[Second Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 3158

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 13, 2010

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblyman  PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.

District 18 (Middlesex)

Assemblywoman  LINDA R. GREENSTEIN

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Fuentes, Senators Weinberg, Buono and Gordon

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Establishes NJ Task Force on Coordination Among Nonprofit Social Service Organizations.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As amended by the Senate on September 26, 2011.

  


An Act establishing the New Jersey Task Force on Coordination Among Nonprofit Social Service Organizations.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    There is established the New Jersey Task Force on Coordination Among Nonprofit Social Service Organizations.

     The purpose of the task force shall be to develop recommendations, through collaboration among representatives of State government and social service organizations in the State, to support efforts to effectively coordinate and streamline services provided by social service organizations in the State by:

     a.     promoting shared services to reduce administrative costs;

     b.    forming alliances among social service organizations to eliminate duplication of services; and

     c.     establishing procedures for the uniform reporting of expenditures by social service organizations to policy makers and the public.

 

     2.    a.  The task force shall consist of 1[16] 171 members, as follows:

     (1)   the Commissioners of Children and Families, Community Affairs, Health and Senior Services, and Human Services, or their designees, who shall serve ex officio;

     (2)   1[four] five1 public members appointed by the Governor as follows: one representative each from the Center for Non-Profit Corporations; the Area Agencies on Aging; a Statewide social service organization offering women's support services; 1a Statewide social service organization providing services to persons with adult onset disabilities;1 and a Statewide social service organization offering emergency food and nutrition services;

     (3)   three public members appointed by the President of the Senate as follows: one representative each from the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New Jersey; the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women; and a Statewide social service organization offering substance abuse treatment 1and prevention services1;

     (4)   three public members appointed by the Speaker of the General Assembly as follows: one representative each from The Arc of New Jersey; the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey; and a Statewide organization providing environmental advocacy services; and

     (5)   two public members as follows: one appointed by the
Minority Leader of the Senate who is a representative of  a Statewide social 1[services] service1 organization providing services to the homeless; and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the General Assembly who is a representative from a Statewide organization advocating for the arts.

     Vacancies in the membership of the task force shall be filled in the same manner provided for the original appointments.

     b.    The task force shall organize as soon as practicable following the appointment of its members and shall select a chairperson and vice-chairperson from among the members of the task force.  The task force shall appoint a secretary who need not be a member of the task force.

     c.     The public members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties and within the limits of funds available to the task force.

     d.    The task force shall be entitled to call to its assistance and avail itself of the services of the employees of any State, county, or municipal department, board, bureau, commission, or agency as it may require and as may be available to it for its purposes.

     e.     The task force may meet and hold hearings at the places it designates during the sessions or recesses of the Legislature.

     f.     The 2[Department of Human Services] School of Social Work of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey2 shall provide professional and clerical staff  2services2 to the task force.

 

     3.    The task force shall report to the Governor, and to the Legislature pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1), no later than 12 months after the initial meeting of the task force, on its findings and recommendations concerning efforts to effectively coordinate and streamline services provided by social service organizations in the State.

 

     4.    This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire upon the issuance of the task force report.