Archive for Author: mriser

Dancer bill allowing contributions to Meals on Wheels through tax return forms goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly voted unanimously to advance a bill (A5513) sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that would allow taxpayers to make contributions to Meals on Wheels programs in the state through their income tax return forms. “Person-to-person giving is a more beneficial and civically minded form...

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Space and Wirths bill establishing food hubs goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – With today’s unanimous vote in the Assembly, legislation (A3592) sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths establishing food hubs to strengthen small-scale New Jersey farms goes to the governor’s desk for his signature. Food hubs help connect food producers to new markets and services. Selling...

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Peterson pushes amendment to protect integrity of voting system

TRENTON, N.J. – Ahead of the Assembly’s vote on the illegal immigrant driver’s license legislation (S3229/A4743), Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R-Hunterdon) proposed an amendment to prevent voter fraud opportunities. WATCH: Peterson pushes amendment to protect integrity of voting system  “The Motor Vehicle Administrator came before our committee and she testified...

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DeCroce bill requiring railroads to clear obstructive brush goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly voted unanimously to advance a bill (A4958) sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce that would require railroads to remove obstructive vegetation at intersections with public roads. “This bill will help expedite the removal of overgrown plants and trees at dangerous railroad crossings,” said DeCroce...

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DePhillips defends religious freedom in vaccination fight

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips backed retaining a religious exemption to school vaccine requirements at an Assembly session Monday.  WATCH: DePhillips defends religious freedom in vaccination fight. “This unconstitutional legislation attempts to write freedom of religion out of the law,” DePhillips (R-Bergen) said before the vote. “In America,...

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Munoz bills on end-of-life planning and palliative care head to governor’s desk

TRENTON, NJ –The Assembly voted today to advance three bills sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz that aim to improve care for patients with serious illnesses or dealing with end-of-life issues. The first bill (A4683) requires certain medical facilities to undertake end-of-life planning and training. It requires health providers...

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Space and Wirths bill to stop corrupt recycling of contaminated soil heads to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. –In an effort to stop illegal dumping of contaminated dirt, the Assembly voted today to advance a bill (S1683/A4267), sponsored Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths, that would expand New Jersey’s solid waste licensing law to include soil and fill recycling businesses. The bill reflects recommendations stemming...

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Assembly advances DeCroce, Thomson bill requiring proper disposal of prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. – With today’s unanimous vote, the Assembly advanced a bill (A5667), sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Ned Thomson, requiring pharmacies and hospice programs to provide patients with information and methods to safely discard prescription medications. Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed a similar bill...

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Dancer and Clifton: Rewarding illegal immigrants with licenses does not make us safer

TRENTON, N.J. –– Along party lines today, the Assembly approved legislation (S3229/A4743) giving illegal immigrants living in New Jersey the ability to obtain driver’s licenses, permits and identification cards through the Motor Vehicle Commission. Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton blasted Democrats for fast-tracking bad legislation that opens the...

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Wirths proposes background checks during illegal immigrant driver’s license debate

TRENTON, N.J. –Citing safety and security concerns, Assemblyman Hal Wirths proposed an amendment to the illegal immigrant driver’s license bill (A4743) that would require all applicants to undergo a wanted person check to determine whether they had an outstanding arrest warrant or pending charges. WATCH: Wirths proposes background checks...

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