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Governor Jon S. Corzine Executive Orders

During his term in office, Governor Corzine issued a total of 167 executive orders, an average of about 41.75 per year. This was a dramatic increase over the rate at which New Jersey governors in the 1980s and 1990s issued such orders–Govenors Kean and Florio each averaged about 28 orders per year, while Governor Whitman issued an average of about 17.5. Governor Corzine’s rate is in line, however, with the governors immediately before and after him: Governors McGreevey and Codey combined to average 54.5 executive orders per year and Corzine’s successor, Governor Chris Christie, averaged 36.25. Of course, these numbers do not in any way quantify the relative import of actions implemented through individual or groups of these orders. In fact, as the chart shows, a high number of Corzine’s executive orders concerned the lowering of flags in New Jersey to half-staff, in large part due to the war in Iraq. More information on the use of executive orders by New Jersey governors is available here.

Governor Corzine’s Executive Orders are listed below in chronological order with a short description and information concerning each order’s impact on or relationship with other executive orders.

Information on this page is based on the Official Web Site for the State of New Jersey, which contains more information and links to the text of each Executive Order.

 

2006 (Orders 1-47)

Date No. Description Additional Action
January 17 1 ETHICS: Added 30 boards and 625 individuals to the list of positions requiring financial disclosures Updated by EO #14 Corzine).
February 1 2 Orders the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of New Jersey to be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of Coretta Scott King
February 7 3 Creates the position of Special Counsel to the Governor for School Construction
March 14 4 Orders that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of NJ be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of Watchung Borough Police Officer Matthew J. Melchionda
March 16 5 Creates the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness to lead and supervise New Jersey’s counterterrorism efforts Rescinds EO #33 (McGreevey) and #57 (Codey).
March 23 6 Orders that the flags of the United States and the State of New Jersey be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of US Army SPC Carlos Gonzalez
March 24 7 Amends Governor McGreevey’s Executive Order #24 by replacing the Attorney General as a member of the Board of Directors of the School Construction Corporation with a member of the Governor’s executive staff. Amends EO #24 (McGreevey) and rescinds EO #47 (McGreevey).
April 6 8 Orders that the flags of the United States and the State of New Jersey be flown at half-staff in recognition of the death of US Army Captain John F. Dugan, Jr.
April 7 9 Creates the New Jersey Commission on Government Efficiency and Reform to evaluate the budget, structure, and organization of government in New Jersey
April 13 10 Orders that the flags of the United States and the State of New Jersey be flown at half-staff in recognition of the death of firefighter Kevin Apuzzio
April 22 11 Creates the position of the Director of Energy Savings within the Department of Treasury
May 11 12 Orders that the flags of the United States and the State of New Jersey be flown at half-staff in recognition of the death of US Marine Corps Sergeant Matthew J. Fenton
May 11 13 Orders that the flags of the United States and the State of New Jersey be flown at half-staff in recognition of the death of US Army Captain Douglas R. Wight
May 12 14 Calls for an increased amount of transparency in the financial disclosures of members of state university and college governing boards Rescinds EO #65 (Codey) and amends EO #1 (Corzine)
May 30 15 Orders the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey to be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of United States Army Staff Sergeant Christian Longsworth
June 28 16 Declares a State of Emergency in the state as a result of heavy rains, high winds, river flooding, and runoff
July 1 17 Declares a State of Emergency in the State as a result of the government shutdown due to the failure to agree on a state budget
July 3 18 Orders a special legislative session to decide on the passing of the General Appropriations Law for fiscal year 2007
July 8 19 Concurrent with the passage of the state budget, orders every state department to resume services funded through the General Appropriations Law so that once the law is officially signed, the government is ready to resume all functions and services Rescinds portions of EO #17 (Corzine).
