N.J. Senate going paperless

The State Senate will go paperless after passing a new rule last night to eliminate printed bills and amendments on session days – a move Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-West Deptford) and Minority Leader Thomas Kean (R-Westfield) say will save tens of thousands of dollars a year on paper that many legislators never read.  Sweeney and Kean said the Hawaii Senate went paperless in 2008 and has reported a $1.2 million savings.  The Office of Legislative Services is coming up with a  plan to install a wireless network in the Senate chamber and committee rooms so that Senators can access bills, resolutions, and amendments from laptops.

N.J. Senate going paperless