Archive for Tag: Jay Webber

Webber bill protecting victims’ private information advances

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would protect the personal information of violent crime victims and witnesses was released from the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee Wednesday. Assemblyman Jay Webber, who sponsored the bill (A1731), wants personal identifying information redacted from Open Public Records Act requests. That information—name,...

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Webber bill replacing county snail-mail notices with emails advances to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to save taxpayer money and modernize communications, the Assembly advanced a bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber, allowing counties in New Jersey to send proposed ordinances to municipalities by email. “We live in the 21st century, where written communications move inexpensively at the...

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Banning police from polls fought by Republican lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – The Democrat-led state Assembly passed legislation Thursday that would bar police officers from being stationed within 100 feet of a polling place after a fiery debate initiated by Republicans. Republicans blasted the bill for demonizing police. Watch: Wirths challenges ban on police near polling locations“I think...

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During Women’s History Month, Assembly pushes for induction of former Mets owner into Baseball Hall of Fame

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly unanimously passed a resolution Thursday urging the Golden Days Era Committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to induct former New York Mets owner Joan Whitney Payson for her extraordinary achievements and contributions to Major League Baseball. The measure (AR232), sponsored...

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Committee advances Webber bill replacing county snail-mail notices with emails

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly State and Local Government Committee advanced a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber that allows counties in New Jersey to send proposed ordinances to municipalities by email. “Encouraging efficiency in government saves taxpayer dollars and that is exactly what this legislation would accomplish,” said...

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Panel advances Webber bill freeing farmers markets from burdensome regulations for baked goods

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Agriculture Committee advanced legislation exempting farmers markets from a law requiring certain baked goods to be sold by weight. “New Jersey’s local farmers markets are healthy, quaint, and good. They are places where neighbors and friends can gather literally to share the fruits of...

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Webber asks if Murphy is quarantining after traveling to D.C.

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy designated Washington, D.C. as a restricted place of travel for New Jerseyans, requiring them to quarantine for 10 days upon returning. Despite his own travel restriction, Murphy traveled to Washington for the inauguration of fellow Democrat President Joe Biden and related festivities on...

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Webber: Financial transactions tax would simply hurt New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber, a member of the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, issued a statement after the committee held a hearing on a proposed tax on financial transactions, such as electronic stock trades. “Today’s Assembly Financial Institutions Committee makes clear that the last thing New Jersey...

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Panel approves bill permitting traffic duty for trained community responders

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly Homeland Security Committee today passed a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber that permits trained community volunteers to perform traffic duties in emergency situations. “The coronavirus has sidelined thousands of police officers in New Jersey. At one point, one in 20 officers were unable to...

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