[Second Reprint]

SENATE, No. 1860

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MARCH 24, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  STEPHEN M. SWEENEY

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Increases the number of voting members of the board of governors of Rutgers University from 15 to 19 members.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As amended by the Senate on June 12, 2014.

 


An Act concerning the board of governors of Rutgers, The State University and amending N.J.S.18A:65-14 and N.J.S.18A:65-22.

 

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

 

     1.    N.J.S.18A:65-14 is amended to read as follows:

     18A:65-14. The membership of the board of governors shall be  classified as follows and consist of:

     a.     the president of the corporation, serving as an ex officio non-voting member; and

     b.    [15] 19 voting members,

     i.     [seven] 2[nine] 122 of whom shall be appointed by the Governor of the State, with the advice and consent of the Senate, with one of these members being a resident of Camden County 1, 2[and]2 two of these members having professional expertise in a medical field with one of the two being 2[an alumna or alumnus of the university1]  appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the General Assembly, two of these members being members of the board of trustees and alumni of the university with one of the two being appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the President of the Senate2   , and one of 2[whom shall be] these members2 appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the General Assembly and who shall be a resident of Essex County, [and] 2and2

     ii.    seven of whom shall be appointed by the board of trustees, from among their members, one of whom shall be a resident of Essex County and one of whom shall be a resident of Middlesex County, elected and serving under the provisions of subsection I.c. or I.d. of 18A:65-15 2[, and

     iii.  one of whom shall be appointed by the President of the Senate and one of whom shall be appointed by the Speaker of the General Assembly1The member appointed by the President of the Senate shall be an alumna or alumnus of the university who has professional expertise in a medical field.  The member appointed by the Speaker of the General Assembly shall have professional expertise in a medical field.1] . 2

     The first additional appointments made by the Governor pursuant to P.L.2012, c.45 (C.18A:64M-1 et al.) and P.L.    , c.   (pending before the Legislature as this bill), shall not require the advice and consent of the Senate, but thereafter such advice and consent shall be required.

     1The first additional appointments made by the Governor pursuant to P.L.    , c.   (pending before the Legislature as this bill), and the successors, shall 2[have professional expertise in a medical field, and one of the first additional appointments made by the Governor, and the successors, shall be an alumna or alumnus of the university1] be made in accordance with the requirements of that act2.

     All members shall serve for terms of six years, except that the terms of those initially appointed by the Governor which began on September 1, 1956, shall expire respectively (as designated by him) one, two, three, four, five and six years after June 30, 1956, and terms of those initially appointed by the board of trustees which began on September 1, 1956, shall expire respectively (as designated by the board) two, three, four, five and six years after June 30, 1956; all of whose respective successors shall be appointed to serve six-year terms. Governors may succeed themselves for not more than one additional term after having served one full six-year term (including an initial term beginning on September 1, 1956, and expiring on June 30, 1962).

(cf: P.L.2012, c.45, s.87)

 

     2.    N.J.S.18A:65-22 is amended to read as follows:

     18A:65-22. a. [Eight] Ten members of the board of governors shall constitute a quorum.

     b.    Such number, not less than 12, of the board of trustees as shall be determined by the board, and until so determined, 12 members, shall constitute a quorum.

     c.     A quorum of a joint meeting of the boards shall be present if [eight] 10 governors and not less than a majority of the trustees then in office (other than those who are governors), are present.

(cf: P.L.2013, c.218)

 

     3.    This act shall take effect immediately.