Archive for Tag: coronavirus

New law in N.J. allows online car sales, electronic titling

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill permitting online car sales, e-signatures and e-titling was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday. “The Covid-19 government lockdowns forced a hard look at how car sales are done in New Jersey,” Dancer (R-Ocean) said. “Aside from the pandemic and...

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Piperno and Eulner: Murphy’s health care vax orders out of sync with science, exacerbates staffing shortages

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner denounced Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order eliminating a Covid-19 testing option for unvaccinated health care workers as it puts the state’s most vulnerable residents at risk and ignores science. On Tuesday, the governor signed Executive Order No. 283 mandating...

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Dunn bill ensuring college students have access to mental health services signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Addressing the increased stress, anxiety and depression on campuses in New Jersey, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill requiring colleges to connect students to mental health services was signed into law on Tuesday. “The college life that many had imagined was put on hold or canceled because of...

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Piperno and Eulner: Murphy bypassing legislative process for unilateral power

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner, two new Republican members of the Assembly, said Gov. Phil Murphy reinstating New Jersey’s Public Health Emergency despite legislative objections undermines the government’s balance of power. “Governor Murphy decided to disregard his agreement with the legislature last June to limit his...

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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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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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Childcare service providers will be paid subsidies based on enrollment, not attendance, under a bill that passed the Assembly last week.

TRENTON, N.J. – The bill (A4746/S3947), sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, would allow licensed child care and family day care providers to receive subsidies determined by the Division of Family Development, based on the number of eligible students enrolled. Currently, those subsidies are determined by eligible students’ attendance during...

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Assembly approves funding to combat harmful algal blooms, lake conservation

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed a bill Thursday to appropriate $10 million for lake conservation and management efforts, including the mitigation of harmful algal blooms. Qualified entities like the Greenwood Lake Commission, the Lake Hopatcong Commission, the Deal Lake Commission and the Lake Topanemus Park Commission, may apply...

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Bill protecting homeowners groups from Covid-19 liabilities passes

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen’s bill that will protect homeowners associations from civil lawsuits against Covid-19 exposure or transmission passed the Assembly Thursday. “This is a win for those homeowners associations that chose to keep communal areas closed in 2020 due to liability concerns relating to Covid-19. My...

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