5.   The commission shall consist of the State Treasurer and six public members, all of whom shall be residents of this State and all of whom shall be appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.  No more than three of the six public members shall be members of the same political party.  The public members shall be appointed for terms of 5 years, except that of the members first appointed, one shall be appointed for a term of 1 year, one for a term of 2 years, one for a term of 3 years, one for a term of 4 years, and one for a term of 5 years, commencing as of the date of their appointment by the Governor.  The term of each of the members first appointed shall be designated by the Governor.  The term of the additional public member appointed pursuant to this 1983 amendatory act shall be five years.  The members shall annually elect one of the public members as chairman of the commission and shall also annually elect one of the public members as vice chairman of the commission.

   During the term of the lottery contribution made pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2017, c.98 (C. 5:9-22.8), the commission shall consist of the State Treasurer, the Director of the Division of Investment, and five public members, all of whom shall be residents of this State, and all of whom shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.  No more than three of the five public members shall be members of the same political party.  When the lottery contribution begins, the Governor shall select one public member, who is serving on the effective date of P.L.2017, c.98 (C. 5:9-22.5 et al.), for termination of the member’s service.  Members of the commission serving on the date of enactment of the “Lottery Enterprise Contribution Act,” P.L.2017, c.98 (C. 5:9-22.5 et al.), not terminated by the Governor shall continue to serve for the remainder of their terms.

Terms Used In New Jersey Statutes 5:9-5

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • State: extends to and includes any State, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia and the Canal Zone. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2

   Any vacancy in the commission occurring for any reason other than the expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.

   Any public member of the commission may be removed from office by the Governor, for cause, upon notice and opportunity to be heard at a public hearing.

   The public members of the commission shall receive no salaries but shall be allowed reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties in an amount not exceeding $5,000.00 per annum in the case of the chairman, and $3,500.00 in the case of each of the other commissioners.

   The Director of the Division of Investment and the State Treasurer may each designate an officer or employee of the Division of Investment or the Department of the Treasury, respectively, to represent the director or the Treasurer at meetings of the commission, who may lawfully vote and otherwise act on behalf of the Treasurer and the director, respectively.  Any designation shall be in writing, delivered to the commission and filed with the Secretary of State and shall continue in effect, unless by its terms it is made for a fixed period, until revoked or amended in the same manner as provided for the designation.

   L.1970, c.13, s.5; amended 1983, c.60, s.1; 2017, c.98, s.10.