tax dollars without compromising the availability and quality of
State services is a cornerstone of this Administration; and
government must identify and pursue innovative methods of achieving
these goals; and
through reliance on private enterprise, market forces and competition
for providing public services, may be one alternative by which to
save tax dollars and maintain, and possibly improve, State services;
comprehensive study should be conducted to analyze the feasibility
of prudent privatization of selected government services and evaluate
the potential consequences of such privatization;
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:
is hereby established the New Jersey Advisory Commission on Privatization,
hereinafter referred to as the Commission.
2. The Commission
shall consist of a chairperson and four (4) other members appointed
by the Governor.
3. The Commission
shall: (1) conduct a review of existing feasibility studies and
actual experiences of governments that have initiated privatization
efforts; (2) evaluate the advantages and disadvantages associated
with privatization generally; (3) conduct a feasibility study
of New Jersey State government, including a cost-benefit and implementation
analysis, to identify those areas where privatization would result
in cost savings and quality improvements; and (4) propose appropriate
and beneficial methods of implementing privatization in this State.
4. The Commission
shall periodically report to the Governor and shall issue its
recommendations in writing by December 31, 1994.
5. The Commission
is authorized to call upon any department, office, division, or
agency of this State to supply it with data and other information,
personnel or assistance it deems necessary to discharge its duties
under this Order. Each department, officer, division or agency
of this State is hereby required, to the extent not inconsistent
with law, to cooperate with the Commission and to furnish it with
such information, personnel and assistance as is necessary to
accomplish the purpose of this Order. The Attorney General, or
her designee, shall act as legal counsel to the Commission.
Order shall take effect immediately.
under my hand and seal,
this 18th day of April in the Year of
Our Lord, One Thousand Nine
Hundred and Ninety-Four and of the
Independence of the United States,
the Two Hundred and Eighteenth.
Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor