By statute, the Commission is a balanced bipartisan board comprised of 13 members – five public members appointed by the Governor, four public members appointed by the Legislature, two Senators and two Assemblymembers – and staffed by seven permanent employees and occasional student interns.

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Public members serve staggered, four-year terms while legislative members serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

Though the Commission operates within the executive branch of state government, it is not subject to the control or direction of any officer or employee of the executive branch, except in connection with appropriation of its budget.