July 10 20 Terminates EO#16 (Corzine), which declared a State of Emergency in the State due to weather conditions Terminated EO#16 (Corzine).
July 10 21 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of United States Air Force Airman Carl Jerome Ware, Jr.
July 31 22 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of United States Army Staff Sergeant Robert Joseph Chiomento
August 2 23 Orders the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services to meet with the Child Care Workers Union for the purpose of entering into a written agreement regarding details such as reimbursement rates and payment procedures
August 4 24 Creates the New Jersey Committee on Native American Community Affairs to ensure that every person in New Jersey, especially Native Americans, is treated fairly
August 4 25 Orders and directs the Public Advocate to monitor and enforce new legislation (A-804/S-192) that authorizes competitive system-wide cable franchises
August 11 26 Orders and directs flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of Police Detective Kieran T. Shields
August 17 27 Continues EO #94 (Florio) which established the State Interagency Coordinating Council to aid in the cooperation between various state agencies in providing services for toddlers with disabilities
August 17 28 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of United States Army Specialist Hai Ming Hsia
August 23 29 Establishes an Advisory Committee on Police Standards to ensure that no form of racial profiling by State Police is tolerated in the event that the federal monitoring consent decree that New Jersey entered into in 1999 is terminated by a U.S. district court
September 7 30 Establishes the New Jersey Economic Growth Council to aid in the development and implementation of statewide economic development policies
September 7 31 Orders the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff in recognition of all of those lost in the September 11th attacks, particularly those from New Jersey
September 13 32 Orders the flag of the United State of America and the flag of New Jersey will be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of Firefighter Vincent Neglia
September 14 33 Orders the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of United States Marine Corps Private First Class Vincent M. Frassetto
September 15 34 Establishes the Division of Minority and Women Business Development within the Office of Economic Growth
September 22 35 Calls for a continuation of the programs within the Governor’s School Program, but it modifies the Governor’s School Board of Overseers Amends EO #129 (Kean) and EO #42 (Kean).
September 22 36 Establishes a Judicial Advisory Panel to review the background and abilities of potential nominees for the judiciary to ensure that any judge serving in the state of new jersey is of the highest legal and ethical caliber
September 26 37 Calls for a union of various State Authorities that are currently operating independently in the state to ensure that all economic and ethical policies in the state are being met
October 6 38 Orders the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Christopher B. Cosgrove, III
October 12 39 Establishes the Commission on Rationalizing New Jersey’s Health Care Resources
October 31 40 Orders the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of United States Marine Corps Private First Class Donald S. Brown
November 17 41 Orders and Directs November 24, 2006, the day following Thanksgiving, shall be granted as a day off to employees who work in the Executive Departments of State Government and who are paid from State funds or from federal funds made available to the State, whose functions, in the opinion of their appointing authority, permit such absence
November 20 42 Establishes State of New Jersey Technology Governing Board
November 22 43 Orders the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of United States Army Specialist Eric Rivera
December 6 44 Orders the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Michael A. Schwarz
December 8 45 Increases the membership of the World War II Memorial Commission from a maximum of 17 members to a maximum of 27 members
December 22 46 Orders the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of United States Army Private First Class Joe L. Baines
December 27 47 Orders the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff in recognition of the passing of former President Gerald R. Ford

