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  • NJ A3801
  • Requires expenses incurred by Governor during out-of-State travel for political activities not be paid with or out of public funds.
Introduced
(5/23/2016)
In Committee
(5/23/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides that all expenses incurred for travel, food, lodging, security, or any other purposes, incurred by the Governor when traveling out of State and engaging in political activities and not activities directly related to the Governor's regular and official duties as Governor, would not be paid with or out of public funds. Within 10 business days after the Governor travels out of State and engages in political activities, the Governor is to file with the State Ethics Commission a notice that describes the date, destination, and purpose of the trip. Whenever a question arises as to whether a particular expense is one that the Governor incurred when traveling out of State and engaging in political activities and not activities directly related to the Governor's regular and official duties as Governor, the commission is to resolve the question based on information gathered by the commission and provided by the Governor. The commission may accept questions from the Governor, a State officer or employee, or a member of the public. The bill further provides that any expense for an activity determined by the commission to be a political activity would not be eligible for payment or reimbursement from public funds made available to the Governor. The bill also provides that an individual or an organization may file a complaint with the commission that an activity in which the Governor has engaged is a political activity and not an activity directly related to the Governor's regular and official duties as Governor and is, therefore, ineligible for payment or reimbursement from public funds. The commission is to conduct an investigation of the complaint in accordance with the existing applicable procedures of the commission for examining and resolving complaints.
Judiciary
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee  (on 5/23/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
5/23/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
None specified