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governments within the context of changing federal-state financial relationships; and to make such recommendations as it may deem necessary to provide an up-to-date system of state aid to local governments, encourage the most effective use of state and local resources, assure the continued effectiveness of the state aid system, and preserve the fiscal integrity of both state and local

governments. The commission shall consist

of ten members to be appointed as follows: three members of the senate shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; three members of the assembly shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly; two members of the senate shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and two members of the assembly shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. From among the members

appointed, chairman and a vice-chairman shall be designated by the joint action of the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly. Any vacancy that occurs in the commission or in the chairmanship or vice-chairmanship shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment or designation was made. No member, officer, or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from holding any other public office or employment, nor shall he forfeit any such office or employment by reason of his appointment hereunder, notwithstanding the provisions of any general, spe

cial, or local laws, ordinance, or city charter. The commission may employ and at pleasure remove such per

sonnel as it may deem necessary for the performance of its functions and ix their compensation within the

amounts made available therefor. Employees of the commission shall be considered to be em

ployees of the legislature for all purposes. The commission in addition to the above mentioned powers

shall have all the powers and privileges of legisla

tive committee pursuant to the legislative law. For the accomplishment of its purpose, the commission shall be authorized and

empowered

to undertake any study, inquiry, survey, or analysis it may deem relevant through its own personnel in cooperation with by

agreement with any other public or private agency. The commission may require and shall receive from any

department, board, bureau, commission, authority, office, other instrumentality of the state, and from any county, city, town or village of this state, such facilities, assistance, and data, as it deems necessary or desirable for proper execution of its powers

and duties. The commission

may hold public or private hearings and shall have full powers to subpoena

witnesses and all records

data it shall deem necessary or desirable pursuant to the legislative law.

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The members of the commission shall receive no compensa

tion for their services but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance

of their duties. The commission shall

report to the

governor

and the legislature on or before March thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six. The commission shall continue in existence until March thirty-first, nineteen hundred

eighty-six. Maintenance undistributed For services and expenses

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LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON THE MODERNIZATION AND SIMPLIFICATION OF

TAX ADMINISTRATION AND THE TAX LAW

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The legislature hereby finds and declares that the econom

ic and social well-being of the people of the state is clearly related to the tax policies of the state government and the manner in which such policies are administered. The legislature further finds that no comprehensive review of the provisions of the tax law has been undertaken since the Mastick Commission and that since the time of that Commission's last report, many significant changes have been made in the tax law, frequently in an uncoordinated manner, with results that are, in many instances, contrary to the principles of simplicity, ease of administration, fairness, and equity. Moreover, actions which have been taken by the federal government, significant court decisions, and changes in the nature of the American economy have had

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an impact on the operation and impact of the State tax

system. Accordingly, a legislative commission on the modernization

and simplification of tax administration and the tax law is hereby established: (a) to review the tax law and the way in which it is administered to determine the effectiveness of such law and administration in achieving State policy goals, while achieving the traditional jectives of simplicity, fairness, ease of administration and equity; and (b) to make recommendations to the legislature for such actions as it determines necessary

to the achievement of those goals and objectives. The commission shall consist of ten members to be ap

pointed as follows: three members of the senate shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; three members of the assembly shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly; two members of the senate shall be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; and two members of the assembly shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. From among the members

appointed, chairman and a vice-chairman shall be designated by the joint action of the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly. Any vacancy that occurs in the commission or in the chairmanship or vice-chairmanship shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment or designation was

made. No member, officer, or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from holding any other public office or employment, nor shall he forfeit any such office employment by reason

of his appointment hereunder, notwithstanding

notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special, local

laws, ordinance,

city charter. The commission may employ personnel required and fix their

compensation within the amount appropriated therefor. The commission may meet within and without the state, hold public and private hearings and otherwise have all of the powers of legislative committee under the legislative law. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in

the performance of their duties hereunder. Employees of the commission shall be considered to be em

ployees of the legislature for all purposes. The commission

may request

and shall receive from any court, department, division, board, or bureau, commission, or agency of the state such assistance and data as will enable the commission properly to carry

out its powers and duties hereunder. The commission is hereby authorized and empowered to make

and sign any agreements, and to do and perform any acts that may be necessary, desirable or proper to carry out the purpose and objectives of this act.

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The commission shall make a report, not later than April

first, nineteen hundred eighty-six, to the legislature
containing its recommendations relative to the
commission's studies. The commission shall continue in
existence until March thirty-first, nineteen hundred
eighty-six.
For services and expenses

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LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY IN GOVERNMENT

General Fund

State Purposes Account

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A legislative commission is hereby created to be known as

the legislative commission on economy and efficiency in government. The commission shall consist of ten members to be appointed as follows: three members of the senate shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; three members of the assembly shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly; two members of the senate shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and two members of the assembly shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. From among

the members so appointed, a chairman and a vicechairman shall be designated by the joint action of the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly. Any vacancy that occurs in the commission or in the chairmanship or vice-chairmanship shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment designation was made. No member, officer, or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from holding any other public office or employment, nor shall he forfeit any such office or employment by reason of his appointment hereunder, hereunder, notwithstanding

notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special, or local laws, ordinance,

city
charter.
The commission hereby created shall examine specific

methods for increasing economy and efficiency in state
government. Organization, management, administration,
operations, procedures, and practices in the public sec-
tor will be considered by the commission for the purpose
of examining the feasibility of and making legislative
recommendations for:
1. improving administration and operations in state gove

ernment;
2. increasing efficiency and economy by measures of con-

solidation and reorganization;
3. improving the system for the reporting of measure-

ments related to performance and for integrating the
information so reported into the state's fiscal plan-

ning processes.
The commission may employ personnel required and fix their

compensation within the amount appropriated therefor.
The commission
may meet within

and without the state;

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hold public and private hearings and otherwise have all
of the
powers
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legislative committee under the legislative law. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in

the performance of their duties hereunder. Employees of the commission shall be considered to be em

ployees of the legislature for all purposes.
The commission may request and shall receive from any

court, department, division, board, or bureau, commis-
sion, or agency of the state, recommendations as to the
administration, operating guidelines, procedures,
kload output,

and incentive and disincentive workload measurements which, if monitored, would provide accurate indications quantitatively and qualitatively of the performance and cost efficiency of its activities and/or programs, and such assistance and data as will enable the commission properly to carry

out its powers

and duties hereunder. The commission is hereby authorized and empowered to make

and sign any agreements, and to do and perform any acts that may be necessary, desirable or proper to carry out

the purposes and objectives of this act. The commission shall make a report, not later than April

first, nineteen hundred eighty-six, to the legislature containing its recommendations relative to the commission's studies. The commission shall continue in exist

until March thirty-first, nineteen hundred eightysix. Maintenance undistributed

For services and expenses

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legislature hereby finds that the number and variety of issues under consideration which require detailed scientific and technological knowledge is growing larger each year. Radioactive waste, hazardous materials, the development and application of new technologies, pesticide management and a wide spectrum of energy and environmentally-related issues are only a few examples of the complex scientifically-based problems currently

confronting the legislature. Accordingly, a legislative commission on science and tech

nology is hereby created and shall continue in existence

until March thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six. The commission shall study technical and scientific changes that are occurring or likely to

that the opportunities for economic development made possible by such changes and the other consequences of such changes may

be

anticipated and be made known to the

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