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2007 (Orders 48-92)

Date No. Description Additional Action
January 2 48 Orders the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on January 5, 2007 in recognition of the death of U.S. Army Private First Class Eric R. Wilkus
January 2 49 Extends the New Jersey-Israel Commission through January 1, 2012 Extends EO #208 (Kean), EO #90 (Florio), EO #35 (Florio), EO #37 (Whitman), EO #12 (McGreevey).
January 5 50 Establishes the Office of Economic Growth (which currently operates as a unit within the Governor’s Office) and allocates its functions, powers, duties and personnel to the Department of the Treasury
January 29 51 Orders and directs the Appointments Office, in cooperation with the Office of Information Technology, to establish and maintain an interactive electronic database containing detailed information regarding the mission and membership of various active State boards, authorities, commissions, and other public bodies
January 29 52 Orders each Department to report to the Governor’s Office of Appointments during the month of December of each calendar year whether boards within its jurisdiction should be eliminated, continued, or consolidated
January 31 53 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on February 2, 2007, in recognition of the passing of Police Officer Tyron Franklin
February 13 54 Sets specific levels for greenhouse gas reduction in the state and calls for the Department of Environmental Protection to evaluate policies and measures that will enable to state to achieve those reduction levels
February 14 55 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, February 16, 2007, in recognition of the death of U.S. Marine Corporal Thomas E. Saba of Toms River, New Jersey
February 27 56 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, March 2, 2007, in recognition of the death of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer John A. Quinlan
March 7 57 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on March 9, 2007, in recognition of the passing of Sergeant Tommaso Popolizio
March 9 58 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Saturday, March 10, 2007, in recognition of the passing of Senator Richard W. Van Wagner
March 15 59 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Monday, March 19, 2007, in recognition of the passing of Senator Alexander J. Menza
March 26 60 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in recognition of the passing of U.S. Army paratrooper and Senior Combat Medic Sergeant First Class Benjamin L. Sebban
April 9 61 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, April 11, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Navy Commander Peter Mongilardi, Jr.
April 9 62 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Thursday, April 12, 2007, in recognition of the passing of U.S. Marine Private First Class Miguel A. Marcial III
April 10 63 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff April 13, 2007, in recognition of the passing of Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Barry Lee Bush
April 16 64 Declares a state of emergency throughout the state of New Jersey due to a Nor’easter
April 18 65 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, April 20, 2007, in recognition of the passing of the students and faculty killed at Virginia Polytechnic and State University
May 1 66 Terminates the State of Emergency declared in EO 64 (Corzine)
May 11 67 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Staff Sergeant Vincenzo Romeo
May 14 68 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 in recognition of the passing of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Sameer Rateb
May 17 69 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 18, 2007, in recognition of the passing of Police Officer William Preslar
June 5 70 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Staff Sergeant Joseph M. Weiglein
June 22 71 Encourages the observation of a moment of silence at noon on Monday, June 25, 2007 in recognition the passing of South Carolina and New Jersey firefighters who died in the line of duty while protecting the people of the State of New Jersey
June 26 72 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, in recognition of the passing of Senator Byron M. Baer
June 27 73 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, June 29, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Private First Class David J. Bentz, III
June 27 74 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, June 29, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Sergeant Eric L. Snell
June 29 75 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, July 3, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Sergeant Trista L. Moretti
July 19 76 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half staff on Friday, July 20, 2007 in recognition the passing of Firefighter Stephen Dembski
July 27 77 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Monday, August 6, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Captain Maria I. Ortiz
August 6 78 Establishes the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Immigrant Policy to develop recommendations for a comprehensive and strategic statewide approach to successfully integrating the rapidly growing immigrant population in New Jersey Amended by EO #91 Corzine
August 13 79 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Thursday, August 23, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Corporal Kareem R. Khan
August 29 80 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Thursday, August 30, 2007, in recognition of the passing of Senator Wesley L. Lance
August 31 81 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, September 4, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Specialist Michael A. Hook
September 19 82 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Thursday, September 20, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jon T. Hicks, Jr.
September 20 83 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Monday, September 24, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Staff Sergeant Jason M. Butkus
September 25 84 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Marine Corporal Terry Allen
September 26 85 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, September 28, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Corporal Luigi Marciante, Jr.
September 27 86 Orders and directs prevailing wage requirements for contractors who provide building services for State-leased government buildings
October 26 87 Establishes the New Jersey Council on Access and Mobility within the department of human services Rescinded by EO #40 Christie.
November 23 88 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, November 28, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Staff Sergeant John D. Linde
November 29 89 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, November 30, 2007, in recognition of the the passing of United States Air Force Captain Stephen A. Rusch
December 3 90 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, in recognition of the passing of U.S. Representative Joseph George Minish
December 10 91 Continues the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on immigrant policy which was established by EO #78 Amends EO #78 Corzine.
December 13 92 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, December 14, 2007, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Sergeant Eric J. Hernandez

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2008 (Orders 93-127)

