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Executive Order #18

Governor Jon S. Corzine

WHEREAS, on July 1, 2006, I signed Executive Order No. 17 declaring, inter alia, that a state of emergency exists in the State of New Jersey because of the absence of a General Appropriations Law for Fiscal Year 2007. The Order provided for the continuation of State services and functions that are essential to the health, safety, and welfare of the people of New Jersey, and established a framework for effectuating the orderly cessation of services and functions that are not essential; and

WHEREAS, it is not known when a General Appropriations Law will be enacted for Fiscal Year 2007; and

WHEREAS, Article V, Section I, Paragraph 12 and Article IV, Section I, Paragraph 4 of the New Jersey Constitution authorize the Governor to convene the Legislature in Special Sessions whenever in the Governor's opinion the public interest shall require; and

WHEREAS, Article V, Section I, Paragraph 12 of the New Jersey Constitution requires the Governor to communicate to the Legislature, by message at the opening of each regular session and at such other times as the Governor may deem necessary, the condition of the State and to recommend such measures as the Governor may deem desirable; and

WHEREAS, the Constitution and the health, safety, and welfare of the people of New Jersey require that a State budget be adopted; and

WHEREAS, it is imperative that a General Appropriations Law for Fiscal Year 2007 be passed by the Legislature and enacted into law as soon as possible in order to minimize, to the extent possible, the damaging consequences of the current situation, as detailed in Executive Order No. 17;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JON S. CORZINE, 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. The declarations, orders, and directives set forth in Executive Order No. 17 are incorporated herein by reference and shall continue in full force and effect.

  2. Pursuant to the provisions of Article V, Section I, Paragraph 12 and Article IV, Section I, Paragraph 4 of the New Jersey Constitution, it is my opinion that the public interest requires the Legislature to convene in order to fulfill its constitutional duty to pass a balanced General Appropriations Law for Fiscal Year 2007 and to consider legislation that is related to the State budget. I hereby call the Legislature to Special Sessions and direct that they convene commencing at 9:00 a.m. on July 4, 2006, and continuing for each day thereafter until a General Appropriations Law for Fiscal Year 2007 is enacted.

  3. Pursuant to Article V, Section I, Paragraph 12 of the New Jersey Constitution, I deem it necessary to communicate to the Legislature by message to be delivered at the opening of the Special Sessions at 9:00 a.m. on July 4, 2006, and at such times thereafter as I may determine to be necessary or desirable.

  4. This Order shall remain in effect until such time as a General Appropriations Law is enacted for Fiscal Year 2007.

  5. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 3rd day
of July, Two Thousand and Six, and of the
Independence of the United States, the Two
Hundred and Thirtieth.

/s/ Jon S. Corzine
Governor

[seal]

Attest:

/s/ Stuart Rabner
Chief Counsel to the Governor

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