Archive for Tag: Erik Peterson

Legislation making New Jersey a national leader in forfeiture transparency becomes effective

TRENTON, N.J. – Today marks the effective date of landmark legislation mandating comprehensive disclosure and transparency requirements for civil asset forfeiture in New Jersey.  July 1 starts the clock on the first quarterly reporting period required by the act. The first public reporting is due in October. The legislation...

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Peterson pushes to safely reopen businesses with new legislation

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Erik Peterson’s “Healthy Citizens and Healthy Business Act,” which is scheduled to be introduced May 4, would allow non-essential businesses shuttered by Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order to reopen providing they comply with safety protocols.  “We need to make decisions based on science and common...

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Peterson slams Education Department for miscalculating school aid

CLINTON, N.J. – The Department of Education confirmed using 2018 tax data instead of 2019 to determine 2021’s school funding and made no indication that it would be corrected. Assemblyman Erik Peterson is pushing the Murphy administration to immediately address the error and recalculate school aid. The seven-year school...

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Peterson measure to study unmet legal needs in domestic violence cases passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The unmet legal needs of domestic violence victims and the accused are a step closer to being studied by a task force after the Assembly voted today to pass a measure (AJR30) sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson. Peterson’s resolution creates a 16-member domestic violence and legal access...

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Committee clears Peterson measure to study unmet legal needs in domestic violence cases

TRENTON, N.J. – Victims of domestic violence and the accused are at a disadvantage if they lack legal assistance. These unmet legal needs are on their way to be studied by a task force, as the Assembly Judiciary Committee advanced a measure (AJR30) sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson to...

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Peters, DiMaio and Peterson introduce resolution recognizing John Basilone Day statewide

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Ryan Peters, John DiMaio and Erik Peterson will introduce a resolution (AJR74) celebrating American hero and New Jersey’s very own John Basilone. Basilone, who was raised in Raritan Borough, became a national hero for his many triumphs during World War II. He was the first...

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Legislation making New Jersey a national leader in forfeiture transparency goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted 77-0 Monday to advance a bill (S1963), sponsored by Assemblymen Jay Webber and Erik Peterson, requiring transparency and disclosure of civil asset forfeiture in New Jersey. It is now headed to the Gov. Phil Murphy for his consideration. Civil asset forfeiture can be...

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Peterson pushes amendment to protect integrity of voting system

TRENTON, N.J. – Ahead of the Assembly’s vote on the illegal immigrant driver’s license legislation (S3229/A4743), Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R-Hunterdon) proposed an amendment to prevent voter fraud opportunities. WATCH: Peterson pushes amendment to protect integrity of voting system  “The Motor Vehicle Administrator came before our committee and she testified...

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