Thursday, July 8, 2010

NJ to axe deadwood commissions & boards

chopping block

The New Jersey Legislature is moving to eliminate a total of 41 boards, commissions, committees, councils, and task forces that have “served their purpose, been inactive for years, no longer have a role to fulfill, have completed their work, have not been convened for a long period of time, or were never organized.”

S-1997, sponsored by Senators Jim Whelan and Fred Madden, puts on the legislative chopping block a list of entities identified in the April 19, 2010 report of the Lieutenant Governor’s Red Tape Review Group. 

The bill would  eliminate 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 & Raritan Canal Transportation Safety Study Commiss.  
Drug Utilization Review Council 
Environment Advisory Task Force 
Ergonomics in Education Study Commission 
Fisheries Information and Develop. 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 
Property Tax Convention Task Force 
Recreational Sports and Leisure Activities Liability Study Comm.
Regional Intergovernmental Transportation Coordinating Study Commission 
Right to Know Advisory Council
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 
World Language Instruction Committee

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