ABSENTEE ASSEMBLYMAN: JASON O’DONNELL MISSED DOZENS OF MAJOR VOTES IN LAST SESSION HE SERVED

Jason O’Donnell wants Bayonne voters to believe he will have their back as Mayor, but he already failed them as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. During O’Donnell’s last year in the Assembly in 2014-15, he actually failed to show up and register a vote on dozens of major issues taken up by the legislative body, missing 34 significant votes in all — a staggering amount that should disqualify him from seeking another public office. Below is a breakdown of the votes on 3rd Final Passage, Motion to Concur and Motion to Table of bills during the 2014-15 session that O’Donnell missed.

“Jason O’Donnell has already had a chance to serve Bayonne, but even though he was still being paid almost $50,000 by the taxpayers he couldn’t be bothered to show up and do the people’s work,” said Davis Team spokesman Philip Swibinski. “This atrocious attendance record isn’t the only way Assemblyman O’Donnell failed to represent Bayonne — he never delivered a cent of new school funding, and as soon as his term was up he got himself a job with a big lobbying firm and went to work for Chris Christie. That’s not commitment, it’s total failure.”

O’Donnell missed votes on major issues including economic development, prevailing wage requirements, pension funding and much more. O’Donnell also failed to deliver any new school funding during his time in Trenton, even though Bayonne’s schools have been dangerously underfunded by the state for years.

His dozens of missed votes in the 2014-15 legislative session are below:

2014-2015 Missed Votes

 

