State of New Jersey
Executive Order #129

Acting Governor Donald T. DiFrancesco

WHEREAS, Assemblyman Alan M. Augustine, a devoted family man, received his bachelor of arts degree from Lafayette College, and dedicated many years in public service to the people of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, Assemblyman Augustine began his distinguished public service in his hometown of Scotch Plains where he was a township councilman for 20 years, serving as mayor for three terms; and

WHEREAS, Assemblyman Augustine also served the residents as a member of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for eight years, serving as freeholder director in 1987; and

WHEREAS, appointed in 1992 to represent parts of Middlesex, Morris, Union and Somerset Counties in the 22nd legislative district in the General Assembly, Assemblyman Augustine continued to win election to that seat until his resignation earlier this year; and

WHEREAS, a respected leader in the General Assembly, Assemblyman Augustine served as chairman of the important Assembly State Government Committee and was a valued member of both the Banking and Insurance and Transportation Committees;

WHEREAS, recognized many times for his outstanding legislative efforts, Assemblyman Augustine sponsored numerous bills that were enacted into law, including the Mandates Relief Acts, the Railroad Immunity Act and the Identity Theft Act;

WHEREAS, it is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Assemblyman Augustine and extend our sincerest sympathy to his family and friends; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and appropriate to honor the memory and passing of Assemblyman Augustine;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD T. DIFRANCESCO, Acting Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. The flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies and instrumentalities during appropriate hours beginning Tuesday, June 12, 2001 through and including Friday, June 15, 2001, in recognition and mourning of the passing of Assemblyman Augustine.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this twelfth day of June in the Year
of Our Lord, Two Thousand and
One, and of the Independence of the
United States, the Two Hundred and

/s/ Donald T. DiFrancesco
President of the Senate,
Acting Governor

James A. Harkness
Chief Counsel to the Governor