Archive for Author: NJ Assembly Republicans

DiMaio bill shielding farmers from unjust legal challenges passes committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly agriculture committee Thursday advanced Assemblyman John DiMaio’s legislation to allow farmers to recover costs for defending frivolous civil cases. This bill (A810) empowers farmers who prevail in court to collect reasonable costs and attorney fees from plaintiffs behind the allegations. “Survival is difficult enough...

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Panel advances Webber, Bucco bill freeing local farmers markets from burdensome regulations

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Agriculture Committee gave its approval today to legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Jay Webber and Anthony M. Bucco eliminating unnecessary and counterproductive regulations imposed on bakers selling their goods at farmers markets. The bill (A2201) allows the products, including cakes, cookies, pies, and muffins, to...

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Space & Wirths bill to establish food hubs clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths establishing food hubs to strengthen small-scale farms in the state cleared the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee today. Food hubs help connect food producers with distributors and retailers. The bill (A3592) directs the Department of Agriculture...

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Dancer bill prohibiting use of cellphone spy apps advances

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer protecting the privacy of cell phone users was advanced today by the Assembly Homeland Security Committee. Dancer’s legislation prohibits the unauthorized electronic surveillance of cellphones by people using app software such as Spy2Mobile, iTrack, and I See You HD...

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Webber measure preserving Greenwood Lake advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Environment Committee today approved Assemblyman Jay Webber’s legislation (A3804) creating a fund to preserve New Jersey’s second largest lake. “Greenwood Lake is a great natural, economic, and recreational resource for New Jersey, including the lake’s supplying more than 3 million of our residents with...

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Transportation committee approves GOP resolution seeking help from Congress as Amtrak drags feet on Penn Station improvements

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly transportation committee approved a resolution urging Congress to examine Amtrak operations at New York Penn Station. The resolution (AR57) is sponsored by Assemblyman Rob Clifton and Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and BettyLou DeCroce. “It is bad enough that commuters are forced to contend with NJ...

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Clifton bill protecting bus passengers with disabilities clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Rob Clifton ensuring the safety of bus passengers with disabilities was approved today by the Assembly Transportation Committee. The bill (A1777) requires omnibus drivers to inspect their vehicles at the end of their route to make sure no disabled riders are left...

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