The New Jersey Real Estate Commission, hereinafter in this article designated as the “commission,” created and established by an act entitled “An act to define, regulate and license real estate brokers and salesmen, to create a State real estate commission and to provide penalties for the violation of the provisions hereof,” approved April 5, 1921 (P.L.1921, c. 141, § 370), as amended by an act approved April 23, 1929 (P.L.1929, c. 168, § 310), is continued. The commission shall constitute the division of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission in the Department of Insurance. The commission shall consist of eight members, appointed by the Governor pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1971, c. 60 ( C. 45:1-2.1 et seq. ), each of whom shall have been a resident of this State for a period of at least 10 years. Five members shall have been real estate brokers for a period of at least 10 years; two members shall be public members; and one member shall be a representative of an appropriate department. The department representative shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Upon the expiration of the term of office of any other member, his successor shall be appointed by the Governor for a term of three years. A majority of the voting members of the commission shall constitute a quorum thereof. Each member shall hold his office until his successor has qualified. Members to fill vacancies shall be appointed by the Governor for the unexpired term. The Governor may remove any commissioner for cause, upon notice and opportunity to be heard.
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