Archive for Tag: COVID-19

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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McClellan’s mobile barbershop bill makes the cut in the Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Budget Committee advanced a bill Tuesday allowing mobile barbershops and salons to operate in New Jersey. The bill (A5019/S2996), sponsored by Assemblyman Antwan McClellan and Sen. Michael Testa, permits barbers and hairstylists licensed with the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling to...

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Dunn bill ensuring college students have access to mental health services passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – This past year’s college experience looked a lot different, and it affected students’ mental well-being. Addressing the increased stress, anxiety and depression on campuses in New Jersey, the Assembly passed a bill requiring colleges to connect students to mental health services. “The college life that many...

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Assembly passes Dancer bill allowing online car sales

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Monday passed a bill that would allow new and used car dealerships to sell vehicles online. Customers and dealerships would also be permitted to use e-signatures to complete those sales. The bill’s sponsor, Assemblyman Ronald Dancer, said this is a welcome step toward modernization....

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Funding to combat harmful algal blooms, lake conservation advanced by committee

TRENTON, N.J. – As lake communities look to rebound from state shutdowns in 2019 and 2020, the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved a measure providing $10 million for lake conservation and management efforts, including the mitigation of harmful algal blooms. Under the bill (A5778/S3618), qualified entities like the Greenwood Lake...

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Bill protecting homeowners groups from Covid-19 liabilities advances

TRENTON, N.J. – A bipartisan bill that would protect homeowners associations from civil lawsuits against Covid-19 exposure or transmission was released from two Assembly committees Wednesday. Assemblyman Brian Bergen signed on as primary sponsor to the Democrat-led bill, crafted by fellow Assemblymen Vincent Mazzeo and John Armato. “Many homeowner...

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Dunn calls for greater transparency in government, public input

TRENTON, N.J. – Bills signed into law without public testimony and meeting notifications without an agenda are pushing one GOP lawmaker to legislate good governance. “I refuse to let public officials silence the people of New Jersey,” Assemblywoman Aura Dunn said. “Transparency in government is essential to maintaining public...

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