State of New Jersey
Executive Order #46

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, the use of video lotteries are being considered or have been implemented in other states; and

WHEREAS, institution of a video lottery could have the potential for generating new State revenues; and

WHEREAS, a variety of legal, economic and policy issues would be associated with the institution of a video lottery system in New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, it is important that these issues be thoroughly reviewed in order to provide a sound basis for decision-making;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES E. McGREEVEY, 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. There is hereby established a Video Lottery Study Commission ("Commission") to review the legal, policy and economic issues associated with the use of video lottery terminals in New Jersey.

  2. The Commission shall consist of the Attorney General, a representative of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, a representative of the Casino Control Commission and five (5) distinguished citizens appointed by the Governor to serve as public members. The Governor shall designate the chairperson of the Commission.

  3. The Commission shall report on its review and examination of video lottery issues within 90 days of the appointment of its members.

  4. The Commission shall meet at the call of the chairperson. The Commission shall be staffed by the Department of Treasury, but shall be entitled to call to its assistance and avail itself of the services of the employees of any State department, board, bureau, commission or agency, as it may require and as may be available for its purposes, and to employ stenographic and clerical assistance and incur traveling and other miscellaneous expenses as may be necessary in order to perform its duties, within the limits of funds appropriated or otherwise made available to it for its purposes.

  5. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal, this
3rd day of February in the Year of Our
Lord, Two Thousand Three, and of the
Independence of the United States, the
Two Hundred and Twenty-Seventh.

/s/ James E. McGreevey




/s/ Paul P. Josephson
Chief Counsel to the Governor