NJ Assembly Passes Privatization Standards Bill

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 9:06 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey General Assembly on Monday passed legislation to establish specific standards and procedures for the privatization of the state’s public services, a rebuke to a recent trend toward privatization despite complaints from some lawmakers who said it doesn’t always save money or provide better service.

The Assembly passed S968, the Senate’s version of identical legislation first introduced in the Assembly’s Labor Committee in January 2012. The bill calls for the state to prove a public benefit to privatizing public services — requiring cost analyses...
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