The Senate rejected Republican Rep. John Kavanagh’s bill on a 11-16 vote last week but it is on the calendar for a reconsideration vote Tuesday. The House voted 51-8 in favor of the bill in February.
Kavanagh wrote House Bill 2082 after a Phoenix-area man won half of a $587 million Powerball jackpot in November. His name was released under state public records laws.
Kavanagh says he believes making the man’s name public put him and his family at risk and he wants to protect future winners.
The New Jersey Senate passed a bill last month allowing winners to shield their names for a year, sending that bill to Gov. Chris Christie.