Archive for Author: mriser

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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Assembly advances DePhillips bill expunging records of human trafficking victims

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed a bill (A5085), sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips, to expunge records of human trafficking victims who were convicted of certain crimes.  New Jersey’s Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act allows a human trafficking victim to vacate and expunge convictions and records for...

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Assembly passes DeCroce bill requiring drivers to stop at railroad crossings for on-track equipment

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed a bill (A4107/S3126), sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, requiring drivers to stop at railroad crossings when on-track equipment is approaching or passing a crossing. Today’s vote sends the bill to the governor for his consideration. “When equipment on a track is being used...

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Assembly passes Dunn legislation helping taxpayers see savings through shared services

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed a measure (A2972/S1298), sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, that allows municipalities to include the amount saved through shared services on property tax bills. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature. “The bill would allow fiscally responsible towns to show taxpayers...

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Webber measures supporting women’s health, pregnancy and infant loss awareness now law

TRENTON, N.J. – Last week the governor signed two measures, sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber, that support breast cancer research, mammograms for uninsured women and families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss. The first piece of legislation (A921) requires the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to design a breast cancer awareness...

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Now law: Residents accepted to U.S. service academies to receive state flags

TRENTON, N.J. – Sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and signed into law today by Gov. Phil Murphy, the bill (A4233/S2106) requires the Adjutant General to issue state flags to all residents enrolling in one of the five federal service academies. “No matter where their service takes them, home will always...

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Governor signs Dancer’s resolution establishing May as Civil War Veterans Recognition Month

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the governor signed a joint resolution (SJR59/AJR21), sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, that designates May of each year as “Civil War Veterans Recognition Month” and honors the Grand Army of the Republic and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War as two Civil...

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