Bill Description Date House Vote Y N X JO
A447 Jasey (D27); DeCroce, B. (R26); Caputo (D28)
Establishes task force to study issues related to the establishment of full-day kindergarten.
12/03/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 62 10 1 X
A964 Singleton (D7); DeAngelo (D14); Watson Coleman (D15)
Requires certain bidders for prevailing wage public work to provide proof that the prevailing wage will be paid.
12/03/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 49 12 15 X
A986 Andrzejczak (D1); Benson (D14); Danielsen (D17)
Establishes telemarketing fraud investigation unit.
12/03/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 46 13 15 X
A3081 Jasey (D27); Andrzejczak (D1); Eustace (D38)
Creates Education Reform Review Task Force; delays implementation of certain assessments and certain changes to teacher evaluation system.
06/16/2014 Assembly Motion Table Motion 50 27 3 X
A3081 Jasey (D27); Andrzejczak (D1); Eustace (D38)
Creates Education Reform Review Task Force; delays implementation of certain assessments and certain changes to teacher evaluation system.
06/16/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 72 4 2 X
A3095 Watson Coleman (D15); Johnson (D37); Gusciora (D15)
Enhances opportunities for qualified residential projects under the Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant Program.
06/16/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 69 7 2 X
A3952 Prieto (D32); Mazzeo (D2); Pintor Marin (D29)
Dedicates 30 percent of all UEZ sales tax revenues to respective UEZ account and 70 percent of UEZ sales tax revenues to General Fund.
12/18/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 46 19 12 X
A3969 Prieto (D32); Schaer (D36); Caride (D36)
“Hackensack Meadowlands Agency Consolidation Act”; “Hackensack Meadowlands Transportation Planning District Act of 2014”; “New Jersey Meadowlands Tax Relief Act.”
12/18/2014 Assembly Emergency Resolution 62 4 14 X
A3969 Prieto (D32); Schaer (D36); Caride (D36)
“Hackensack Meadowlands Agency Consolidation Act”; “Hackensack Meadowlands Transportation Planning District Act of 2014”; “New Jersey Meadowlands Tax Relief Act.”
12/18/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 42 25 12 X
A4103 Mazzeo (D2); Andrzejczak (D1); Giblin (D34)
Creates workforce training program for former casino workers.
12/17/2015 Assembly Concur with Senate amendments 49 13 16 X
A4233 Jasey (D27); McKeon (D27); Vainieri Huttle (D37)
Provides Medicaid coverage for advance care planning.
12/03/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 46 13 16 X
A4275 Prieto (D32); Eustace (D38); Lagana (D38)
“New Jersey Small Business Retirement Marketplace Act.”
12/03/2015 Assembly Motion Table Motion 49 29 1 X
A4275 Prieto (D32); Eustace (D38); Lagana (D38)
“New Jersey Small Business Retirement Marketplace Act.”
12/03/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 54 16 2 X
A4326 Schaer (D36); Lagana (D38); Eustace (D38)
Reforms annual State revenue estimating and reporting, and executive State budget presentation and revenue certification processes.
12/17/2015 Assembly Concur with Senate amendments 42 21 16 X
A4567 Wimberly (D35); Spencer (D29); Sumter (D35)
Prohibits certain school districts under State intervention from leasing building if purchase price would be less than total costs of lease.
12/03/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 41 21 17 X
A4703 Spencer (D29); Tucker (D28); Pintor Marin (D29)
Increases tax credit cap by $165 million for certain qualified residential projects under Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant program and restricts increase to certain projects.
12/17/2015 Assembly Concur with Senate amendments 42 20 16 X
A4763 McKeon (D27); Spencer (D29); Pinkin (D18)
Revises “Electronic Waste Management Act.”
12/17/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 46 18 14 X
ACR118 Diegnan (D18); Jasey (D27); Jimenez (D32)
Accepts and modifies various recommendations included in Educational Adequacy Report.
03/27/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 44 26 8 X
ACR244 Prieto (D32); Greenwald (D6); Sweeney (D3)
Urges Governor to make, by July 15, 2015, State pension payment of $1.3 billion for State Fiscal Year 2016.
06/29/2015 Assembly Table 26 41 13 X
ACR244 Prieto (D32); Greenwald (D6); Sweeney (D3)
Urges Governor to make, by July 15, 2015, State pension payment of $1.3 billion for State Fiscal Year 2016.
06/29/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 45 6 11 X
S82 Stack (D33); Green (D22); Gusciora (D15)
“Property Tax Lien Pilot Program,” establishes pilot program to allow certain municipalities greater control over sale of tax liens.
06/16/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 46 30 2 X
S374 Scutari (D22); Beck (R11); Rible (R30)
Concerns attorney fees for workers’ compensation awards.
12/17/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 47 12 12 X
S770 Weinberg (D37); Turner (D15); Sweeney (D3)
Establishes procedures and standards regarding public service privatization contracts.
06/16/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 48 30 2 X
S783 Weinberg (D37); Lampitt (D6); Mosquera (D4)
“Unfair Wage Recovery Act”; provides that unlawful employment practice occurs each time individual is affected.
06/16/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 49 26 2 X
S966 Rice (D28); Turner (D15); Watson Coleman (D15)
Establishes procedures for the approval of the closure of a public school.
06/16/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 58 17 2 X
S1038 Weinberg (D37); Lampitt (D6); Mosquera (D4)
“Wage Transparency Act”; requires reporting of public contractor employment information.
06/16/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 47 31 2 X
S1440 Barnes, III (D18); Whelan (D2); Riley (D3)
Prohibits employment discrimination based on applicant employment status.
06/16/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 53 22 2 X
S1869 Sweeney (D3); Doherty (R23); Prieto (D32)
Revises certain laws governing police and fire interest arbitration; extends two-percent cap on base salary awards.
03/27/2014 Assembly Motion Table Motion 42 30 8 X
S1869 Sweeney (D3); Doherty (R23); Prieto (D32)
Revises certain laws governing police and fire interest arbitration; extends two-percent cap on base salary awards.
03/27/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 47 22 8 X
S2143 Van Drew (D1); Singer (R30); Wisniewski (D19)
Establishes time periods for adverse possession of certain property.
12/17/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 48 10 12 X
S2867 Ruiz (D29); Pou (D35); Jasey (D27)
Permits municipal land banking in conjunction with online property database development.
12/17/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 45 22 12 X
S3004 Cunningham (D31); Van Drew (D1); Andrzejczak (D1)
Permits municipality with UEZ to participate in Downtown Business Improvement Zone Loan Fund.
12/03/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 45 16 15 X
S3282 Rice (D28); Cunningham (D31); Wimberly (D35)
Expands Police Training Commission membership to include representative from National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
12/17/2015 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 44 22 11 X
SCR116 Gordon (D38); Greenstein (D14); Stender (D22)
Declares that Civil Service Commission’s new rule concerning job banding is not consistent with legislative intent.
06/16/2014 Assembly 3rd Reading / Final 47 30 2 X

 

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