ASSEMBLY, No. 2698

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 24, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Prohibits person from serving as officer of more than two political campaign committees.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning officers of political campaign committees and supplementing P.L.1973, c.83 (C.19:44A-1 et seq.).

 

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

 

     1.    A person serving as the chairman, treasurer, deputy treasurer, or other officer of a political committee, continuing political committee, political party committee, candidate committee, joint candidates committee, or legislative leadership committee, shall not be eligible to be appointed or to serve, simultaneously, as the chairman, treasurer, deputy treasurer, or other officer of more than two of these committees at any time.  This restriction shall be applied in addition to any other service restriction imposed by law, rule, or regulation.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill prohibits a person from simultaneously being the chairman, treasurer, deputy treasurer, or other officer of more than two political committees, continuing political committees, political party committees, candidate committees, joint candidates committees, or legislative leadership committees.  These committees are established and regulated pursuant to the “The New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act” to provide greater transparency of the political campaign contributions and expenditures process in the State.

     This bill does not change the current restriction imposed on the chairperson of a political party committee or a legislative leadership committee, who is prohibited from also serving as an officer in a candidate or joint candidates committee, a political committee, or a continuing political committee.