The New Jersey State Senate has added a voting session for September 29 to swear in Renee Burgess (D-Irvington) and hold a floor vote on Gov. Phil Murphy’s nomination of Matt Platkin as attorney general.
Platkin was tapped as the state’s top law enforcement official in February and has been serving as acting attorney general since February 14. Murphy’s former chief counsel was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee by an 8-2 vote on August 8.
Burgess was elected last week to succeed Ronald Rice (D-Newark) as the new senator from the 28th district. Citing health issues, Rice resigned last month from the Senate seat he has held since 1986.
It’s possible that the Senate will also vote on some legislation left over from before their summer recess.
Confirmation hearings for two New Jersey Supreme Court justice nominees, Rachel Wainer Apter and Douglas Fasciale, are expected to be held on October 13.