Archive for Tag: Ron Dancer

Committee releases Dancer bill extending time to collect horse race winnings

TRENTON, N.J. – Acknowledging the impact of Covid-19 on horse racing tracks, the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee today released Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill extending the time to cash in winning parimutuel tickets to a year, rather than six months. Parimutuel is the type of wagering done...

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District 12 lawmakers slam Murphy administration for slashing school funding

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Samuel Thompson and Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton slammed Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration for proposing cuts to schools across the state, including those represented by the lawmakers in Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties.  The lawmakers received an email from Department of Education Acting...

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Assembly approves Dancer bill extending early pension benefits for police and firefighters

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and advanced by the Assembly today would help police and firefighters facing burnout from pandemic service by temporarily allowing them to retire, regardless of their age, if they have served for 20 years. Under the bill (A2562), members of...

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Dancer bill offering in-state tuition rates to military children who moved out of New Jersey goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Children of military families who attended high school in New Jersey, but are not currently living in the state, would be eligible for in-state tuition at public New Jersey colleges under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and advanced by the Assembly today. “Military commitments...

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Dancer bill permitting early pension benefits for police and firefighters advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Appropriations Committee yesterday approved a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that would allow police and firefighters to retire after 20 years of service, regardless of age, for a period of two years after becoming law. “The stress that comes with serving on the...

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Spurred by costly nuisance lawsuits, Dancer farm protections bill advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Agriculture Committee today released legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, allowing farmers to recover reasonable costs and attorney fees incurred while defending against a false complaint by neighbors. Over the years, residential development has encroached more and more into traditionally rural areas in close...

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Dancer bill would allow public comment during meetings held by all public agencies

TRENTON, N.J. – Members of the public would be granted at least three minutes each to speak during meetings involving public bodies under a bill introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. The bill (A5287) expands New Jersey’s Open Public Meetings Act by requiring all public entities, not just municipal governing...

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Governor signs Dancer bill removing civil service exam obstacle for entry-level law enforcement

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s legislation making it easier for police departments to hire more diverse and qualified officers was signed into law this week. The law (A5122/S3220) permits a municipality or county police department to exempt entry-level officers from the required civil service law enforcement exam, provided...

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Dancer proposes constitutionally dedicating Horizon payments to reduce premiums for policyholders

TRENTON, N.J. – The $1.25 billion Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey must pay New Jersey over the next 18 years needs to be used to reduce premiums, says Assemblyman Ron Dancer. The lawmaker recently introduced a constitutional amendment to guarantee lower health insurance costs for policyholders....

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