Senate President and Acting Governor Richard J. Codey, D-Essex, signing legislation to provide greater safeguards against identity theft in New Jersey.

02 Nov: Codey Ethics Reform Package Signed Into Law

TRENTON – A comprehensive package of ethics reform bills sponsored by Senate President Richard J. Codey were signed into law today by Governor Corzine. The bipartisan measures focus strongly on ethics training and education for the legislative branch and build on recent efforts to create greater transparency and efficiency in government.

“These bills are part of our ongoing effort to restore the public’s faith in government,” said Sen. Codey (D-Essex). “Mandatory ethics education and training will help avoid conflicts of interests and build on our efforts to create a more open and transparent government. It is essential that the public have confidence in our decision making.”

07 Apr: Coniglio / Girgenti Bill To Aid National Guard Becomes Law

TRENTON -A bill sponsored by Senators Joseph Coniglio and John A. Girgenti which will aid members of the New Jersey National Guard by exempting them from income tax on housing and subsistence allowances became law today.

“Our men and women in the National Guard and the reserves sacrifice a great deal at home to fight for our country,” said Senator Coniglio, D-Bergen, the Chairman of the Senate State Government Committee. “Currently, when guard members are called to active duty the State provides housing and subsistence allowances to recognize the hardship that full-time active duty can have on a person’s life. We should exempt those allowances from the income tax, so that the intention of the housing and subsistence allowances are met.”