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Weinberg Bill Would Make Legislative Voting Records More Accessible

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Loretta Weinberg that would make it easier for the public to view the voting records of individual legislators was unanimously approved today by the Assembly State Government Committee.

“Transparency is key in helping voters to understand State government,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “Taxpayers should be able to easily access the legislative votes of the representatives they elect, to make sure that their best interests are being represented in Trenton.”

Senator Weinberg’s bill, S-1662, would require the Office of Legislative Services to make available on the Legislature’s website, the complete voting records for all bills considered by the Legislature. Currently, the public can access voting information by bill only. This measure would require that the complete voting records of each legislator be made available, for the current and most previous legislative sessions.

This measure was approved by the Senate on May 18.

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