Archive for Tag: Christopher DePhillips

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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DePhillips: Democrats’ misguided legislation results in murder

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips warned Democrats in September about their misguided legislation that would release prisoners early due to the Covid pandemic. Now, an 18-year-old is dead at the hands of one of those early released prisoners.  “Awarding early release to prisoners because of Covid is counterproductive...

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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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Assembly advances DePhillips bill expunging records of human trafficking victims

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’ bill expunging the records of human trafficking victims who were convicted of certain crimes unanimously passed the Assembly Thursday. New Jersey’s Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act allows a human trafficking victim to vacate and expunge convictions and records for prostitution and...

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DePhillips has answer for Murphy’s charade on property tax relief

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips says the bursting budget surplus should be used to fully fund schools. While Murphy has been non-committal about how the $10.1 billion surplus in fiscal year 2021 will be used, the state has a constitutional obligation that must be fulfilled. “The surplus needs...

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DePhillips launches bold new program to fill jobs and grow small businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – Pandemic lockdowns decimated countless businesses and put hundreds of thousands of people out of work. Many businesses and nonprofits already have trouble retaining workers in some hard-to-fill jobs. Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips has a win-win plan to help businesses and residents alike. DePhillips, partnering with the...

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GOP Assembly members react to Hicks resignation

TRENTON, N.J. – Scandal-plagued N.J. Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks finally resigned Tuesday after months of bipartisan demands for his firing were ignored by Gov. Phil Murphy. His resignation comes after a damning 75-page investigation released Monday that detailed a broken system of abuses at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility...

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Bramnick appoints DePhillips, Rooney to caucus leadership roles

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick announced the appointment of two members to GOP caucus leadership Thursday. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips was named deputy Republican leader. He takes over for Holly Schepisi, who moved up to the state Senate in March. DePhillips has served in the Assembly since...

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After Edna Mahan hearing GOP lawmakers call for ombudsman resignation, continue push to oust Hicks

TRENTON, N.J. – After an eight-hour Assembly hearing Thursday on the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, the four Republican lawmakers on the panel issued a joint statement and called for a top to bottom change in management starting with Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks and Corrections Ombudsman Dan DiBenedetti. “We are...

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Assembly advances DePhillips resolution designating March 10 “Covid-19 Memorial Day”

TRENTON, N.J. – In honor of the thousands of residents lost to the coronavirus a little more than a year into the pandemic, the Assembly passed a resolution designating an annual day of public mourning on March 10, the date of the first recorded death in New Jersey. Assemblyman...

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