Archive for Tag: Parker Space

Farmers can sell firewood without penalty under Space, Wirths bill advanced by Assembly Agriculture committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Agriculture Committee on Monday released a bill that protects farmers’ rights to sell firewood obtained from another property. The bill (A111) is sponsored by LD 24 Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths. “Farming has evolved through the years, and farmers have had to adapt...

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Wirths and Space to Gov. Murphy: Time to come clean on energy master plan costs

TRENTON, N.J. – Two years after the government promised to provide the bill for Gov. Phil Murphy’s energy master plan, which would force every building in New Jersey to switch to electric heating, the public is still waiting for answers. Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space want government energy...

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Space bill supporting New Jersey’s dairy farmers signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Parker Space’s legislation that helps cover dairy farmers’ costs of participating in a federal insurance program for milk producers was signed into law on Tuesday. “Stepping up the support of our state’s dairy farmers is critical if we want to save this important industry,” Space...

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Space bill supporting New Jersey’s dairy farmers clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Parker Space’s legislation directing the N.J. Department of Agriculture to pay the coverage premiums of dairy farmers participating in a federal safety-net program for milk producers cleared an Assembly panel on Monday. Space’s bill mirrors current law in Maryland. “Stepping up the support of our...

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Illegal immigrants, convicted criminals to get pandemic relief funds under Murphy’s $40 million program

TRENTON, N.J. – Undocumented residents and recently released criminals will get up to $2,000 in pandemic relief funds under a Department of Human Services program announced Wednesday. Sympathetically dubbed “Excluded New Jerseyans Fund,” this $40 million taxpayer-funded kitty will give payments to eligible persons – “undocumented individuals, residents re-entering...

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Now law: Police prohibited from considering citation and arrest data in performance evaluations

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space’s bill that prohibits police departments from using the number of tickets issued or arrests made by officers in their performance evaluations was signed into law on Thursday. State law bans police departments from establishing arrest and ticket quotas, but agencies...

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Lakes to receive funding to combat harmful algal blooms and aid conservation efforts, under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – The governor signed legislation Friday appropriating $10 million in grants for lake conservation and management efforts, including the mitigation of the notorious harmful algal blooms, which have been responsible for beach closures issued by the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. The bill (A5778/S3618), sponsored by Assemblyman...

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Space bill creating regional municipal court system now law

TRENTON, N.J. – It’s a win for taxpayers, as Assemblyman Parker Space’s bill that would establish a regional municipal court pilot program was signed into law Thursday. Space’s legislation (A5176/S3049) would allow some municipalities in 10 counties—Atlantic, Cape May, Salem, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren, Morris, and Sussex—to consolidate...

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Bill strengthening county agriculture boards advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation to add alternate members to county agriculture development boards was cleared by an Assembly panel today. Sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space, the bill (A1565) requires one alternate member to represent the general public and the other to be actively engaged in farming. The two new...

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Wirths, Space bill prohibiting police from considering citation and arrest data in performance evaluations passes

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would end police departments from using the number of tickets issued or arrests made in an officer’s performance evaluation passed the Assembly Monday. Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space sponsored the bill (A4058). Currently, agencies can use such data when evaluating officer performance....

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