Archive for Tag: Antwan McClellan

Cape May County lawmaker’s bill creating Black Heritage Trail signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Antwan McClellan’s bipartisan bill creating a Black Heritage Trail in New Jersey was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday. McClellan, Legislative District 1’s first African American legislator in the General Assembly, was joined by the governor and the bill’s other sponsors at a...

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McClellan and Simonsen call on Murphy to sign bill that addresses teachers’ shortage

  TRENTON, N.J. – As the teachers’ shortage continues to worsen in New Jersey, Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and Erik Simonsen are instructing Gov. Phil Murphy to skip the field trips to the White House and instead return to his seat, grab a pen, and complete his assignment—sign into a law...

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N.J. Black Heritage Trail bill goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a bipartisan bill creating a Black Heritage Trail in New Jersey. The bill, which directs the New Jersey Historical Commission to identify Black heritage sites throughout the state, now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature. Sponsors of the...

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Cape May lawmakers push for Coast Guard license plate

TRENTON, N.J. – Cape May County lawmakers Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan introduced a bill to create a special license plate honoring members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Cape May, New Jersey is home to the only U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in America, making it the...

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Bill banning body armor possession could have consequences for veterans and schoolchildren

TRENTON, N.J. – Republican members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee slammed Democrats for moving a bill banning body armor possession that could carry criminal consequences for veterans and prohibit parents from buying bulletproof backpacks. Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R-Morris), holding up his U.S. Army-issued body armor he wore as an...

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McClellan bill cleared from committee welcomes more development in Wildwood

TRENTON, N.J. – The City of Wildwood could soon be treated like Atlantic City, Asbury Park and Long Branch in regards to waiving costly coastal permits required for residential and commercial development along the shore.   On Monday, an Assembly panel cleared Assemblyman Antwan McClellan’s (A2676) bill removing coastal...

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South Jersey lawmakers’ Zoom call with N.J. DEP breaks down plastic bag ban for businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – Restaurants, fisheries, and food markets in South Jersey are eager to abide by New Jersey’s not-so-clear-cut law banning single-use plastic carryout bags starting May 4. In an attempt to address common questions and resolve confusion, southern shore region lawmakers, Sen. Michael Testa, Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and...

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McClellan, Sumter & Reynolds-Jackson bill creating a New Jersey Black Heritage Trail passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Antwan McClellan, Legislative District 1’s first African American legislator in the General Assembly, and Assemblywomen Shavonda Sumter and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson are one step closer to establishing a New Jersey Black Heritage Trail. Their bill was unanimously passed by the full Assembly and a Senate committee...

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McClellan bill allowing forfeiture funds to pay for diversity training, minority police recruitment, clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Law and Public Safety committee on Monday advanced Assemblyman Antwan McClellan’s bill that would expand the use of forfeited funds. Civil asset forfeitures are property or money seized in connection with a suspected crime. Prosecutors must secure a criminal conviction to seize property valued...

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McClellan measure establishing New Jersey Black Heritage Trail advances

TRENTON, N.J. – On the heels of Black History Month, the Assembly Tourism, Gaming, and the Arts Committee revived a measure sponsored by Cape May County’s first African American Assemblyman, Antwan McClellan to establish a New Jersey Black Heritage Trail. “I am honored to help shine a light on...

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