State of New Jersey
Executive Order #37

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

This Executive Order extended EO #208 (Kean), and EO #35 and #90 (Florio) and was extended by EO #70 Whitman and EO #12 (McGreevey).

WHEREAS, on April 25, 1988, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, the State of New Jersey entered into a Sister State Agreement with Israel as a symbol of the potential for cooperation that exists between our two states; and

WHEREAS, this Agreement calls for the development of trade and cultural and educational exchanges, in addition to encouraging the development of capital investment and joint business ventures; and

WHEREAS, on May 31, 1989, the State of New Jersey established the New Jersey-Israel Commission by Executive Order No. 208 of Governor Kean to enhance New Jersey's ability to implement the stated goals of this Agreement; and

WHEREAS, the Commission was continued by Executive Order Nos. 35 and 90 of Governor Florio through and including May 31, 1995; and

WHEREAS, the Commission has effectively fostered a spirit of cooperation between the citizens of the State of Israel and the citizens of the State of New Jersey that should continue in order to further the goals of the Agreement; and

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

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. The New Jersey-Israel Commission shall continue in existence through and including May 31, 1997.

2. The Commission subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources created pursuant to Executive Order No. 35 (Florio), shall be discontinued.

3. The Executive Committee of the Commission shall be comprised of the two chairpersons of the Commission appointed by the Governor, the four chairpersons of the Commission's four subcommittees, and four at-large members. The four subcommittee chairpersons and four at-large members shall be appointed by the Commission chairpersons.

4. The Commission is hereby authorized to solicit and receive financial and in-kind contributions from private organizations in furtherance of its purposes set forth in this Order.

5. All other provisions of Executive Order No. 208 of Governor Kean and Executive Order Nos. 35 and 90 of Governor Florio which are not inconsistent with the foregoing shall remain in full force and effect.

6. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal,
this 1st day of June 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