09 Mar: Codey Introduces Bill To Enhance Accountability, Transparency In Use Of Government Vehicles

TRENTON – Senator Richard J. Codey last week introduced legislation which would ensure greater accountability and transparency in the use of government cars, in an effort to crack down on the use of official vehicles for non-official purposes.

“When a government employee is handed the keys to a public vehicle, it is expected that the vehicle will be used for public business and not personal use,” said Senator Codey, D-Essex. “State and municipal governments maintain professional fleets of vehicles in order to better meet the needs of the people we represent, not for joy-riding or running errands. This bill would go a long way to make sure that personal business and government business don’t mix out on our roadways.”

07 Feb: Coniglio Bill To Protect Borrowers Seeking Help Passes Committee

TRENTON – The Senate Commerce Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph Coniglio that would help protect consumer borrowers through strengthening the laws that govern debt adjusters and credit counselors.

“As Americans find themselves taking on more and more debt, particularly through credit cards, the services of debt adjusters and credit counselors will be in even greater demand,” added Senator Coniglio, D-Bergen. “We need to make sure that those individuals providing these services are better regulated so that New Jersey residents can feel confident in seeking their assistance.”