Christie takes action on bills

TRENTON –  Gov. Chris Christie signed several bills, including ones dealing with out-of-state law enforcement acting in New Jersey.

Among the bills he turned back were ones dealing with moving the date of the general election, reporting on possible revenue-generation opportunities at highway rest areas, and revising scrap metal purchase laws.



A-2948/S-2311 (Mainor, Quijano/Cunningham, Stack) – Sets forth certain reporting requirements when out-of-State law enforcement entities conduct counter-terrorism investigations within New Jersey

A-3405/S-2484 (Lampitt, Wimberly/Madden, Addiego) – Provides for temporary approval of WIC vendor applications if the applicant currently operates another approved program

A-3598/S-2588 (Gusciora, Bramnick, Fuentes, Lampitt, Schepisi/Turner, Scutari) – Establishes conditional dismissal program in municipal court

A-3615/S-2447 (Coutinho, A.M. Bucco, Munoz/Van Drew, Rice) – Codifies protections set forth in certain case law and limits use of eminent domain under the “Local Redevelopment and Housing Law”



A-1273 (Coughlin, O’Donnell) – CONDITIONAL VETO – Requires SHBP to provide certain information to participating public employers

A-1279/S-896 (Coughlin, Wisniewski/Vitale, Sacco) – CONDITIONAL VETO – Directs NJTA to study and report on potential revenue generating services of NJTA rest areas and service plazas

A-1578/S-1450 (Wisniewski, Prieto, Giblin, Quijano/Weinberg) – ABSOLUTE VETO – Establishes “Truck Operator Independent Contractor Act”

A-1857/S-2433 (Diegnan, Coughlin /Vitale, Beach) – ABSOLUTE VETO – Provides that President of Municipal Clerks’ Association of New Jersey shall serve as member of Government Records Council

A-2737/S-897 (Coughlin, Benson/Vitale, Greenstein) – CONDITIONAL VETO – Clarifies intent of Legislature to protect certain senior tenants; aligns housing age restrictions with federal law

A-3039/S-2033 (Conaway, Lampitt, Benson/Whelan) – CONDITIONAL VETO – Establishes NJ Council on Lupus Education and Awareness in DOH

A-3082/S-2260 (Greenwald, Riley, Chivukula/Beach) – ABSOLUTE VETO – Limits motor vehicle rental companies vehicle license cost recovery fee to good-faith estimate of actual costs; requires company to annually adjust fee to reflect actual costs

A-3222/SCS for S-1773, 2162 (Fuentes, Wilson, Riley, Sumter, Wimberly/Norcross, Turner) – ABSOLUTE VETO -Revises law concerning the purchase of scrap metal

A-3227/S-2152 (Giblin, Johnson/Whelan) – ABSOLUTE VETO – Establishes procedure for licensure of timeshare salespersons

A-3270/S-2413 (Riley, Wagner, Mainor, Giblin/Beach, Ruiz) – CONDITIONAL VETO – Requires Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development to develop career exploration report for students in grades 7 through 12

A-3489/S-2540 (Dancer, Burzichelli, Wagner, Caputo/Sweeney, Gordon) – CONDITIONAL VETO – Allows monies statutorily dedicated to standardbred or thoroughbred horse racing purses to be used for benefit of horse racing industry, subject to agreement between permitholder and representative horsemen’s organization

A-4149/S-2899 (Burzichelli, Dancer, Amodeo, Bramnick/Norcross, Bateman, O’Toole, Whelan) – CONDITIONAL VETO – Authorizes New Jersey Racing Commission to grant special permits for horse racing on beach and for steeplechase race meeting; allows wagering on such races

A-4232/SCS for S-2844 (Fuentes, Singleton/Norcross) – CONDITIONAL VETO – Creates pilot program to allow certain county utilities authorities to fund certain local infrastructure

A-4237/S-2858 (Gusciora, Stender, Eustace, Wagner/Turner) – ABSOLUTE VETO – Changes date of 2013 general election from November 5th to October 16th

A-4249/S-2882 (Greenwald/Gill) – ABSOLUTE VETO – Requires opportunity to vote early in person using paper ballots on October 16, 2013 for both general election and U.S. Senate vacancy candidate


Christie takes action on bills