Guadagno calls Weinberg’s transfer-of-powers notification bill unnecessary, uninformed

TRENTON – Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno today criticized the bill introduced by Sen. Loretta Weinberg that would require the governor to inform legislative leaders when he leaves the state.

Weinberg’s bill, Guadagno said, “is uninformed and a waste of paper.’’

Weinberg, (D-37), Teaneck, had said the bill she sponsored was in response to the trip Christie took earlier this year that many at first thought was a vacation but was actually in part a political fundraising trip.

Weinberg’s bill, S3065, would require written notification to the successor as well as the presiding officers of each house of the Legislature one day prior to  the transfer of power.

Guadagno said the system in place now works fine, and said Weinberg’s bill is unnecessary.

On other topics, Guadagno was asked about presidential aspirations of Gov. Christie, and she jokingly said of her press conference: “I could get used to this,” then quickly added that she does not believe Christie is running for president.

In advance of today’s Senate session that will deal with a package of jobs and tax-break bills, Guadagno stated that the Christie administration has created 50,000 private-sector jobs over the last seven months.

Guadagno calls Weinberg’s transfer-of-powers notification bill unnecessary, uninformed