New Jersey Gubernatorial Inauguration Set for January 21 - State and Federal Communications

January 7, 2014  •  

New Jersey Gubernatorial Inauguration Set for January 21

Gov. Chris ChristieThe inauguration for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The day will begin with a morning prayer service in Newark followed by a swearing-in ceremony and inaugural address in Trenton. Evening festivities include an inaugural celebration at the Great Hall on Historic Ellis Island.

The Governor selected three charities to benefit from the proceeds raised during his second inauguration. Contribution limits do apply for inaugural fundraising events. No person, candidate, candidate committee, joint candidates committee, political committee or continuing political committee may contribute more than $500 in the aggregate to any gubernatorial inaugural fundraising event or events, notwithstanding any contribution made to any candidate for the gubernatorial election. Any contribution given in excess of the $500 aggregate limit will be returned to the contributor.

Similarly, a corporation, association, or labor organization may also contribute to a gubernatorial fundraising event, provided its contribution –  when added to that of any related or affiliated corporation, association, or labor organization – does not exceed $500. Partnerships, LLPs, and LLCs may not make contributions as an entity; any contribution made by check or other written instrument drawn on such an account will be considered a contribution from the individual who signed the check or written instrument.

Tickets to gubernatorial fundraising events may be given to legislators and public officials provided there is no intent to influence the official in any matter related to his or her official duties. Lobbyists may provide gifts of entertainment, food, beverages, or tickets to events as long as the aggregate value of all gifts does not exceed $250 per calendar year.

Photo of Governor Chris Christie courtesy of the Bob Jagendorf on Wikimedia Commons.

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