Media Advisory: Senate To Consider Rabner, Ryan Nominations On Monday

Committees to Look at Gang Violence, Presidential Primary

TRENTON – On Monday, the full Senate is scheduled to vote on the nominations of Stuart Rabner to serve as the next Attorney General of New Jersey, and Kevin Ryan to head up the new Department of Children and Families. The votes on these nominees, as well as other nominations, will take place at 1:00 PM in the Senate Chambers.

“Both Mr. Rabner and Mr. Ryan bring their high qualifications to these two key posts,” said Senator John H. Adler, D-Cherry Hill, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee which approved the two on Monday. “We need a person of Stuart Rabner’s intelligence and integrity in these ethically challenged times. Kevin Ryan will look after children, and Stuart Rabner will look after the rest of us.”

In addition to the nomination votes, two Senate committees will meet at 10:00 AM to focus on other major issues to the State:

The Senate Law, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs Committee will meet in Committee Room 4 to discuss New Jersey’s ongoing gang violence problem. Representatives from the Parole Board and the Attorney General’s Office are invited to testify.

The Senate State Government Committee will meet in Committee Room 7 to consider a bill sponsored by Senate President Richard J. Codey and Senator Ellen Karcher to move New Jersey’s presidential primary date forward, following the newly announced national primary schedule. The sponsors maintain that moving New Jersey’s primary to an earlier date is necessary to allow Garden State voters to take place in the national political process. Following the bill vote, the Committee will hold a hearing on the State plan for the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program block grant (LIHEAP).