Archive for Tag: Ron Dancer

Gov. Murphy signs bill holding horse auctioneers accountable

TRENTON, N.J. –Buyers won’t be taken for a ride by crooked horse auctioneers thanks to legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Ron Dancer and signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy today. The legislation (S455/A3673) requires horse auctioneers to post identifying information of a horse online 72...

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Governor signs Dancer, Handlin bill increasing penalties for ‘slamming’ by third-party energy suppliers

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation increasing penalties on energy suppliers and marketers for hijacking consumers’ electric bills was signed Wednesday by Governor Phil Murphy. Sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, the consumer protection bill (A1683) doubles the penalties for changing a consumer’s power company without approval to...

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Dancer, Clifton announce state funding of $3.1 million in local road projects

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. – Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton today announced 13 municipalities in the 12th Legislative District will receive more than $3.1 million from the state Transportation Department for roadway preservation. “The roads have taken a beating from another unpredictable New Jersey winter,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “This...

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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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