- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers can now file their financial disclosure documents electronically.

The state Senate unanimously approved Thursday a resolution giving legislators that option. The Assembly passed the measure without any opposition in June.

Under previous rules lawmakers filed financial disclosure documents by hand.

The disclosures include income, liabilities and gifts, though the documents do not show exact amounts and instead use ranges that top out at $50,000 or more.

As a concurrent resolution that governs the rules of the Legislature, the change takes effect without the approval of Gov. Chris Christie.

It’s unclear how soon the change could take effect, but the resolution also provides for the Office of Legislative Services to provide technical help to carry out the new process.

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