Archive for Tag: Christopher DePhillips

DePhillips demands state open more rapid Covid testing facilities

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey is struggling to keep afloat as it is hit by a second wave of the coronavirus. In an effort to keep transmission rates down and buoy the economy, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips will introduce a bill on Monday to mandate additional rapid testing facilities in...

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Tech group names DePhillips 2020 Legislative Champion of the Year

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips is TechUnited:NJ’s 2020 Legislative Champion of the Year for his state-level leadership supporting the technology community. A member of the Science, Innovation and Technology Committee, DePhillips has successfully drafted, sponsored and assisted in passing policies to advance the use of technology in New...

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DePhillips bill funding manufacturing industry and jobs advances

TRENTON, N.J. – From switching operations, to making personal protective equipment, to adjusting to disruptions in their supply chains, New Jersey’s manufacturing industry has adapted to meet new demands during the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, the Assembly Labor Committee approved Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’ legislation (A3756) that would dedicate $1.5...

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Lawmaker pushes blockchain for recordkeeping in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’s bill to permit corporations to use blockchain for certain recordkeeping requirements passed the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee Wednesday. The bill (A1178) clarifies that New Jersey corporations may use blockchain to simplify recordkeeping requirements. Blockchains are an electronic ledger built around peer-to-peer...

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DePhillips urges BPU to adopt 48-hour restore standard

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips wrote to Board of Public Utilities President Joseph Fiordaliso recently to call for a new directive to require regulated utilities to provide power to customers within 48 hours of the reported outage. “It is my opinion that BPU should insist that the utilities...

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DePhillips testimony details need for state action to prevent power outages after storms

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips submitted testimony to the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities and the Homeland Security Committees Wednesday as part of the legislative hearings examining the response of utility companies after massive power outages during Tropical Storm Isaias. “Hurricane Irene; the 2011 Halloween Snow Storm; Hurricane Sandy;...

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DePhillips tells BPU to hold hearings on power outages

TRENTON, N.J. –Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips wants the state Board of Public Utilities to hold public hearings on the slow restoration of power to utility customers after Tropical Storm Isaias. “A troubling pattern of incompetence has emerged from the inability of New Jersey’s power companies to restore power in a...

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As hurricane season rolls in, DePhillips wants state to revoke power company franchises when they can’t get the lights back on

TRENTON, N.J. – One week after Tropical Storm Isaias hit, thousands of New Jersey residents are still in the dark.  At the peak of Tuesday’s storm, over 1.4 million people were in the dark, and there were still about 5,340 Garden State residents without power Monday morning. “This is...

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North Jersey lawmakers renew call to hold energy companies accountable

TRENTON, N.J. – Lawmakers representing the 40th Legislative District have been carrying the torch to hold energy companies responsible for not being adequately prepared for widespread power outages. The Assembly Telecommunications Committee unanimously passed a bill (A108) sponsored by Assemblymen Christopher P. DePhillips and Kevin J. Rooney in October...

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Assembly passes DePhillips bill creating Global War on Terrorism Medal

TRENTON, N.J. – Veterans who fought for the country after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks would be eligible for a New Jersey Global War on Terrorism Medal under bill (A2131) passed by the state Assembly Thursday and sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. “The brave men and women in the...

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