Stack to get Judiciary seat as Senate expands panel; Beach to get Labor panel assignment

State Sen. Brian Stack (D-Union City) is expected to get a seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee under a plan to expand the size of two committees. Senate President Richard Codey wants to increase Judiciary from eleven to thirteen members – about one-third of the Senate – adding an eighth Democrat and a fifth Republican.

Codey is also adding an additional seat on the Senate Labor Committee to be filled by State Sen. James Beach (D-Voorhees). The Labor Committee currently has three Democrats and two Republicans.

Assuming there is no real objection from the Republican minority on the rules change, Stack would become the lone Hudson County representative on the powerful Judiciary panel. Stack to get Judiciary seat as Senate expands panel; Beach to get Labor panel assignment