Archive for Tag: BettyLou DeCroce

DeCroce bill allowing residents to donate tax refunds to childhood cancer research goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill allowing New Jersey residents to contribute to a Pediatric Cancer Research Fund on their tax return forms cleared its final legislative hurdle Thursday to advance to the governor’s desk. The bill (A3800/S1431) honors a young boy from West Milford, a town in...

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DeCroce bill tackling Medicaid costs, prescription prices advances to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Pharmacy benefit managers working within the Medicaid program may soon be required to disclose certain financial information to the N.J. Department of Human Services under a bill advanced to the governor’s desk Monday. The bill’s sponsor, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, says greater financial transparency is needed to...

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DeCroce bill tackling Medicaid costs, prescription prices clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Greater financial transparency is needed to lower Medicaid costs for taxpayers and prescription drug prices for beneficiaries, says Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. A bill she sponsors requiring pharmacy benefit managers working within the Medicaid program to disclose certain financial information to the N.J. Department of Human Services...

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Bill allowing drivers to show electronic proof of registration heading to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill that permits drivers to use electronic proof of vehicle registration passed the Assembly Thursday. It now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature. Currently, drivers in New Jersey must show paper proof of vehicle registration. “For years New Jersey drivers have...

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Assembly approves expanding DeCroce’s barber pilot program to include more professionals

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s barber pilot program signed into law in 2019 would be expanded to professionals from states or countries that do not issue licenses under a bill passed by the Assembly today. Under current law, the three-year pilot program applies only to barbers and hairstylists...

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Assembly passes DeCroce bill addressing state PPE shortage

TRENTON, N.J. – A shortage of personal protective equipment at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic proved to be one of the state’s biggest public health challenges. A bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, to prevent such a crisis was back in the Assembly today to concur with the...

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Bill allowing diplomatic visa holders to renew licenses online, by mail advances

TRENTON, N.J. – Diplomatic visa holders may soon be able to renew driver’s licenses online or by mail. That bill (A5392) cleared the Assembly Transportation Committee Wednesday and will advance to the full Assembly for consideration. Current law requires visa holders to renew basic driver’s licenses, motorcycle licenses and...

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DeCroce bill would ban government from requiring proof of Covid vaccination

TRENTON, N.J. – Government offices would be prohibited from discriminating against individuals who have not received a Covid-19 vaccine under a bill to be introduced by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. “We must protect an individual’s liberty to make their own medical decisions in concert with health care professionals and prevent...

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Lawmaker calls on Murphy to invoke emergency powers to stop abuses at NJ women’s prison

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce called on Gov. Phil Murphy Sunday to invoke his emergency powers to stop the abuses at the embattled Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, the state’s only women’s prison. “It will take extraordinary action to get this embarrassing mayhem under control and Governor Murphy should...

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GOP lawmakers warn ‘Healthy Terminals Act’ would jeopardize jobs

TRENTON, N.J. – Three state lawmakers slammed a bill creating special benefits for employees at Newark Liberty International Airport and the adjacent train station during a March 25 Assembly voting session. The bill (S989), which the Democrats call the “Healthy Terminals Act,” sets a prevailing wage schedule for any...

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