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Murphy signs legislative remote voting bill

State lawmakers will vote from home during COVID-19 crisis

By Nikita Biryukov, March 20 2020 11:10 am

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill allowing the legislature to hold votes remotely during a state of emergency Friday.

The measure was fast tracked along with a host of other bills meant to better position the state to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

The Assembly passed it on Monday, and the Senate passed it on Thursday. No one voted against it in either chamber.

Murphy also signed bills that allow him to issue an executive order barring evictions during a public health emergency, allowing New Jersey physicians to use and bill for telehealth services and expedite some professional licensing procedures during such an emergency.

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