Archive for Author: mriser

Committee approves DiMaso bill allowing more victims of crime to seek compensation

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved a bill (A3391), sponsored by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, that amends the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act of 1971 to increase eligibility and financial support for victims. A 2018 investigation by NJ Advance Media found that the state’s Victims of Crime Compensation...

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DeCroce bill aiding victims of crime who seek compensation clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Today Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and renowned crime victims’ lawyer and advocate Richard Pompelio testified before the Assembly Appropriations Committee in support of her bill (A3391/S498) that increases financial support for victims of crime. The bill was unanimously approved by the committee and awaits a vote by...

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Dancer bill excluding horse-boarding services from sales tax advances

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced legislation (A1045) sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that would 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...

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Committee clears Dancer bill creating a loan program and tax credits for new vineyards and wineries in five counties

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Appropriations Committee approved a bill (A544), sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, that will establish a loan program and provide tax credits for new vineyards and wineries in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Monmouth and Ocean counties. “New Jersey’s wine industry is very valuable. It not...

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Dancer urges legislature to consider bill allowing armed personnel at places of worship

TRENTON, N.J. – In the wake of the church shooting in Texas and recent anti-Semitic attacks in New Jersey and New York, Assemblyman Ron Dancer urged the legislature to consider his bill (A1695) allowing places of worship to select one person to carry a handgun during religious services for...

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DePhillips and DiMaso to create a tax cut caucus in Trenton

TRENTON, N.J. – In order to force Trenton to consider the real concerns of residents, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso announced the creation of a tax cut caucus that would fight for state taxpayers who are overburdened by the Democrats’ tax-and-spend policies. “It’s time we talk affordability...

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Dunn questions Murphy EDA appointments

RANDOLPH, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn was disappointed after learning at least one of Gov. Phil Murphy’s picks to lead the Economic Development Authority is another Democratic political activist with ties to Lizette Delgado-Polanco. She questioned whether the new appointee is just another old political friend. “I was excited...

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Legislation making New Jersey a national leader in forfeiture transparency goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted 77-0 Monday to advance a bill (S1963), sponsored by Assemblymen Jay Webber and Erik Peterson, requiring transparency and disclosure of civil asset forfeiture in New Jersey. It is now headed to the Gov. Phil Murphy for his consideration. Civil asset forfeiture can be...

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Assembly advances DeCroce bill supporting veteran’s employment in insurance industry

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted in favor of a bill (A1924) sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce to help veterans in New Jersey obtain employment in the insurance industry. The legislation waives the initial insurance producer licensing fee for honorably discharged veterans who are New Jersey residents, have passed...

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Wirths bill allowing long-term tax exemption for low-income housing advances

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly voted 77-0 to advance a bill (A2536), sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths, to allow municipalities to accept payment-in-lieu-of-taxes for state or federally-subsidized low-income housing beyond the term of the housing project’s mortgage. The town of Sparta established such an agreement with a low-income senior housing...

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