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Governor signs Munoz bill to prevent meningitis outbreaks on college campuses

TRENTON, N.J. – Students attending county colleges, colleges and universities in the state must receive meningitis vaccinations under new legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy this week. “This extremely contagious illness can easily spread among young people who are living in dormitories and sharing spaces in college,” said Assemblywoman...

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

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill (A5513) sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that allows taxpayers to make contributions to Meals on Wheels programs in the state through their income tax return forms was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. “Person-to-person giving is a more beneficial and civically minded form of...

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Wirths bill allowing long-term tax exemption for low-income housing is signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. –This week the governor signed a bill (A2536/S538), 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 a housing project’s mortgage. The town of Sparta established such an agreement with a low-income senior housing project;...

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Dancer’s bill to provide tax benefits for organ and bone marrow donors and employers awaits governor’s signature

TRENTON N.J. – The Assembly unanimously voted in favor of Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill (A6075/S4188) that would allow up to a $10,000 deduction on unreimbursed expenses if a taxpayer or their dependent donates an organ or bone marrow. The bill is designated as “Lindsay’s Law” in honor of Lindsay...

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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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