Archive for Tag: Hal Wirths

More veterans qualify for street vendor licenses under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver signed bi-partisan legislation yesterday expanding the number of veterans eligible for free peddler’s licenses that allow them to sell goods or food on the street. In addition to veterans with an honorable discharge, the new law also exempts those who received the second...

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Bucco and Wirths bill to speed up Transportation Trust Fund projects signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (S876/A2607) today improving the efficiency and costs of Transportation Trust Fund projects and creating a research center in the Department of Transportation.  Assemblymen Anthony M. Bucco and Hal Wirths, sponsors of the bill, said the new law will reduce delays in...

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Republican bill removing obstacles to land preservation becomes law

TRENTON, N.J. – Municipalities can preserve land they acquire through tax foreclosures under a new law signed today by Gov. Phil Murphy. Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths sponsor the legislation (S1707/A2534) exempting towns from community fees on land acquired for open space. “Municipalities that...

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Wirths to AG: Sheriffs have duty to protect communities from criminals living here illegally

TRENTON, N.J. – Yesterday, top officials in Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s office issued letters attacking sheriffs for cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through the 287(g) Program, which allows designated state and local officers to work with ICE to identify incarcerated illegal immigrants with criminal charges or...

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Wirths and Space: Pressure to stop sale of Westminster paid off

TRENTON, N.J. – Rider University announced yesterday it would no longer be moving forward with the sale of Westminster Choir College to Kaiwen Education, a Chinese for-profit company partly owned by the Chinese government. Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space in the 24th Legislative District, who introduced a resolution...

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Bill increasing scrutiny of state health benefit spending becomes law

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation requiring reviews of medical claims within the state and school employees’ health benefits plans has been signed into law. Sen. Steven Oroho and Assemblyman Hal Wirths are sponsors of the bill (S3042/A4619) to increase oversight and save taxpayer money in the state’s two largest benefit...

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Bill creating pilot program to better train job-seekers heads to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space establishing a pilot program providing training for workers looking to enter the job market was approved, with Senate amendments, by the Assembly today. The bill (S1887/A4164) passed the Assembly in May before the Senate approved it with...

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Assembly votes to protect homeowners from unjustified fees

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly today passed a bill affirming a 2017 law that has been interpreted as justifying the assessment of new homeowner association fees on some property owners. The bill (S3661/A5043), sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths and Sen. Steve Oroho, now awaits action by Gov. Phil Murphy....

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Bill to pave road for more efficient Transportation Trust Fund spending awaits governor’s signature

TRENTON, N.J. – Transportation projects would be completed sooner and more economically under a bill advancing to the governor’s desk after passing the Assembly today. Sponsored by Assemblymen Anthony Bucco and Hal Wirths, the measure (S876/A2607) improves the efficiency of administering Transportation Trust Fund work by reducing delays in...

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