Archive for Tag: Erik Simonsen

South Jersey lawmakers’ Zoom call with N.J. DEP breaks down plastic bag ban for businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – Restaurants, fisheries, and food markets in South Jersey are eager to abide by New Jersey’s not-so-clear-cut law banning single-use plastic carryout bags starting May 4. In an attempt to address common questions and resolve confusion, southern shore region lawmakers, Sen. Michael Testa, Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and...

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N.J. students should learn about harmful effects of pot, say Simonsen and McClellan

TRENTON, N.J. – As New Jersey inches closer to legal recreational marijuana sales, Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan are sounding the alarm on the potential danger the new industry presents to young people. They have introduced a bill requiring students in grades 3 through 12 to be educated...

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South Jersey lawmakers to start offering in-person resume assistance

TRENTON, N.J. – With New Jersey’s unemployment rate still lagging behind the nation at 6.6%, and the state Labor Department asking residents to submit online requests for one-on-one career support, Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and Erik Simonsen are adding in-person resume assistance to their list of available constituent services. Along...

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Bill would allow veterans to coach high school sports

TRENTON, N.J. – Famed college basketball coach John Wooden observed that good coaches can change a game, but great coaches can change a life. In the diamond, Lower Cape May Regional High School graduate Ryan Lewis forged such a bond with his varsity baseball coach Ryan Slaney, whose care...

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DeCroce, DiMaso and Simonsen underscore urgency to get kids back in classrooms as critical questions remain unanswered

TRENTON, N.J. – Today’s Joint Committee on the Public Schools remote meeting highlighted the importance of getting teachers and children back in the classroom for full in-person learning, said the committee’s Assembly Republican members. Legislators, state officials, education advocates, and concerned parents discussed how New Jersey can successfully reopen...

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Testa and Simonsen introduce bill requiring schools to educate students on harmful effects of marijuana use

TRENTON, N.J. – In anticipation of an adult-use recreational marijuana market in New Jersey, Sen. Michael Testa and Assemblyman Erik Simonsen introduced a bill to educate students in grades 3 through 12 on the risks of cannabis and marijuana use. The bill (S3360/A5168) specifies schools must include age-appropriate instruction...

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Simonsen bill helping student athletes goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – The Senate and Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill yesterday that ensures students won’t be stripped of their opportunity to represent their schools. Committees in both houses amended the bill to allow any student join sports for the fall season. Assemblyman Erik Simonsen, a school athletic director...

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South Jersey lawmakers call for federal monitor of primary election amid recent scandals

TRENTON, N.J. – South Jersey lawmakers, Sen. Mike Testa and Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and Erik Simonsen called upon the U.S. attorney for New Jersey to monitor the state’s upcoming primary elections on July 7.  The lawmakers also introduced a resolution Monday in the Assembly (ACR185) calling for fair and legal...

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Bramnick, McClellan, Simonsen to hold hearings on safe reopening of New Jersey tourism economy

 TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick will hold a hearing with South Jersey Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and Erik Simonsen on restarting New Jersey’s tourism economy with business owners.  Hearings will be broadcast on Facebook Live, Wednesday, June 3 at 4 p.m. The public and media can watch...

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As Murphy’s soccer team resumes practice, South Jersey lawmakers urge him to restart youth sports and spur small business survival

TRENTON, N.J. – South Jersey Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and Erik Simonsen are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen the state’s youth sports leagues for the summer season after he cleared professional teams to resume activities noting the immense benefits this action would provide to local businesses which have...

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