Archive for Tag: BettyLou DeCroce

DeCroce bill approved by committee expands age discrimination protections to senior workforce

TRENTON, N.J. – An aging workforce could benefit from a bill passed by a legislative panel today expanding discrimination protections for those aged 70 years and older. “There is no reason our laws should stop preventing age discrimination in the workplace once someone has reached 70 years old,” said...

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Committee advances bill allowing certain small businesses to forgo workers’ compensation coverage

TRENTON, N.J. – Small businesses and start-ups saddled with a mandate to purchase workers’ compensation coverage despite a lack of employees could see some relief under legislation advanced by the Assembly Labor Committee today. The bill (A508), sponsored Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Jay Webber, revises the definition of...

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DeCroce makes case for regional approach as Murphy begins latest round of restrictions

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce is pushing Gov. Phil Murphy to consider a regional approach to managing the second wave of Covid-19 as he begins implementing new restrictions for the first time in months. “Blanket rulemaking is not the appropriate response,” said DeCroce (R-Morris). “The governor needs to...

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DeCroce bill supporting PPE manufacturing and stockpiling passes committee

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, preventing such a crisis and encouraging manufacturing in New Jersey passed the Assembly Commerce and...

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DeCroce bill to require state agencies seek fuel cell options in new purchasing passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill to require state agencies seeking to purchase new powered equipment such as cars, trucks, forklifts, and communications equipment must include in the request for proposals, provisions that allow for the consideration of items that are powered by fuel cells passed the Assembly...

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Dancer, DeCroce bill lowering cost of teachers’ health benefits passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to increase health care options and savings for teachers and other public education employees. Republican sponsors Ron Dancer and BettyLou DeCroce say the legislation helps everyone, including taxpayers. “When we can provide savings for public employees and taxpayers in one...

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DeCroce leads the way to improve internet access for people with disabilities

PARSIPANNY, N.J. – Noting that most government websites and those of elected officials do not have features in place that make the experience more friendly for users with disabilities, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce announced the relaunch of her own website during a Wednesday morning Zoom meeting with officials and advocates....

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Affordable child care is increasingly difficult to find as Murphy slowly lifts shutdown orders. Two Morris County lawmakers call for action.

TRENTON, N.J. – Many families have been scrambling to either do without child care or to try to find alternative care so they can work.  Assemblyman Brian Bergen and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce urged Gov. Phil Murphy to immediately open day care facilities across the state. “Businesses are starting to...

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DeCroce joins Piscopo in push to ‘Unlock New Jersey’

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce joined Joe Piscopo on New York City’s AM970 Monday to talk about the unintended consequences of Gov. Phil Murphy’s shutdown of most New Jersey businesses while explaining her plan for a safe reopening of the economy. “We have a very predictable chain reaction...

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