Bill would set requirements for LG candidates

The Assembly State Government Committee today will consider a bill on Monday that will impose requirements for financial disclosure, reporting and debating on Lieutenant Governor candidates.

The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Joan Quigley (D-Jersey City), would apply the same standards that gubernatorial candidates face.

“While creating this post was backed by voters and will help keep in line the historic checks and balances so valued in American democracy, we also must make sure candidates for this new position are held to high standards and expectations,” said Quigley in a statement.

Details of the proposed law were not immediately available, since the bill has not yet appeared on the Legislature’s Web site. Bill would set requirements for LG candidates