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  • NJ A725
  • Requires independent State authority member to disclose contractual relationship between authority and authority member's relatives.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(5/1/2017)
Crossed Over
(3/23/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires that members of independent State authorities make certain disclosures concerning certain relationships between the members' relatives, as defined in the bill, and the authorities upon which the members serve. Specifically, a member must report to the State Ethics Commission: the existence of a contractual relationship between a relative of the member and the authority. "Independent State authority" is defined as a public authority, board, commission, corporation, or other agency or instrumentality of the State allocated, in but not of, a principal department of State government pursuant to Article V, Section IV, paragraph 1 of the New Jersey Constitution, or which is not subject to supervision or control by the department in which it is allocated, and a regional authority, but shall not include a college or university. A member shall make the report to the State Ethics Commission within 30 days of the hiring by the authority of the member's relative, the creation of a contractual relationship between the authority and the member's relative, or the member's appointment, or the creation of a contractural relationship as appropriate. If, upon or prior to the date of the bill's enactment, a contractual relationship exists between the authority upon which the member serves and the member's relative, then the member shall report that information to the Attorney General within 30 days of the bill's enactment. A member who violates the requirements of the bill is subject to removal from office and liable to a penalty of up to $5,000, unless the member knew or reasonably should have known the member was in violation, in which case the penalty shall be no less than $5,000 and no more than $10,000 for each violation.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Economic Growth, Passed Assembly, Transportation and Independent Authorities
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee  (on 5/1/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
5/1/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
3/23/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (74-0-0)
12/12/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
12/12/2016 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Hearing (10:00 12/12/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 3/23/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 74 0 6
Detail 12/12/2016 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee: Reported Favorably 12 0 0