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    Chapter 58: Registration of manufacturers and wholesale dealers of firearms

      Section: 2C:58-2.7: Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission.

          1. a. There is established in the Department of Law and Public Safety, a commission which shall be known as the Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission. The commission shall be responsible for establishing performance standards for personalized handguns and maintaining a roster of personalized handguns authorized for sale to the public pursuant to this act.

b. The commission shall consist of seven members as follows:

(1) as ex-officio members, the Attorney General or a designee; the Superintendent of State Police or a designee; the Commissioner of Health or a designee;

(2) as public members appointed by the Governor:

(a) one member of the American Academy of Pediatrics;

(b) one member who shall be a resident of this State who is a licensed firearms wholesaler, manufacturer, or retail dealer as defined in N.J.S.2C:39-1, or a resident of this State who is a representative of a New Jersey chapter of an organization that advocates for Second Amendment rights;

(c) one member who shall be a representative of an organization that advocates against handgun violence; and

(d) one member with substantial experience in radio frequency identification or biometric reading technology.

c. All appointments to the commission shall be made within six months of the effective date of this act. The chair of the commission shall be selected from among its members by the Governor. Members of the commission shall serve a term of four years from the date of their appointment and until their successors are appointed. Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments were made.

d. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as members of the commission, and within the limits of funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the commission for its purpose.

e. The commission shall be entitled to call to its assistance and avail itself of the services of the employees of any State, county, or municipal department, board, bureau, commission, or agency as it may require and as may be available to it for its purposes.

f. During the first year following the establishment of the commission, it shall meet monthly in order to comply with the provisions of P.L.2019, c.164 (C.2C:58-2.7 et al.); thereafter, the commission shall meet once every six months or at the call of the chairman of the commission or the majority of its members.

L.2019, c.164, s.1.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2019-08-13 16:54:18.

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