Archive for Tag: Ron Dancer

Assembly advances New Jersey Agriculture Day resolution

TRENTON, N.J. – A resolution approved by the Assembly today designates March 20 as Agriculture Day in New Jersey. The measure (AJR40) is sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Parker Space, two veteran members of the Assembly Agriculture Committee. Farming has a significant impact on the state. More than...

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Dancer bill declawing excess pharmacy charges awaits Assembly approval

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly votes Monday on legislation to restrict insurers from levying copayments higher than the cash price of medications. Assemblyman Ron Dancer sponsors the bill (S2690/A3993) seeking to reduce the price consumers pay for their prescription drugs. Pharmacy benefit managers, middlemen controlling prescription drug plans for...

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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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Assembly asks Congress to ‘do right’ by military spouses

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly today voted to urge Congress to enact the Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act, reversing a federal law withholding monthly annuity payments from thousands of military widows and widowers. “Brave men and women put their lives on the line for our nation and our freedom,”...

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Committee moves to shield contracted school employees from private subcontracting agreements

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Labor Committee today voted to prohibit public schools and colleges from subcontracting school services while a collective bargaining agreement is in place. The bill (A3395) also establishes conditions after the expiration of a negotiated contract. “We want to make sure the rules aren’t changed...

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Non-teaching school staff can use binding arbitration under bill advanced by committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Non-teaching school district employees could use binding arbitration to settle disciplinary disputes under legislation approved by the Assembly Labor Committee today. The bill (A3664), sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, places the burden of proof on the employer in arbitration cases. “Arbitration is a proven tool for...

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Assembly encourages replacing aging gas pipelines

TRENTON, N.J. – Lawmakers acknowledged the state’s urgent need to replace more than 6,000 miles of aging iron and unprotected steel pipelines that crisscross our state. The N.J. Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee unanimously approved a resolution (AR107) Thursday affirming the importance of modernizing and replacing natural gas pipelines...

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Dancer’s wildlife control measure approved by Governor

TRENTON, N.J. – The right of farmers to use noise-making air cannons to protect their fields from wildlife damage with noise-making air cannons is assured by legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy this week. “Crop damage from wildlife costs farmers millions...

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Dancer resolution commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I

TRENTON, N.J. – The First World War ended a century ago, and the Assembly today endorsed Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s resolution (AJR160) highlighting the contribution of the state and it’s young service members in the war effort. “As the years pass, we need to make the conscious effort to never...

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