Murphy Signs Legislation Allowing Legislature To Function Remotely

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On Thursday, Governor Phil Murphy signed A-3852/S-2296 into law, which allows the conduct of State business and legislative sessions at locations other than Trenton during periods of emergency or other exigency; allows conduct of legislative business using electronic means. The measure was sponsored by Speaker Coughlin, Assembly Minority Leader Bramnick, Senate President Sweeney, and Senate Minority Leader Kean.

The bill, part of the emergency package of measures aimed at combating coronavirus, was introduced in the Assembly on Monday and passed there 65-0; on Thursday, it passed the Senate, 34-0.

The bill’s statement reads as follows: ‘This bill allows the conduct of State business and legislative sessions at locations other than Trenton during periods of emergency or other exigency. The bill also allows the Legislature to use any technology or electronic means to conduct its business, to carry out its purposes, or to comply with the requirements of certain provisions of the New Jersey Constitution during a period of emergency that is determined to exist by the Governor or the Legislature.’

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