State of New Jersey
Executive Order #35

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

WHEREAS, Reorganization Plan No. 002-1995 (hereinafter "the Plan") was submitted to the Senate and General Assembly on March 13, 1995; and

WHEREAS, paragraph 2 of the Plan provides for the transfer of Division of Motor Vehicles records, property, employees, as well as for the transfer of the unexpended balance of funds appropriated or otherwise available to the Division of Motor Vehicles from the Department of Law and Public Safety to the Department of Transportation pursuant to the "State Agency Transfer Act," P.L. 1971, c. 375 (C.52:14D-1 et seq.); and

WHEREAS, the Plan shall become effective in 60 days on May 12, 1995, unless disapproved by each House of the Legislature by the passage of a Concurrent Resolution stating in substance that the Legislature does not favor the Plan; and

WHEREAS, paragraph 7 of the Plan also provides that it shall become effective on a date later than May 12, 1995, should the Governor establish such a later date for the effective date of the Plan, or any part thereof, by an Executive Order; and

WHEREAS, the administrative burden on both the Department of Law and Public Safety and the Department of Transportation in implementing the Plan will be greatly diminished by delaying the effective date of the Plan until the commencement of the new fiscal year; and

WHEREAS, coordinating the effective date of the Plan with the commencement of the new fiscal year and with the effective date of related personnel action in the affected departments will promote the prompt, efficient and effective implementation of the Plan, in the best interests of the State; and

WHEREAS, I conclude that an effective date later than May 12, 1995 is necessary for the orderly and effective implementation of the Plan;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. Reorganization Plan No. 002-1995, unless disapproved by the Legislature by May 12, 1995, shall be effective on July 22, 1995.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 8th day of May in the Year of
Our Lord, One Thousand Nine
Hundred and Ninety-Five, and of
the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Eighteenth.

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman


/s/ Margaret M. Foti
Chief Counsel to the Governor