Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

Committee passes Wirths bill protecting communities from fees mandated by some homeowner associations

TRENTON, N.J. – Under a bill advanced unanimously by the Assembly Housing Committee today, homeowners would be protected from voluntary associations that try to impose mandatory fees on all residents, regardless of membership. The bill (A2480), sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space, bans associations...

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GOP leaders blast Murphy’s budget for increasing taxes, spending and lack of reforms

TRENTON, N.J. – In their response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s fiscal 2021 budget message to the Legislature Tuesday, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick and Assemblyman Hal Wirths, the Republican budget officer, criticized the six new taxes and fees, $2.2 billion spending increase and lack of any relief for New...

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Wirths’ climate and cost friendly amendment to food waste bill rejected by Dems

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths advocated to improve alternative energy sources and reduce costs for counties, towns, colleges, restaurants and other businesses before a vote requiring large food waste generators like the aforementioned to recycle. Democrats rejected his goodwill attempt to be more environmentally and cost friendly. “I...

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Space and Wirths bill creates humane alternative for handing over unwanted pets

TRENTON, N.J. – With friends like these, man’s best friends don’t need enemies. Recently, police in Millville reported finding a deceased brindle pit bull mix in a crate in the woods. Last May, a 10-week old puppy was found trapped in a cage and drowned in a lake in...

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Governor signs Wirths and Space bill prohibiting public contracts for those banned from federal contracts

TRENTON, N.J. – This week the governor signed a bill (A3745/S2469), sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space, prohibiting a person debarred from contracting with the federal government from receiving a contract for public work in New Jersey. “We can’t have people barred from federal contracts for crimes...

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Space and Wirths bill to stop corrupt recycling of contaminated soil signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill (S1683/A4267), sponsored Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths, preventing the illegal dumping of contaminated dirt was signed into law this week. It expands New Jersey’s solid waste licensing law to include soil and fill recycling businesses. The bill reflects recommendations stemming from a state...

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Wirths bill requiring regional school districts to coordinate with constituents signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Under a bill (A6115/S3765) signed into law this week and sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths, limited purpose regional school districts must work with their constituent school districts to coordinate calendars and analyze curriculum in order to facilitate consistency. “This law will ensure schools work together to...

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Governor signs Space and Wirths bill establishing food hubs

TRENTON, N.J. – This week the governor signed legislation (A3592/S1953), sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths, establishing food hubs to strengthen small-scale New Jersey farms. Food hubs help connect food producers to new markets and services. Selling through a food hub can supplement revenue for small to...

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Wirths bill allowing long-term tax exemption for low-income housing is signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. –This week the governor signed a bill (A2536/S538), sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths, to allow municipalities to accept payment-in-lieu-of-taxes for state or federally-subsidized low-income housing beyond the term of a housing project’s mortgage. The town of Sparta established such an agreement with a low-income senior housing project;...

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