Archive for Author: mriser

Assembly passes Rooney bill creating horse license plates to support riding therapy for veterans and people with special needs

TRENTON, N.J. – In a unanimous vote today, the Assembly passed a bill (A4800) sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, to commemorate the state animal on a special license plate to support the health and well-being of horses as well as therapeutic riding programs for veterans and individuals with special...

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Munoz bills strengthening state’s response to discrimination and harassment reports go to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Two bills (A5629 and A5630), sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz, that strengthen the state’s response to workplace discrimination and harassment by creating a hotline for state employees and ensuring the governor is made aware of reports, were back in the Assembly today to concur with...

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DePhillips and DeCroce bill generating efficiencies and cost-savings through public-private partnerships goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly and Senate passed a bill (A4535/S2958) permitting public-private partnerships for energy-related projects creating an opportunity for more savings and freeing up public funds say sponsors Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. The bill now goes to the governor’s desk.  “Everyone will see...

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Dancer bill excluding horse-boarding services from sales tax goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Both the Senate and Assembly passed legislation (A1045) today, sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, to exempt horse boarding, maintenance and related services from the state sales tax. “There has been ongoing confusion in the industry about tax responsibilities, and as a result, stables have closed up...

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DePhillips applauds defeat of legislation eliminating religious exemption for vaccination

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips stood-up against a bill that would have eliminated the religious exemption for school vaccination requirements. The bill could not get the votes to pass the legislature today. “This bill is hardly a compromise from the one that we considered on December sixteenth,” said...

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DiMaso bill allowing more victims of crime to seek compensation heads to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – By a 74-0 vote, the Assembly passed a bill (A3391/S498), sponsored by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, amending the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act of 1971 to increase eligibility and financial support for victims. It now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature. A 2018 investigation by NJ...

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Assembly passes DeCroce bill aiding victims of crime who seek compensation

TRENTON, N.J. – With today’s unanimous Assembly vote, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill (A3391/S498) that increases financial support for victims of crime will go to the governor’s desk for his signature. DeCroce and renowned crime victims’ lawyer and advocate Richard Pompelio have been pushing the reform bill to correct the...

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Assembly passes Wirths and Space bill prohibiting public contracts for those banned from federal contracts

TRENTON, N.J. – Under a bill (A3745/S2469) passed by the Assembly today and sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space, a person debarred from contracting with the federal government will be prohibited from contracting for any public work in New Jersey. The bill now goes to the governor...

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DiMaso and Schepisi resolution designating March 19 as Women in Public Office Day goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly recognized the important role women play in their communities and politics by advancing a joint resolution (AJR90/SJR65), sponsored by Assemblywomen Serena DiMaso and Holly Schepisi, designating March 19 as “Women in Public Office Day.” The unanimous vote sends the resolution to the governor’s desk. ...

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Dancer bill protecting injured workers from bad credit scores goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly voted unanimously to pass a bill (A1697), sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, that prohibits medical providers from reporting unpaid workers’ compensation charges to collection and credit reporting agencies. It now goes to the governor for consideration. “Workers comp cases can be long and...

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