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Department of State

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State

Statutes & Rules

Ethnic Advisory Council

Executive Order #56 Governor James J. Florio
Continues Executive Orders 99 & 206 (Kean) for the Ethnic Advisory Council.


Continues Executive Orders #11, #99 and #206 (Kean)

WHEREAS, on July 23, 1982, Executive Order No. 11 created an Ethnic Advisory Council to advise the Governor regarding the needs of the ethnic communities in New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, the Council membership was subsequently increased by Executive Order No. 99 on May 7, 1985; and Executive Order No. 206 on April 25, 1989; and

WHEREAS, the continued influx of new ethnic groups into New Jersey has precipitated the need to increase our awareness, appreciation and understanding of each of these new ethnic groups; and

WHEREAS, increasing the membership of the Ethnic Advisory Council to include representatives from these new groups will allow for a better understanding of their contributions and needs;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES J. FLORIO, 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. Section 2(a) and 2(b) of Executive Order 11 are hereby amended as follows:

    • "2(a). The Council shall consist of 46 members appointed by the Governor. At least 38 of these appointees shall be representatives of ethnic communities within the State of New Jersey. In selecting the Council membership, consideration shall be given to appointing as broad a representative sample as possible of New Jersey's ethnic communities. All new members of the Ethnic Advisory Council who are appointed upon the effective date of this Order shall serve a full two-year term from the date of this Order."
    • "2(b). The Commissioners of the Departments of Community Affairs and Education, the Secretary of State, the Chancellor of Higher Education, the Chairman of the State Council of the Arts, the Chairman of the New Jersey Historical Commission, the Director of the Division on Civil Rights, or their designees, and the Ethnics Community Liaison, appointed by the Governor shall serve on the Council in an ex-officio capacity."
  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 11th day of February in the Year of Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two, and of the Independence of the United States, the two hundred and sixteenth.

/s/ James J. Florio



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