Archive for Category: Press Release

Governor signs Dancer bill creating permanent state firefighter museum and memorial

TRENTON, N.J. – After 50 years, New Jersey may finally have a permanent museum and memorial honoring the history and sacrifice of firefighters. Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill (A5075/S4001) that appropriates $200,000 to help fund the museum and its projects was signed into law this week. The state of New...

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New law in N.J. allows online car sales, electronic titling

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill permitting online car sales, e-signatures and e-titling was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday. “The Covid-19 government lockdowns forced a hard look at how car sales are done in New Jersey,” Dancer (R-Ocean) said. “Aside from the pandemic and...

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Racing commission’s reporting requirements reformed by new law

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Racing Commission, which oversees the horse racing industry in the state, will now be able to file its annual reports at the end of the state’s fiscal year rather than the calendar year. Assemblyman Ron Dancer, a prime sponsor of the bill (A5439/S3760),...

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Piperno and Eulner: Murphy’s health care vax orders out of sync with science, exacerbates staffing shortages

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner denounced Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order eliminating a Covid-19 testing option for unvaccinated health care workers as it puts the state’s most vulnerable residents at risk and ignores science. On Tuesday, the governor signed Executive Order No. 283 mandating...

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More farms qualify for deer fencing grant money under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Under recently-enacted legislation, sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Hal Wirths, more farmers will be able to protect their crops from deer by installing fencing with grants through the N.J. Department of Agriculture. The legislation (A4232/S4231) expands a 2017 grant program that provides funding for fencing...

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Human trafficking victims can have more records expunged under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’ bill expunging the records of human trafficking victims who were convicted of certain crimes was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday. New Jersey’s Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act allows a human trafficking victim to vacate and expunge convictions...

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Now law: Dancer bill allowing promotional gaming credit deductions

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill allowing brick-and-mortar casino and horse racing permit holders to deduct promotional gaming credits from their non-Internet sports betting gross revenues. Dancer, a prime sponsor of the bill (A4002/S2257), said this law will help sports betting thrive...

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Increased penalties for occupational license lending now law

TRENTON, N.J. – Unscrupulous contractors who hire unqualified tradespeople while using another person’s occupational license will face stiffer penalties under a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy this week. Assemblyman Hal Wirths, a prime sponsor of the bill (A6150), said that the new law will discourage the practice...

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New grant program supports school districts that study regionalization

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill reimbursing school districts for conducting regionalization feasibility studies was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday. The legislation (A5537/S3488) offers incentives for districts to consolidate and removes legal barriers in an effort to improve educational quality and efficiency. “New Jersey...

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Dancer legislation addressing derelict properties becomes law

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to prevent derelict buildings from becoming a neighborhood nuisance, Assemblyman Ron Dancer shepherded a bill through the Legislature that allows municipalities to hold owners responsible for maintaining vacant or abandoned residential and commercial properties. It was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy...

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