Governor Signs Four Ethics Reform Measures Into Law

MARLBORO – At a ceremony at Marlboro Public Library, Governor Corzine today signed four measures which would increase penalties for corrupt politicians, require legislators’ voting records be made available online, and ban dual office-holding for all prospective public officials.

“These new laws impose tough penalties and harsh consequences for politicians who would trade their office for a quick buck,” said Senator Karcher, a leading ethics champion in the State Senate who was prime sponsor on three of the measures, and co-sponsor on the fourth. “Elected officials will now think twice before violating the public trust and those who break the law will pay the price.”

Senator Karcher’s remarks on the ethics reform bills being signed into law. OC – “…with us today.” Senator Karcher’s remarks on the ethics reform bills being signed into law. OC – “…with us today.” (3:57)

Senator Adler’s comments at today’s bill signing. OC – “…good step forward.” Senator Adler’s comments at today’s bill signing. OC – “…good step forward.” (1:22)

Senator Weinberg’s remarks at the bill signing ceremony. OC – “…thank you for signing the bill.” Senator Weinberg’s remarks at the bill signing ceremony. OC – “…thank you for signing the bill.” (1:48)

Senator Buono’s remarks at today’s bill signing. OC – “…the next step. Thank you.” Senator Buono’s remarks at today’s bill signing. OC – “…the next step. Thank you.” (2:07)