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have been executed on behalf of the states of New York and New Jersey by the designated authorities authorized to execute the same. Any commissioner may be removed upon charges and after hearing by the governor. When the said agreement or compact shall have been executed, the commissioners shall have the powers and duties and be subject to the limitations provided for in the compact or agreement entered into between the two states, and together with three commissioners from the state of New Jersey shall form the "port authority.”

§ 2. The commissioners of the port authority shall receive and take over, and the commissioners appointed pursuant to chapter four hundred and twenty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred and seventeen shall deliver thereto, furniture, fixtures, books, maps, plans, records, reports, pictures, sketches, films, and other papers and property of what kind soever pertaining or belonging to or in the custody of the members of the commission, appointed under chapter four hundred and twenty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred and seventeen of the state of New York and chapter one hundred and thirty of the laws of nineteen hundred and seventeen of the state of New Jersey, or in their possession or under their control, as such commissioners, or held by them, or for which they are responsible in their official capacity.

3. The commissioners shall take up, study and consider the joint report of the New York, New Jersey port and harbor development commission, appointed under chapters four hundred and twenty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred and seventeen of the state of New York and one hundred and thirty of the laws of nineteen hundred and seventeen of the state of New Jersey, and more especially the recommendations therein contained, shall hold public hearings thereon, shall confer with the governing bodies of all of the municipalities within the port district and all dock, port, channel and improvement commissions and any other bodies having to do with port and harbor facilities, with the secretary of war, with the appropriate committees of congress, with the interstate

commerce commission, and any and all other federal authorities having jurisdiction in the premises, and shall, for the purposes of securing any information, create an advisory council of representatives of chambers of commerce, boards of trade and other civic bodies within the port district whose charters include consideration of the matters embraced in such joint report. The commissioners of the port authority shall also confer with the railroad, steamship, warehouse and other officials and until the said agreement or compact shall be authorized or executed by the states of New York and New Jersey, shall confer with such bodies, commissions and legislative committees as may exist or be created in New Jersey for the purpose of bringing about a joint policy between the two states for comprehensive development of the port.

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§ 4. The commissioners shall report to the legislature on or before January first, nineteen hundred and twentytwo, the results of such study, investigation, hearings and conferences, and shall submit a comprehensive plan for the development of the port district" based upon the results of such study, investigation, hearings and conferences, together with their recommendations for such legislation as they deem appropriate for the effectuation and consummation of such plan.

$ 5. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the expenses of the port authority. The moneys hereby appropriated shall be paid out by the state treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller upon vouchers audited by the chairman of the port authority.

§ 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

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I have compared the preceding with the original law on file in this office, and do hereby certify that the same is a correct transcript therefrom and of the whole of said original law.

JOHN J. LYONS

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LAWS OF 1921-NEW JERSEY

CHAPTER 152

AN ACT appointing commissioners to "The Port Authority" established by the agreement or compact between the States of New York and New Jersey within the Port of New York District," providing for the transfer of all maps, plans and other properties in the possession of the commission appointed under chapter 130 of the Laws of 1917, and making an appropriation for the expenses of said commission.

Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. J. Spencer Smith, Frank R. Ford, and De Witt Van Buskirk, members of the New York, New Jersey Port and Harbor Development Commission, are hereby selected and appointed as commissioner to "The Port Authority "created by the agreement or compact between the States of New York and New Jersey, entered into or about to be entered into under laws passed by the States of New York and New Jersey authorizing such agreement or compact. 2. Said commissioners shall hold office for the following terms:

J. Spencer Smith until July first, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-three.

De Witt Van Buskirk until July first, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-four.

Frank R. Ford until July first, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five.

Each commissioner shall hold office until his successor has been appointed or qualified.

3. At the expiration of the term of each commissioner and of each succeeding commissioner, the Governor shall, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint a successor, who shall hold office for a term of five years, or until his successor has been appointed and qualified.

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4. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of a Vacancies. commissioner by death, resignation or otherwise, the Governor shall, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint his successor, who shall hold office for the unexpired term.

5. Any commissioner may be removed upon charges and after hearing by the Senate.

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6. The commissioners shall have the powers and duties Powers and and be subject to the limitations provided for in the compact or agreement entered into between the two States, and together with three commissioners from the State of New York shall form "The Port Authority."

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7. The commissioners of "The Port Authority" shall Taking over receive and take over the furniture, fixtures, books, maps, records, etc. plans, records, reports, pictures, sketches, films, and other papers and property of what kind soever pertaining or belonging to or in the custody of the members of the commission appointed under chapter 130 of the Laws of 1917 of the State of New Jersey, or in their possession or under their control as such commissioners, or held by them, or for which they are responsible in their official capacity.

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8. The commissioners of "The Port of Authority shall take up, study and consider the joint report of the report. New York-New Jersey Port and Harbor Development Commission, appointed under said Chapter 426 of the Laws of 1917 of the State of New York and 130 of the Laws of 1917 of the State of New Jersey, and more especially the recommendations therein contained, shall hold public hearings thereon, shall confer with the govern- Hearings and ing bodies of all of the municipalities within the port district and all dock, port, channel and improvement commissions and any other bodies having to do with port and harbor facilities, with the Secretary of War, with the appropriate committees of Congress, with the Interstate Commerce Commission, and any and all other Federal authorities having jurisdiction in the premises, and shall, for the purpose of securing advice and information, create an advisory council of representatives of chambers of visor

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commerce, boards of trade and other civic bodies within the port district whose charters include consideration of the matters embraced in the said joint report. The said commissioners of "The Port Authority" shall also confer with railroad, steamship, warehouse and other officials.

9. The commissioners of "The Port Authority" shall report to the Legislatures of the two States on or before January first, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-two, the results of such study, investigation, hearings and conPlan for de ferences, and shall submit a "Comprehensive Plan for the Development of the Port District," based upon the results of such study, investigation, hearings and conferences, together with their recommendations for such legislation as they deem appropriate for the effectuation and consummation of such plan.

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10. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the expenses of "The Port Authority." The moneys hereby appropriated shall be paid out by the State Treasurer on the warrant of the Comptroller of the Treasury, upon vouchers signed by the chairman of the said Port Authority.

11. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect immediately. Passed, April 7, 1921.

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