Archive for Author: mriser

Committee advances DeCroce, Thomson bill requiring proper disposal of prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Appropriations Committee 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 (S3240) in...

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Legislation making New Jersey a national leader in forfeiture transparency advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill requiring transparency and disclosure about civil asset forfeiture in New Jersey is again progressing through the Legislature. The legislation (S1963), sponsored by Assemblymen Jay Webber and Erik Peterson, gained unanimous approval Thursday from the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Civil asset forfeiture can be a useful...

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Wirths and Space bill to stop corrupt recycling of contaminated soil advances

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly Appropriations Committee advanced a bill (S1683/A4267), sponsored Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space, to expand New Jersey’s solid waste licensing law to include businesses engaged in soil and fill recycling in order to prevent illegal dumping of contaminated dirt. The bill is based off recommendations...

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Space bill requiring prevailing wage contractors to register advances

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly Labor Committee advanced a bill (A2478/S62) Monday, sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space, to require all contractors who must pay their workers prevailing wage to register with the Department of Labor. “It’s important that the Department of Labor is aware of all contractors who hold public...

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Peterson tells Democrats to prioritize law-abiding citizens instead of illegal immigrants

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed a bill (S3229/A4743) along party lines to give illegal immigrants living in New Jersey the ability to obtain driver’s licenses, permits and identification cards through the Motor Vehicle Commission. Assemblyman Erik Peterson said this is another example of Democrats pandering...

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DePhillips: Driving is a privilege not a right

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips slammed Democrats for fast-tracking legislation (A4743) that would allow illegal immigrants the ability to obtain driver’s licenses and identification through the Motor Vehicle Commission.  “The Democrats are devaluing American citizenship by allowing those who broke the law to live in New Jersey to...

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

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Human Services Committee today advanced a bill (A5513) sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer to 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 of...

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Peterson, Carroll oppose bill allowing illegal immigrants to receive driver’s licenses

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Judiciary Committee today passed a bill (A4743) creating two categories of driver’s licenses and identification cards. The measure advanced along party lines. Assemblymen Erik Peterson and Michael Carroll were the two no votes, providing a minority statement expressing why they were opposed to the...

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Goodwill GOP amendment supporting intent of Democrat bill rejected by Democrats (BTW, it was about lowering tax burdens)

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths offered an amendment Monday to a bill providing tax credits for apprenticeship programs (A4603) to show bipartisanship. The non-hostile amendment added a new section of findings and declarations supporting the intent of the bill. “It is a very friendly amendment,” Wirths (R-Sussex) told...

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Committee advances DiMaso and Schepisi resolution designating March 19 as Women in Public Office Day

TRENTON, N.J. – Recognizing the important role women play in their communities and politics, a committee advanced a joint resolution (AJR90), sponsored by Assemblywomen Serena DiMaso and Holly Schepisi, designating March 19 as “Women in Public Office Day.”  “Next year we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the...

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