State of New Jersey
Executive Order #86

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

This executive order modifies by EO #81 Whitman.

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 81 (1998) established the Landlord-Tenant Task Force ("Task Force"); and

WHEREAS, the Task Force was created to promote cooperation among government officials, landlords, tenants and private investors and to ensure the proper and safe development of multi-family housing communities as well as the maintenance of existing communities; and

WHEREAS, in order for the Task Force to better encourage discussion and cooperation among more varied interest groups in the State of New Jersey, it is advisable to amend the membership of the Task Force to add one member from the Mobile Homeowners Association and one member from the Affordable Housing Network;

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 by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT that:

1. Executive Order No. 81 (1998) shall remain in full force and effect except as modified herein.

2. Paragraph 3 of Executive Order No. 81 (1998) is hereby amended as follows:

"The Task Force shall convene by October 1, 1998, and shall complete its study and report back to me within one hundred and twenty (120) days of the date the Task Force first convenes."

3. The first paragraph of paragraph 5 of Executive Order No. 81 (1998) is hereby amended as follows:

"The Task Force shall consist of the Attorney General, or his designee; the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, or her designee; a member of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate President; a member of the General Assembly to be appointed by the Speaker of the General Assembly; and one member from each of the following organizations to be appointed by the Governor: the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Tenants Organization, the New Jersey Apartment Association, the League of Municipalities, the New Jersey Builders Association, the New Jersey Bankers Association, the Mobile Homeowners Association and the Affordable Housing Network. The Governor shall designate a chair and vice-chair of the Task Force from among the members of the Task Force."

4. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 27th day of July in in the Year
of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine
Hundred and Ninety Eight, and of
the Independence of the United States,
the Two Hundred and Twenty-Third.

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman



/s/ John J. Farmer, Jr.
Chief Counsel to the Governor