Senator Jim Whelan, D-Atlantic, speaks at a news conference with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) on a bill he’s sponsored – S-1926, known as “Ricci’s Law” – which would make alcohol ignition interlock devices mandatory for all drunk driving offenses.

18 Jul: Governor Signs Whelan Measure To Transfer Ac Convention Center To Visitors Authority

ATLANTIC CITY – Governor Jon S. Corzine signed legislation today sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan that transfers ownership of the Atlantic City Convention Center from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (Sports Authority) to the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority (Visitors Authority).

“We’re streamlining the management of the Convention Center and making it more responsive to the needs of Atlantic City,” said Senator Whelan, D-Atlantic. “It no longer makes sense to have the Sports Authority up in the Meadowlands owning the Convention Center in Atlantic City, especially since the Visitors’ Authority has been running it since the day it opened.”