Archive for Category: Press Release

Now law: Police prohibited from considering citation and arrest data in performance evaluations

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space’s bill that prohibits police departments from using the number of tickets issued or arrests made by officers in their performance evaluations was signed into law on Thursday. State law bans police departments from establishing arrest and ticket quotas, but agencies...

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Governor signs DeCroce bill expanding age discrimination protections to senior workforce

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill expanding age discrimination protections for working seniors was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday. “Some seniors have to keep working because of New Jersey’s high cost of living, while others just find their careers very rewarding. Either way, their...

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Governor signs Dancer bill creating new state logo choices for manufacturers

TRENTON, N.J. – Manufacturers will have new options when denoting their goods are New Jersey made. Today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill that gives manufacturers three new alternatives for stating a product is made in the state. “New Jersey is rightly known as the...

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N.J. corporations permitted to maintain records using blockchain technology under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Corporations in the state are now legally permitted to maintain records on an electronic network, including those using blockchain technology – the digital ledger invented for keeping track of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (A1178), sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and...

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Dunn and DeCroce push for funding for state lakes pays off

TRENTON, N.J. – Under legislation signed into law on Friday, $10 million in grants will be available for lake conservation and management efforts, including the mitigation of the notorious harmful algal blooms. The bill (A5778/S3618), co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Aura Dunn and BettyLou DeCroce, prioritizes projects that involve lakes with...

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Dunn slams Murphy for stranding children, failing to address school bus driver shortage

TRENTON, N.J. – There have been statewide business shutdowns, statewide Covid mandates, but no statewide solution to the school bus driver shortage that is affecting children’s constitutional right to access education, says Assemblywoman Aura Dunn. Reports show school districts have been largely left to figure out the problem on...

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Lakes to receive funding to combat harmful algal blooms and aid conservation efforts, under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – The governor signed legislation Friday appropriating $10 million in grants for lake conservation and management efforts, including the mitigation of the notorious harmful algal blooms, which have been responsible for beach closures issued by the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. The bill (A5778/S3618), sponsored by Assemblyman...

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Wirths’ bill encouraging NJ tourist brewery hopping now law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirth’s bill seeking to give New Jersey’s craft breweries a tourism boost was signed into law today. Gov. Phil Murphy signed A-1091/S-2056, which directs the state Division of Travel and Tourism to establish and market brewery trails in relation to other vacation destinations or...

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