Christie conditionally vetoes public worker residency bill

    N.J. Gov. Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed a bill that would require newly hired public workers to live in the state. He sent it back to the Legislature with two recommendations.

    Christie said he had problems with the small revision committee that would hear exemption requests. He’s suggesting the committee increase from three members to five.

    Additionally, Christie wants the requirement to take effect four months after enactment, not immediately, as is the current plan.

    As reports, current employees who live out of state will not have to comply, but newly hired workers (with the exception of those whose annual reviews prove they spend more time working out of state) will have one year from the start of their employment to move to New Jersey.

    All employees except those in the Judiciary can request exemptions.

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