05 Feb: Weinberg Introduces Measure To Reverse Referendum Kill Bill

TRENTON – Declaring the new law to increase the length of time between municipal ballot questions a “lame duck mistake,” State Senator Loretta Weinberg announced today the introduction of a new bill to create a fairer standard that preserves the intent of the original law without jeopardizing the will of the voters.

“Senators are human and we do make mistakes from time to time,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “During the ‘lame duck’ period of the last legislative session, we advanced and enacted a flurry of new laws, most of which are in the best interests of the public and make New Jersey a better place to live. Unfortunately, the so-called ‘referendum kill bill’ does more harm than good, and we should seek a repeal of the provisions to protect the voting rights of the general public.”