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Legislative Services


Overview of the Commission and its Work

The Legislative Services Commission was created in 1979 by the New Jersey Legislature. See P.L.1979, c.8, N.J.S.A. 52:11-55 et seq. The Commission was given the responsibility to:
1.) Carry on the work of continuous revision of the general and permanent statute law of the State, by causing to be conducted a continuous examination thereof and of the judicial decisions construing the same, and by causing to be prepared and to be submitted to the Legislature for its action thereon from time to time legislative bills designed to revise such portions of the general and permanent statute law as in the judgment of the commission may be necessary to remedy defects therein, to accomplish improvement thereof and to maintain the same in revised, consolidated and simplified form under the general plan and classification of the Revised Statutes;
2.) To provide accurate budgetary, fiscal and program performance, evaluation and analysis, legal assistance, information and advice and informatory and research services to the standing reference, joint and special legislative committees and commissions and to the officers and members of the Legislature;
3.) To study the methods, practices and procedures employed by the Legislature and from time to time make such recommendations for their improvement and modernization as the commission shall deem desirable;
4.) Through the Office of Legislative Services to plan, provide for and coordinate administrative, housekeeping and other general services on behalf of the Legislature in the areas of purchasing, data processing, facilities, public educational programs and legislative district offices in accordance with the joint rules governing the operation of the district offices.
Commission Members
The Commission consists of sixteen members. Currently the members are:
Senate Members:
Senator Stephen M. Sweeney,Chair
Senator Christopher J. Connors
Senator Nia H. Gill
Senator Robert M. Gordon
Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr.
Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos Jr.
Senator Joseph Pennacchio
Senator Stephen M. Sweeney
Senator Loretta Weinberg
Assembly Members:
Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick, Vice Chair
Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco.
Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli
Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin
Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald
Assemblyman Vincent Prieto
Assemblyman David P. Rible
Assemblyman Scott T. Rumana



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