Archive for Tag: District 3

GOP bill that would expand apprenticeship opportunities for NJ youth now law

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that will help businesses struggling to find highly qualified workers was signed into law today. Assembly members Brandon Umba, Beth Sawyer and Hal Wirths sponsored the legislation (S525/A280) that will fund pre-apprenticeship programs that match high school students with apprenticeships. “Everyone is aware of the...

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Sawyer bill would protect craft breweries from some onerous state regulations

TRENTON, N.J. – Craft breweries would be freed from some of the burdensome restrictions imposed by unelected state regulators under legislation proposed by Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer. Sawyer’s bill (A3766) would allow limited brewery license holders to host an unlimited number of on-site events and up to 18 off-premises events each...

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Sawyer bill would require mosquito control commissions in all 21 NJ counties

TRENTON, N.J. – All 21 New Jersey counties should have mosquito control commissions, says Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer. Sawyer’s bill (A4344), recently introduced to the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, would require county commissioners (formerly freeholders) to establish mosquito control commissions. The bill also sets parameters for funding the commission,...

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Sawyer opposes AG on recreational marijuana use for law enforcement

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer is questioning the decision by the state attorney general to allow law enforcement personnel to get high on their personal time. The April 13 memo from acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin to law enforcement chief executives stresses that employees cannot be disciplined for...

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Sawyer objects to appellate judge telling corrections officers state owns their bodies

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer is voicing support for corrections officers after a three-judge appellate panel ruled against medical freedom last Friday. The state police union will now take its lawsuit against forced vaccinations to the New Jersey Supreme Court. The New Jersey Police Benevolent Association asked the...

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Sawyer bill would prohibit vax status discrimination

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer introduced a bill Monday that would prohibit discrimination against some workers who have not received the Covid-19 shots and boosters. Sawyer’s bill would protect unvaccinated corrections officers, first responders and health care workers against discrimination based on their personal medical choice. The bill...

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