State of New Jersey
Executive Order #35

Governor James J. Florio

This Executive Order extended EO #208 (Kean) and was modified or extended by EO #90 (Florio) and EO #37 and #70 (Whitman) and EO #12 (McGreevey).

WHEREAS, the New Jersey-Israel Commission (Commission) was created on May 31, 1989 by Executive Order No. 208 to enhance New Jersey's ability to implement the development of trade, capital investment and joint business ventures in addition to the development of cultural and educational exchanges between New Jersey and Israel as stated in the Sister State Agreement with Israel (Agreement); and

WHEREAS, the Commission expired on May 31, 1991; and

WHEREAS, the Commission has helped to foster a spirit of cooperation between the citizens of Israel and the citizens of New Jersey that should continue to be available in order to achieve the goals of the Agreement; and

WHEREAS, modification of the membership of the Commission and its directives has been recommended;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JIM 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 Order and Direct:

1. The New Jersey-Israel Commission shall continue in existence through and including May 31, 1993.

2. The membership of the Commission shall be modified to consist of a minimum of fifteen members and a maximum of seventy-five members. These members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor. An additional eight members of the Commission shall be State legislators, four of whom shall represent the General Assembly and four of whom shall represent the Senate. All legislative members shall be appointed by their respective legislative leadership.

3. The structure of the Commission shall consist of the following five subcommittees:

a. Committee on Economic Development and International Trade;

b. Committee on Research, Science and Technology;

c. Committee on Education;

d. Committee on Culture and Tourism; and

e. Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Each subcommittee shall have as an ex-officio member, one State official who will be appointed by the Governor, to provide assistance when needed. The Commission shall also have an Executive Committee comprised of the two co-chairpersons of the Commission, the five chairpersons of the Commission's five subcommittees, and five at-large members, who shall all be designated by the Governor.

4. The Commission shall report directly to the Office of the Governor.

5. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this
16th day of July 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 sixteenth.

/s/ James J. Florio


Brian J. Kelly
Assistant Counsel to the Governor