04 Jun: Weinberg Bill To Require Governor To Notify Legislative Leaders When He Leaves State Advances

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg which would require the notification of legislative leaders whenever the Governor leaves the State was approved by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee today by a vote of 3-2.

“When the Governor leaves the State, he has an obligation to ensure for the orderly transfer of power,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “While we have a defined order of succession in our State Constitution, if lawmakers do not know that the duties of the Governor have been transferred elsewhere, it puts us in a position where we may not know who to work with in the event of an emergency. There is more to ensuring the continuity of our State government than just following the established line of succession.”