Executive Order No. 68 (2019) -

Executive Order No. 68 (2019)

Governor Philip D. Murphy

Executive Order No. 68 (2019)

An Order Rescinding Executive Order No. 157 (2014) and Amending Executive Order 144 (2009)

Issued: May 29, 2019.

Effective: May 29, 2019.

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 144 (2009) created the New Jersey Hellenic-American Heritage Commission ("Commission") to recognize, study, and promote Hellenic heritage, culture, and history; and

WHEREAS, Americans of Hellenic ancestry contribute to the cultural, social, and economic strength of our State and our nation; and

WHEREAS, the dissemination of knowledge of the heritage, culture, and history of Hellenes and Americans of Hellenic ancestry continues to be important to the State of New Jersey and its residents; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 144 (2009) expired on June 11, 2014; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 157 (2014) extended the expiration date of Executive Order No. 144 (2009) to June 11, 2019; and

WHEREAS, in furtherance of my Administration's commitment to promoting New Jersey's rich and diverse cultural heritage, it is therefore appropriate for the Commission to continue its work without expiration;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PHILIP D. MURPHY, 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. Executive Order No. 157 (2014) is hereby rescinded.

2. Paragraph 13 of Executive Order No. 144 (2009) is amended to remove the words "and shall expire in five (5) years from the date of this order".

3. This Order shall take effect immediately.

(Published July 18, 2011 in the New Jersey Register at 43 N.J.R. 1559(b). Published May 29, 2019 in the New Jersey Register at 51 N.J.R. 1085(a).)

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