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Senate Panel holds bills on early voting, legislative Daniel’s Law

By Nikita Biryukov, January 14 2021 4:05 pm

The Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee tabled bills that would establish in-person early voting and restrict access to legislators’ personal information Tuesday.

Both bills were pulled before the committee meeting began.

The Assembly Appropriations Committee tabled an identical early voting bill last week.

Though all three of Trenton’s top Democrats support early voting, lawmakers have yet to reach an agreement a bill. The current versions only provide for early voting in general elections and May municipal races in towns that pass an ordinance allowing the practice.

It doesn’t include primary races, a matter a senior legislative source told the New Jersey Globe will likely come up in negotiations.

The committee also tabled a bill that would create criminal and civil penalties for the disclosure of personal information belonging to legislators, their families and probation officers.

That bill, which largely mirrors a similar measure criminalizing the distribution of judges’ personal information, would allow the protected parties to register to vote without providing a residential address and bars the disclosure of their voter registration information.

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