State of New Jersey
Executive Order #24

Governor James J. Florio

Extends Executive Order #106 (Byrne)

WHEREAS, the State prisons and other penal and correctional institutions of the New Jersey Department of Corrections continue to house populations of inmates in excess of their capacities and remain seriously overcrowded; and

WHEREAS, these conditions continue to endanger the safety, welfare and resources of the residents of this State; and

WHEREAS, the scope of this crisis prevents local governments from safeguarding the people, property and resources of the State; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 226 of January 12, 1990 will expire on January 20, 1991; and

WHEREAS, the conditions specified in Executive Order No. 106 of June 19, 1981, continue to prevent a substantial likelihood of disaster;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES J. FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby declare a continuing state of emergency and ORDER and DIRECT as follows:

1. Executive Order No. 106 (Byrne) of June 19, 1981; No. 108 (Byrne) of September 11, 1981; No. 1 (Kean) of January 20, 1982; No. 8 (Kean) of May 20, 1982; No. 27 (Kean) of January 10, 1983; No. 43 (Kean) of July 15, 1982; No. 60 (Kean) of January 20, 1984; No. 78 (Kean) of July 20, 1984; No. 89 (Kean) of January 18, 1985; No. 127 (Kean) of January 17, 1986; No. 155 (Kean) of January 12, 1987; No. 184 (Kean) of January 4, 1988; No. 202 (Kean) of January 26, 1989; and No. 226 (Kean) of January 12, 1990, shall remain in effect until January 20, 1992 notwithstanding any sections in them stating otherwise.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 18th day of January in the Year
of Our Lord, one thousand nine
hundred and ninety-one, and of the
Independence of the United States,
the two hundred and fifteenth.

/s/ James J. Florio


/s/ Andrew Weber
Chief Counsel to the Governor