Christie CVs physician survey bill, NJ Racing Commission worker bills

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill Thursday that pertained to former members and employees of the New Jersey Racing Commission.

The governor sent S1645/A3326 back to the Legislature, saying in his veto message that he is foregoing signing the bill unless lawmakers “establish the same post-employment restrictions for Racing Commission employees as those imposed upon employees of the Casino Control Commission and the Division of Gaming Enforcement.”

The bill would have permitted certain former members and employees of the commission to work for, or hold interest in, licensees thereof if the State Ethics Commission finds no conflict of interest following membership or employment.

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Christie also conditionally vetoed a bill, S1336/A2905, that would have required physicians to complete a survey developed by the Department of Health, in collaboration with the State Board of Medical Examiners, as a condition of retaining their license to practice in New Jersey. 

“Unfortunately, this bill would saddle our physicians with a new regulatory burden that could divert their attention away from the care of our families and neighbors,” Christie said in his veto message.

“Instead, a more prudent approach is to allow for elective participation in the survey.”

Christie CVs physician survey bill, NJ Racing Commission worker bills