19 Aug: Sweeney/Norcross Measure Giving Freeholders Veto Power Over County Authorities Now Law

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Senator Donald Norcross giving county freeholder directors the ability to prevent irresponsible spending and other wayward actions by county authorities has been signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

The law provides county freeholder directors the ability to veto minutes of authority meetings, similar to the veto power already exercised by county executives under the provisions of the “Optional County Charter Law.” A veto would require the consent of the majority of the freeholder board.