Archive for Tag: horses

Governor signs Dancer legislation allowing employees to live on horse farms

TRENTON, N.J. – Home is where the horse is— at least that’s the case in New Jersey after Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill permitting full-time, year-round farm employees to reside on premises where horses are boarded. “Groomers, trainers and other full-time farm employees often need extended...

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Dancer legislation loosening reins on horse farm housing goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill permitting full-time, year-round farm employees to reside in facilities that board horses is headed to the governor’s desk after passing the Assembly today. “Farm employees often need more access to the horses they care for,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “They will be able...

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Dancer bill excluding horse-boarding services from sales tax goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Both the Senate and Assembly passed legislation (A1045) today, sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, to exempt horse boarding, maintenance and related services from the state sales tax. “There has been ongoing confusion in the industry about tax responsibilities, and as a result, stables have closed up...

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Rooney bill creating horse license plates to support riding therapy for veterans and people with special needs clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – In the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee today, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney spoke on behalf of his bill (A4800) commemorating New Jersey’s state animal on a special license plate to support the health and well-being of horses as well as therapeutic riding programs for veterans and...

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Horse auctioneers to be stopped from taking buyers for a ride thanks to bipartisan bill passed by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. –Legislation approved by the Assembly today (S445/A3673) will require horse auctioneers to release identifying information of a horse before a sale, saving horses that mistakenly end up at auction houses and preventing unscrupulous auctioneers from duping buyers. The bill, sponsored by Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney (R-Bergen) and...

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