Senate President Richard J. Codey, D-Essex, testifying before the Senate Health Committee on his bill which would increase education and participation in organ donation programs in New Jersey.

10 Mar: Codey/Kean Bipartisan Ethics Reforms Advance In Senate

TRENTON – The Senate State Government Committee today voted 5 to 0 to approve a bipartisan ethics reform bill sponsored by Senate President Richard J. Codey and Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. that would, most notably, prohibit current legislators from serving on a key panel that investigates ethical complaints against members of the legislature and staff.

“This bill marks a step in the right direction for the 213th Legislature,” said Sen. Codey (D-Essex). “These reforms will allow us to move forward, in a bipartisan manner, with changes that the public has been clamoring for, changes that will prohibit conflicts of interest and create greater efficiency and oversight to investigate ethical complaints.”