(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Thursday after the Senate voted to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of legislation (S-2360/A-3593) to require local law enforcement be notified before the expungement of mental health records of prospective gun buyers:
“It’s always a good day for New Jersey when elected officials put aside politics and do the right thing for the people. That’s what happened in the Senate, and I look forward to it happening soon in the Assembly.
“The Assembly voted 74-0 in June to approve this bill. The Republican leader, Jon Bramnick, is a lead sponsor of the bill. This bill defines common sense. We all agree that mental health concerns are a big part of improving gun safety.
“Considering all that, I see no logical reason why the Assembly wouldn’t vote to override this misguided veto and turn this bill into law. I plan to talk to the sponsors and announce further plans in the coming weeks.”