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New Jersey Statutes Title 32. Interstate and Port Authorities and Commissions 32 § 20A-4

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a. The commission shall organize as soon as may be practicable after the appointment of its members, and shall select two co-chairpersons from its members, one from each state, and a secretary who need not be a member.

b. The commission shall meet regularly as it may determine.  Meetings of the commission shall be at such times and places as the co-chairpersons of the commission deem appropriate, but to the maximum extent practicable and feasible, shall be rotated between the two states on an alternating basis.   Meetings held in New Jersey shall be subject to the provisions and requirements of the “Open Public Meetings Act,” P.L.1975, c. 231 (C.10:4-6 et seq.).

The commission shall also meet at the call of the governor of either state or at the call of either co-chairperson.

c. A majority of the voting membership of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of commission business.  Action may be taken and motions and resolutions adopted by the commission at any meeting thereof by the affirmative vote of eight members of the commission.

d. The commission shall be entitled to call to its assistance, and avail itself of the services of, such employees of the two states, or any political subdivisions, instrumentalities, entities, agencies, or authorities thereof, as it may require and as may be made available to it for the purpose of carrying out its duties under this act.  If requested by the commission, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation shall provide primary staff support.

e. The commission may, within the limits of funds appropriated or otherwise made available to it for those purposes, employ such professional, technical, and clerical staff and incur such traveling and other miscellaneous expenses as it may deem necessary in order to perform its duties.

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