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I/M/O GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S APPOINTMENTOF MARTIN PEREZ AS PUBLIC MEMBER 7 OF THE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS A-6047-12T3


I/M/O GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S APPOINTMENTOF MARTIN PEREZ AS PUBLIC MEMBER 7 OF THE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS
A-6047-12T3

In this case, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney challenges Governor Chris Christie's appointment of Martin Perez to the Rutgers Board of Governors. We hold that the Appellate Division has jurisdiction to hear the appeal, the appeal should not be dismissed as untimely, and the Senate President has standing to challenge the Governor's action. We also hold that Governor's appointment of Perez without the advice and consent of the State Senate is a valid exercise of authority conferred on the Governor by the New Jersey Medical and Health Services Education Restructuring Act, L. 2012, c. 45.