NJ Senate Panel OKs Administrative Law Reforms With Tweaks

Law360, New York (December 9, 2013, 6:26 PM EST) -- A bill that would reform New Jersey's administrative law process advanced in the state Legislature on Monday, minus the requirement that administrative judge orders would be final for contested cases from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and other agencies.

While state agency heads can currently adopt, modify or reject the initial decisions of administrative law judges in contested cases, an earlier version of the bill, S2555, provided that an ALJ's ruling would be final in contested cases from the state's DEP, Department of Community...
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