Chris Christie Signs Fifth Bill Into Law This Month

Chris Christie Signs Fifth Bill Into Law This Month

Bill deals with the investment of pension and annuity funds

Gov. Chris Christie has signed his fifth bill into law this month, this one dealing with the investment of pension and annuity funds.

Christie announced Tuesday that he signed S-1923, sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, which prohibits investment of state pension and annuity funds by the state in companies that boycott goods, products or businesses of Israel.

“Standing with Israel, for peace and democracy, requires more than just pledging military defense and support,” Christie said. “It is in all of our best interests to invest in and partner with Israel, while opposing any attempt to wipe out Israel, economically or otherwise.”

Christie said he’s proud to take this action and “help set an example for other states and nations throughout the world to join New Jersey by enacting similar laws.”