BILL FORCING STATE WORKERS TO LIVE IN STATE PASSES SENATE

Legislation requiring all future public employees to live in New Jersey was approved by the full Senate. The “New Jersey First Act” would require all newly hired public employees to live in New Jersey or to move to the state within one year of taking a position. This means employees must establish their principal residence in New Jersey, making it their legal residence for the purposes of voting and paying taxes. Current employees living over state lines would be exempt from the residency requirement. The bill even covers employees in the educational system. The legislation now moves to the Assembly.

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