Date No. Description Additional Action
January 11 93 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Monday, January 14, 2008, in mourning of the passing of Senator Walter J. Kavanaugh
January 16 94 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, January 18, 2008, in mourning of the passing of United States Marine Lance Corporal Curtis A. Christensen, Jr.
January 18 95 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, in mourning of the passing of United States Army Captain Thomas John Casey
January 18 96 Creates the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Construction Industry Independent Contractor Reform
March 5 97 Provides orders to representation of community care providers for developmentally disabled adults
March 10 98 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Thursday, March 13, 2008, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Corporal Steven R. Koch
March 28 99 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Monday, March 31, 2008. in recognition of the passing of United States Army Staff Sergeant William R. Neil, Jr.
April 29 100 Calls for the Department of Health and Senior Services to review current lead standards within 60 days
April 29 101 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Thursday, May 1, 2008, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Private Ronald Ray Harrison
June 30 102 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Captain Gregory Thomas Dalessio
June 30 103 Calls for a long-term state budget derived from the recurring revenue in the state instead of focusing on short-term budget goals Temporarily suspended EO #135 (Corzine)
July 1 104 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Thursday, July 3, 2008, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Reserve Major Dwayne M. Kelley
July 2 105 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Monday, July 7, 2008, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Private Anthony J. Sausto
July 3 106 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff aon Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in recognition of the passing of Assemblyman Arthur R. Albohn
July 18 107 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, in recognition of the passing of United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jeffery S. Stevenson
July 23 108 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, July 25, 2008, in recognition of the passing of United States Marine Corps First Lieutenant Jason D. Mann
August 20 109 Designates The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency as the agency that shall assume the rights, responsibilities, and powers necessary to implement the homeless assistance requirement of the federal Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act
August 25 110 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Thursday, August 28, 2008, in recognition of the passing of Perth Amboy Police Officer Thomas E. Raji
August 31 111 Declares a State of Emergency in New Jersey in order to to activate the Emergency Management Assistance Compact to coordinate multi-state aid to Louisiana and Mississippi
September 4 112 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Specialist Michael L. Gonzalez
September 4 113 Terminates the State of Emergency declared for the Joint Assistance Compact in EO #111 (Corzine) Rescinds EO #111 (Corzine).
September 5 114 Orders a stronger implementation of the Highlands Master Plan
September 9 115 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on September 11, 2008, in recognition of all of those lost in the September 11th attacks, particularly those from New Jersey
September 10 116 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, September 12, 2008, in recognition of the passing of Police Officer Kenneth A. Santucci
September 24 117 Orders the closure of loopholes in the state’s pay-to-play ban
September 24 118 Orders a new ban on pay-to-play provisions for all state redevelopment contracts
September 24 119 Establishes the Governor’s Local Government Ethics Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding the need for amendments to the local government ethics laws
September 24 120 Modifies EO #1 (2006) to include the State Comptroller in financial reporting requirements Amends EO #1 (Corzine).
September 26 121 Establishes a workforce reduction planning board to make recommendations to the Governor regarding department and agency plans to reduce their workforce and operate within maximum employee counts
October 1 122 Adopts recommendation of report issued by the New Jersey Committee on Native American Community Affairs established in EO #24 (Corzine)
October 24 123 Establishes the New Jersey Arab-American Heritage Commission
November 7 124 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 in recognition of the passing of Major General Francis R. Gerard
November 21 125 Establishes the New Jersey Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to recommend activities that may be carried out by the State to honor President Lincoln during the year of his bicentennial Rescinded by EO #40 (Christie)
November 26 126 Establishes in the Department of Community Affairs the Interagency Council on Preventing and Reducing Homelessness
December 1 127 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Private Charles Yi Barnett

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2009 (Orders 128-161)

