled in the Public Employees' Retirement System and shall be eligible to participate in the State Health Benefits Program established pursuant to the “New Jersey State Health Benefits Program Act,” P.L.1961, c. 49 (C.52:14-17.25 et seq.). The commissioners and officers and employees who may currently be members of the Public Employees' Retirement System shall continue in membership.

In case any commissioner shall die or resign, or otherwise become disqualified to act, the governor shall forthwith fill such vacancy in the same manner and for the same term as an original appointment.

A true copy of the minutes of every meeting of the commission shall be forthwith delivered by and under the certification of the secretary thereof to the Governor.  No action taken at that meeting by the commission shall have force or effect until the earlier of 15 days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, after the copy of the minutes shall have been so delivered, or the approval thereof by the Governor.  If, in the 15-day period, the Governor returns the copy of the minutes with veto of any action taken by the commission or any member thereof at that meeting, the action shall be null and of no effect.  The minutes of any meeting at which the commission proposed or approves its operating or capital outlay budget shall include a copy of that budget.  This paragraph shall not apply to any disciplinary proceedings or actions taken by the commission.

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