SENATE, No. 1321

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JANUARY 30, 2012

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  LORETTA WEINBERG

District 37 (Bergen)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires written notice of pending gubernatorial succession to both designated successor and Legislature whenever responsibilities of office of Governor will devolve upon temporary successor.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act requiring notice for certain instances of gubernatorial succession, and supplementing chapter 15 of Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Whenever the functions, powers, duties, and emoluments of the office of Governor shall devolve upon any other person in accordance with Article V, Section I of the Constitution of this State or any laws adopted pursuant thereto, the Governor, or the person serving as Acting Governor, shall provide written notice to the designated successor and the presiding officer of each House of the Legislature, at least one calendar day prior to the occurrence of the succession and the successor’s taking of the oath of Acting Governor in accordance with R.S.52:15-4.  The advance notice provisions of this section shall not apply to a succession resulting from an attack, as defined by subsection (a) of section 3 of P.L.1963, c.117 (C.52:14A-3), or other emergency which precludes preparation and transmittal of the notice.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires notice for instances of temporary gubernatorial succession.  Specifically, the bill requires that whenever the functions, powers, duties, and emoluments of the office of Governor shall devolve upon any other person in accordance with Article V, Section I of the New Jersey Constitution or any laws adopted pursuant thereto, the Governor, or the person serving as Acting Governor, must provide written notice to the designated successor and the presiding officer of each House of the Legislature at least one calendar day prior to the transfer.  The advance notice requirements of the bill would not apply to a succession resulting from an attack, as defined by subsection (a) of section 3 of P.L.1963, c.117 (C.52:14A-3), or other emergency which precludes preparation and transmittal of the notice.