Date No. Description Additional Action
January 2 128 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Monday, January 5, 2009, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Major John P. Pryor
January 6 129 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey on Thursday, January 8, 2009, in recognition of the passing of Firefighter Gary Stephens
January 13 130 Orders and directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Thursday, January 15, 2009, in recognition of the passing of Assemblyman Willie B. Brown
February 5 131 Orders executive branch departments, agencies, boards, and commissions to provide appropriate opportunities for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, income, or education level to participate in decision-making Rescinds EO #96 (McGreevey).
March 3 132 Extends the deadline for legally required candidate filings for school board elections due to a snowstorm
March 5 133 Establishes the Governor’s Commission on the Horse Racing Industry
March 6 134 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Specialist Brian M. Connelly
March 10 135 Temporarily suspends EO #103 (Corzine) which called for changes in budget planning goals Temporarily suspends EO #103 (Corzine).
April 1 136 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, April 3, 2009, in recognition of the passing of Assemblyman Eric Munoz
April 4 137 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, in recognition of the passing of State Supreme Court Justice Daniel J. O’Hern
April 8 138 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Monday, April 13, 2009, in recognition of the passing of Firefighter Manuel Rivera, Sr.
April 8 139 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Sergeant Dougall H. Espey, Jr.
May 7 140 Orders and Directs the Department of Environmental Protection to increase its auditing, monitoring, and review of conditions at sites where groundwater has been impacted by pollutants above remediation standards, or where the site may be used as residential housing, or for educational purposes, including as a child care or day care center, a public, private, or charter school, or a playground or ball field
May 14 141 Creates the Atlantic City Regional Implementation Group for Housing and Transportation to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of near and long-term transportation infrastructure
May 20 142 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 22, 2009, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Staff Sergeant Christian Bueno-Galdos
May 20 143 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in recognition of the passing of Assemblyman Ernest Schuck
June 11 144 Establishes the New Jersey Hellenic-American Heritage Commission within the Department of State
June 25 145 Establishes a Task Force to review, evaluate and make recommendations regarding New Jersey’s statutory and regulatory schemes to curb the illegal possession, use, and trafficking of firearms
July 22 146 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, July 24, 2009 in recognition of the passing of Police Detective Marc Anthony DiNardo
July 24 147 Orders and Directs the Office of Economic Growth and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to collaborate with the Trade Council and other stakeholders to further efforts to promote trade and economic exchange between New Jersey and Italy
August 3 148 Orders each State Department to immediately suspend any approval or application for any development project or other related undertaking located in any municipality where a mayor charged with a public corruption crime remains in public office
August 13 149 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, in recognition of the passing of Justice Sidney M. Schreiber
August 19 150 Orders and Directs the State Treasurer and the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority to work cooperatively to enter into a memorandum of agreement, on an annual basis, with respect to Dedicated Revenues that are credited to the Urban Enterprise Zone Fund
August 28 151 Declares that all members of the public should be afforded the opportunity to benefit from federal economic recovery funds and associated state spending
August 28 152 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, in recognition of the passing of U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy
August 28 153 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, in recognition of the passing of the military and civilian personnel killed at the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas
September 9 154 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on September 11, 2009, in recognition of all of those lost in the September 11th attacks, particularly those from New Jersey
October 6 155 Orders the Office of the State Comptroller to monitor the procurement of contracts by NJ Transit and any other State agencies and independent State authorities involved in the Mass Transit Tunnel project
October 15 156 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, in recognition of the passing of United States Army Sergeant Michael P. Scusa
October 21 157 Directs the Attorney General to adhere to specific requirement in generating the list of outside counsel designated to serve as special counsel to the State of New Jersey
November 9 158 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, in recognition of the passing of the military and civilian personnel killed at the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas
November 12 159 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, November 13, 2009, in recognition of the passing of Assemblyman John V. Kelly
November 12 160 Declares a state of emergency due to a Nor’easter in several New Jersey counties
December 22 161 Establishes a study commission on New Jersey’s non-public schools Rescinded by EO #40 (Christie).

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2010 (Orders 162-167)

Date No. Description Additional Action
January 6 162 Establishes the New Jersey Council for Young Children to focus on early childhood education availability and accessibility.
January 11 163 Continues the Interagency Council on Preventing and Reducing Homelessness. Continues EO #126 (Corzine).
January 11 164 Establishes the Commission on New Americans
January 11 165 Establishes the New Jersey Eastern European-American Heritage Commission
January 13 166 Orders and Directs the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff on Saturday, January 16, 2010, in recognition of the passing of Joseph Kealey
January 18 167 Provides for a process of allocating the State share of funding provided to the State under by the provisions of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus bill)

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