October 21, 2011: Bill S-3327 requires Governor to wear PetTracker ‘Dog Tagg’ Whenever he Leaves the state
From www.whatexitnj.com: “I don’t have to tell you where I am every moment of the day.”
Governor Christie has been stonewalling the press and New Jersey residents regarding his travel. There have been reports in the Wall Street Journal regarding his continual failure to release complete logs of taxpayer funded helicopter travel for himself and members of his administration, including staff.
However, State Senator Jeff Van Drew has a creative solution: Requiring the Governor to wear a pet tracker ‘Dog Tagg™’ whenever he leaves the state. State Senator Van Drew is the chair of the Community and Urban Affairs Committee, which will hold the initial hearings on bill A-3327, entitled the “Where in the World Is Christie?” Bill.
“The Christie administration will not release complete flight records for State Police helicopter trips taken by the governor, logs that were routinely released upon request by past administrations – including earlier in Gov. Chris Christie’s term,” noted Van Drew, “So we need to take things into our own hands.”
According to Dog Tagg™ website, “This particular pet tracker from China may not be the best option for your small pet chihuahua, but if you have something ‘slightly bigger’ you may find it quite useful.”
Called GT40, this device communicates via GSM/SMS or GPRS connections. It is quad band so it will work fine anywhere around the world. It uses SiRF Star III GPS receiver and can transmit its location either continuously or per request which can be initiated using text messaging.
The Dog Tagg™ can locate the wearer within 3000 miles of the base (in this case, State Street in Trenton), and administers a slight shock to the wearer in case he goes beyond the border of the Garden State.
However, Christie Spokesman Michael Drewniak agreed with his boss: “Where in the Constitution does it say that Governor must let the Legislature know where the Governor is? It doesn’t.”