New Jersey: Legislative financial disclosure ranking

New Jersey

Rank: 11     |     Points: 76.5     |     Grade: C

New Jersey State Legislature

Question Answer Points Notes
Requires financial disclosure filing? Yes 1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing (no update)? Yes 1
Requires financial disclosure filing annually? Yes 1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing for candidates? Yes 1
Employment information required? Yes 5
Employment information not narrowly defined? Yes 5
Employer/business name required? Yes 5
Employment job title required? No 0
Employer description required? No 0
Value range/income amount required? Yes 5
Spouse employment information required and clear? Yes 5
Officer/director information required? Yes 4
Officer/director information not narrowly defined? Yes 4
Officer/director entity name required? Yes 4
Officer/director entity description required? No 0
Spouse officer/director information required and clear? Yes 4
Investment information required? Yes 3
Investment information not narrowly defined? Yes 3
Investment entity name required? Yes 3
Investment entity description required? No 0
Investment value range/holding amount required? Yes 3
Spouse investment information required and clear? Yes 3
Client information required? No 0 No information on private clients required. However, filers required to report fees and honoraria, which does not factor into points for the question.
Client name required? No 0
Client value range/income amount required? No 0
Spouse client information required and clear? No 0
Real-property information required? Yes 2
Real-property information not narrowly defined? Yes 2
Real-property value range/amount required? Yes 1 Half point awarded because value range/amount only listed for income-producing properties.
Spouse real-property information required and clear? Yes 2
Spouse name required? No 0
Dependent name required? No 0
Financial disclosure filings in central office? Yes 1
Lawmakers not forwarded reviewer information? Yes 0.5 Change from 2006: Half point awarded because if request for hard copies is made, lawmakers are notified; but filings are available on the Web.
In-person appearance not required to obtain filings? Yes 1
Copy fees less than 50 cents per page? No 0
Blank disclosure form available on Web? Yes 1
Disclosure filings available electronically or on the Web in any format? Yes 3
Late-filing penalties on the books? Yes 1
Misfiling penalties on the books? Yes 1
State has auditing authority? Yes 1
State routinely reviews filings for accuracy and completeness either through formal audit process or informal review process? Yes 0
State published list of delinquent filers on Web or in printed document? No 0