Archive for Tag: Ron Dancer

Assembly moves Dancer bill protecting disabled veterans’ federal student loan debt from state income taxes

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted today to assure disabled veterans that their federally-discharged student loan debt would not be subject to state income taxes. Assemblyman Ron Dancer sponsors the bill (A803) codifying that New Jersey’s income tax exclusion for cancelled debt also applies to a disabled veteran’s federal...

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Dancer resolution opposes electric rate increase as BPU and JCP&L charge ahead

TRENTON, N.J. – Today, the Board of Public Utilities unanimously approved a rate increase for Jersey Central Power & Light that will impact ratepayers beginning November 1 next year. BPU President Joe Fiordaliso also announced that they would be initiating a management audit of JCP&L to review their finances...

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Dancer’s bill to extend deadline for annual school district audits advances

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill to extend the deadline for this year’s annual audit of school districts advanced from the Assembly Education Committee Thursday. The bill (A4603) extends the Dec. 5 completion deadline to not later than January 31, 2021, and the deadline for submission to the commissioner of...

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Dancer’s bill allowing employees to live on horse farms advances

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill to allow housing for employees at facilities that board horses passed the Assembly Agriculture Committee Thursday. The bill (A2768) would amend the Right to Farm Act to allow housing for equine-related farm employees as long as the newly constructed housing is in...

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Dancer bill create penalties for selling fake coins and bullion

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation to deter fraud by imposing tougher penalties for selling altered or fake gold and silver coins and bullion. “In uncertain times, people seek the financial safety of precious metals.  The scammers know this and prey on the fears of people...

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Dancer wants to lower your property tax bill by shopping locally

TRENTON, N.J. – Today, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee approved Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill that would allow municipalities to create a property tax reward program for residents who patronize local merchants. “By encouraging people to shop locally we are helping to rebuild our small business communities and...

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Committee passes Dancer’s bill suspending paperwork error fines for small businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – In the wake of coronavirus shutdowns and restrictions, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee cleared Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill Wednesday protecting small businesses from costly fines for first-time paperwork mistakes. “Before the coronavirus-related closures, nearly half of New Jersey’s private workforce was employed by small...

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Dancer’s resolution would keep data server farms in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. –Stock exchanges have consistently warned that they will move out of New Jersey if a new transaction tax is implemented, even successfully testing alternate sites in other states, but that won’t stop some in Trenton from hearing more about the bill during a hearing Monday. Assemblyman Ron...

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Dancer bill would create an interest-free loan program for the purchase of generators

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation (A4798) that would help consumers buy home power generators that they otherwise might not be able to afford.  Dancer’s bill would require electric companies to work with the Board of Public Utilities and the Division of Rate Counsel to create...

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Spit in a cop’s food or drink? That could be a felony under Dancer bill.

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation to deter people from repeating the vile act of spitting into a police officer’s food or drink. In July, the Park Ridge Police Department received an anonymous tip that Kevin Trejo, a Starbucks employee, was spitting into the coffee of...

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