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New Jersey Legal Resources: Executive

A guide to the Statutory, Judicial and Regulatory Sources of Law for the State of New Jersey

Governor's Office

  • N.J.Governors' Executive Orders 1941 to Jan.1990 (at Rutgers-Newark Law Library)
  • Executive Orders from 1990 forward, with selected earlier ones.   Note: Arrangement is by administration, latest first, and numerically within each administration.  
  • A Selection of New Jersey Governors' Executive Orders of Government-Wide Significance, Evidently Still in Force
  • Circular Letters
  • Report to the Governor on the Subject of Tort Reform (1994) (at the State Library)
  • Code of Conduct for the Governor is Appendix A of Gov. Corzine's Executive Order No.1 (Jan.17, 2006)
  • Code of Conduct for Employees of the Office of the Governor
  • Report of the Special Ethics Counsel to the Governor:  Ethics Reforms Recommendations for the Executive Branch of N.J. Government (March 14, 2005) with the proposed texts of a Uniform Ethics Code, Plain Language Ethics Guide, and Business Ethics Guide. See also Gov. Codey's Executive Order 36

  • Office of the Governor web page

  • NJ Regulations

  • New Jersey Administrative Code and Register Page: Freely accessible from this site are: the entire New Jersey Administrative Code (updated quarterly), and the New Jersey Register from July 1995 through the latest issue. Instructions are provided for updating the N.J.A.C. using the N.J.Register.
  • New Jersey Building Codes: New Jersey editions of the International Building Code and related codes.
  • N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs. Includes Bulletins and administrative Orders from 2001 forward.
  • N.J. Department of Community Affairs
  • Laws and Regulations of the N.J. Division of Taxation
  • Traffic Regulations: Orders of the Commissioner of Transportation
  • Departmental postings of regulations
  • NJ Attorney General's Guidelines, Directives, & Opinions

  • Guidelines, Directives,Standards etc. (Dep't of Law & Public Safety, Div.of Criminal Justice)
  • Attorney General Guidelines
  • Formal Opinions (1949 to date) (on Office of the Attorney General web site): Each bound volume of opinions from 1949-50 through 1978-84 is given here as a single PDF; these volumes also include Memorandum Opinions issued from 1954 through 1966. Opinions from 1985 forward are given as separate documents.
  • Attorney General Opinions (1949-1998) (at Rutgers-Newark Law Library)
  • Attorney General's Opinions on Local Government (Nov.1997--) (at Dep't of Community Affairs, Div. Of Local Gov't Services)
  • NJ Administrative Decisions

  • N.J. Administrative Reports [first series], 1979-1991 (at Rutgers-Newark Law Library)
  • N.J.Administrative Law Decisions from Oct.1997 forward (at Rutgers-Camden Law Library)
  • Board of Medical Examiners, Public Disciplinary Notices (2002--) (click on "Board Activities," and then on "Summary of Board Actions")
  • Council on Affordable Housing, opinions and other documents, 1986 forward (at Rutgers-Newark Law Library)
  • Council on Local Mandates Decisions
  • Department of Banking & Insurance:
  • Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes & Standards, Formal Technical Opinions
  • Division on Civil Rights, Director's Orders (2002--)
  • Election Law Enforcement Commission, Advisory Opinions (1998--) and Final Decisions (1999--)
  • Government Records Council Decisions and Advisory Opinions
  • Merit Systems Board:
    • Search the Notable Decisions: Two subject-arranged digests of selected decisions, with links to the full texts; first covers 2004 forward; other, labeled "additional decisions," has earlier decisions, and cites of court cases.
    • Notable Decisions in chronological order, January 2004--
    • Merit System Reporter (1997-2004): a twice-yearly digest of the notable decisions.
  • Public Employment Relations Commission: Reference page
  • School Law Decisions (1997--)
  • Workers Compensation Decisions (1999--) Includes court decisions and Workers Compensation Division Reserved Decisions.