Archive for Tag: BettyLou DeCroce

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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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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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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