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Weinberg Bill Would Provide Better Public Access To Legislative Voting Records

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 approved today by the Senate State Government Committee.

“This bill is another step in the right direction toward making government and its representatives much more transparent,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “The people of New Jersey deserve to know how their elected officials vote on the issues that matter the most. This bill would give the public access to the voting records of their elected officials, and it would hold them accountable to the constituents they serve.”

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 now heads to the full Senate for a vote.

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