Override vote of Christie mental health records gun bill veto set

Senate President Steve Sweeney is seeking to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a gun bill.

Senate President Steve Sweeney is seeking to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a gun bill. (9/16/15)

TRENTON - New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says he is seeking to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a bill requiring law enforcement agencies be notified when a person applies to expunge mental health records in order to buy a gun.

Sweeney said Wednesday the Democrat-led state Senate would vote on override later this month.

The legislation passed unanimously in June.

Lawmakers say the bill ensures judges get all relevant information including pending charges before ruling on a record.

Christie conditionally vetoed the measure in August, saying it could further confuse a cumbersome area of law. Christie instead called for implementing a plan that includes possible involuntary commitment of those whose could be considered dangerous if their illness were untreated.

Sweeney seeks overide of Christie's gun bill veto.

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