TRENTON - The New Jersey Senate has voted to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a bill requiring that law enforcement agencies be notified when a prospective gun buyer applies to expunge mental health records.
This is the first time lawmakers have voted to override a veto by Gov. Christie since he took office. There have been 52 prior attempts to override the governor.
The legislation for the bill passed unanimously in June, but was vetoed by the governor who said that it could confuse a cumbersome area of law.
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The bill would provide judges with the latest information on an applicant, including pending charges.
The Assembly must still vote on the override for it to take effect.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.