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Codey Praises Assembly For Unanimously Approving Ethics Reform Bills

TRENTON – Senate President Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) today applauded the Assembly for unanimously approving two bills that are part of a comprehensive package of ethics reforms that he has sponsored aimed at restoring the public’s confidence in government and creating greater transparency. The bipartisan measures – S2505, S2506 – now head to the Governor for his signature.

“This is a real win for the taxpayers of New Jersey,” said Sen. Codey. “It signals that we are serious about restoring faith in government by cracking down on abuses and creating a more open and transparent process. I want to thank my colleagues in both chambers for the bipartisan support that helped push these measures through.”

S2505 would require lobbyists to include specific information in their ELEC reports about the budget modifications they are seeking on behalf of their clients. S2506 would prohibit campaign funds from being donated to any charity of which an elected official or a family member is a paid employee or director.