Archive for Tag: Jay Webber

Committee advances Webber legislation protecting Good Samaritans from cost of ambulance services

TRENTON, N.J. – Individuals who are injured while providing assistance during emergencies would receive free ambulance services under a bill cleared by the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee today and sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber. “Good Samaritan laws are there to encourage bystanders to help in cases of...

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Assembly Republicans react on social media to Murphy’s proposal for more tax increases

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans shared their criticisms on social media of Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed budget which included six new taxes and fees. “The Murphy budget has grown a whopping 18 percent (approximately 6 billion) in 3 years,” tweeted Republican Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union). “New Jersey can’t...

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Assembly advances Webber bill stopping state subsidies to companies in default

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted to advance Assemblyman Jay Webber’s bill (A492) creating a standard definition of default across all loan programs to prevent the state from awarding additional subsidies to companies with a history of failing to pay. Current law prohibits the state from awarding a new subsidy...

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Webber plans to introduce legislation to bring greater transparency and accountability to schools

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber announced he will introduce legislation that would require local school districts to implement best practices and expand the authority of the state auditor to ensure safeguards against fraud and abuse in New Jersey’s education system. The results of recent state auditor assessments of...

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Webber denounces Murphy’s Energy Master Plan for outlawing natural gas

TRENTON, N.J. – The energy master plan announced by Gov. Phil Murphy today calls for eliminating the state’s reliance on natural gas. Assemblyman Jay Webber said the plan is irresponsible and called on the Legislature to stop it from moving forward. “The governor’s plan would effectively end natural gas service...

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Committee clears Webber bill stopping subsidies to companies in default

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber that would prevent companies in default from receiving additional state subsidies cleared the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee today. Current law prohibits the state’s awarding a new subsidy when a company is in “default” on a prior subsidy loan. But...

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Webber measures supporting women’s health, pregnancy and infant loss awareness now law

TRENTON, N.J. – Last week the governor signed two measures, sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber, that support breast cancer research, mammograms for uninsured women and families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss. The first piece of legislation (A921) requires the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to design a breast cancer awareness...

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Legislation making New Jersey a national leader in forfeiture transparency goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted 77-0 Monday to advance a bill (S1963), sponsored by Assemblymen Jay Webber and Erik Peterson, requiring transparency and disclosure of civil asset forfeiture in New Jersey. It is now headed to the Gov. Phil Murphy for his consideration. Civil asset forfeiture can be...

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Legislation making New Jersey a national leader in forfeiture transparency advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill requiring transparency and disclosure about civil asset forfeiture in New Jersey is again progressing through the Legislature. The legislation (S1963), sponsored by Assemblymen Jay Webber and Erik Peterson, gained unanimous approval Thursday from the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Civil asset forfeiture can be a useful...

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