State of New Jersey
Executive Order #7

Governor James J. Florio

WHEREAS, the expenditures of State government have increased and the services provided by State government have expanded dramatically in recent years; and

WHEREAS, it is vital to the economic health and prosperity of the State of New Jersey that public services be provided in a sound, efficient and economical manner and that the people of this State be assured of the wise expenditure of their tax dollars; and

WHEREAS, the economic climate in New Jersey is such that State government may be facing a period of severe fiscal constraint in the immediate future;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES J. FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in my by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. There is hereby established the Governor's Management Review Commission. The Commission shall have seven members which shall include representatives of government, business, labor, nonprofit organizations and academia. The Commission may select and retain such agents, assistants and consultants as necessary, and may utilize the services of executives and experts and other contributions from business and industry as it deems necessary to carry out its functions.

2. The Commission shall study and analyze the various departments, commissions, authorities and other functions of State government to ascertain the means by and manner in which the services of the State of New Jersey may be afforded to its citizens in the most efficient, expeditious and economical manner.

3.a. The Commission is authorized to call upon any department, office, division or agency of the State to supply such statistical data, program reports, or other information or personnel and materials as it deems necessary to discharge its responsibilities under this Order.

b. Each department, office, division or agency of the State is authorized and directed, to the extent not inconsistent with law, to cooperate with the Commission and furnish it such information and assistance as it may find necessary in the discharge of its responsibilities under this Order.

4. The Commission shall render to the Governor interim reports as it may deem appropriate or as the Governor may request and, upon completion of its work, the Commission shall render a full report of its findings and recommendations.

5. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 2nd day of April in the Year
of Our Lord, one thousand nine
hundred and ninety, and of the
Independence of the United States,
the two hundred and fourteenth.

/s/ James J. Florio


/s/ John A. Sweeney
Counsel to the Governor