Archive for Tag: Brian Bergen

Republicans speak out against abortion bill advanced by Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans voiced their opposition to the bill enshrining abortion into state law prior to it passing the Legislature on Monday. GOP members’ efforts to restore reasonable restrictions by moving to amend, substitute and layover the bill were voted down along party lines. The bill (A6260/S49),...

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Bergen pushes for proportional property tax exemption for disabled veterans

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen testified before the state Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee on Monday in support of his legislation giving service-disabled veterans a property tax discount that matches their military disability rating.  WATCH: Bergen pushes for proportional property tax exemption for disabled veterans“This is...

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Bergen bill helping entrepreneurs open medical marijuana dispensaries signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen’s bill helping first-time entrepreneurs gain the capital needed to open medical marijuana dispensaries became law today. “It’s not a marijuana bill, it’s a business bill,” Bergen (R-Morris) told the Assembly Health Committee in May. “Starting a business is near impossible nowadays. With this...

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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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Murphy’s new mask mandate ignores personal responsibility in favor of government authority

TRENTON, N.J. – Before Gov. Phil Murphy mandates masks in schools today, Assemblyman Brian Bergen has a message: Mandating masks in schools has more negatives than positives. “What I am hearing is that mandating masks makes things more difficult for everyone,” said Bergen (R-Morris), a parent of two school-age...

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Bill protecting homeowners associations from Covid liabilities now law

TRENTON, N.J. –  On Thursday Assemblyman Brian Bergen’s bill that will protect homeowners associations from civil lawsuits against Covid-19 exposure or transmission was signed into law. “This bipartisan legislation is a win for those homeowners associations that chose to keep communal areas closed in 2020 due to law concerns...

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Bergen: Voter bill nothing more than Democrat ballot harvesting

TRENTON, N.J. –  The Assembly last week passed a bill that on the surface seems like a win for out-of-country voters. However, one Assemblyman said it is nothing more than a scheme for Democrats to harvest ballots. Currently, United States citizens who previously were New Jersey residents and now...

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Republicans slam Democrats for corrupting landmark criminal justice bill, again

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Brian Bergen slammed Democrats Thursday for including official misconduct and public corruption in a bill meant to reform the criminal justice system by ending mandatory minimum sentences for many nonviolent crimes in New Jersey. “This bill is taking away the safeguard to...

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