Senate President Steve Sweeney calls for override vote on Sandy Bill of Rights

Senate President Steve Sweeney says he will attempt to override Gov. Chris Christie's conditional veto of his Sandy Bill of Rights. (5/30/14)

TRENTON - Senate President Steve Sweeney says he will attempt to override Gov. Chris Christie's conditional veto of his Sandy Bill of Rights.

The bill passed unanimously in March, but was vetoed by Christie, who said it would be impossible to implement.
     
Sweeney says the measure would make the distribution of federal Sandy aid more effective and transparent.
     
The senator called out Republican legislators who originally voted for the bill, but now agree with Christie. 

"Republicans that represent these districts down here where most of the damage was done won't recognize the mistake," says Sweeney, "and are too afraid to stand up and tell the governor he's wrong on this."

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Sweeney said he plans an override vote in the Senate for June 12. But without Republican support, the vote will fail.

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