Archive for Tag: Ron Dancer

Governor signs Dancer legislation allowing employees to live on horse farms

TRENTON, N.J. – Home is where the horse is— at least that’s the case in New Jersey after Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill permitting full-time, year-round farm employees to reside on premises where horses are boarded. “Groomers, trainers and other full-time farm employees often need extended...

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Clifton and Dancer welcome funding for pre-K programs at Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Rob Clifton and Ron Dancer welcomed $1,574,034 in new aid for the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District to expand its pre-k programs starting Feb. 1, 2021. The pair represent Matawan in the 12th Legislative District. “This is great news for the young minds that will benefit...

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Dancer legislation removing civil service exam obstacle for entry-level law enforcement goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Aspiring police officers may not have to take the civil service exam prior to employment under legislation advanced by the Assembly and Senate yesterday. The bill (A5122/S3220) permits a municipality or county police department that has adopted a conflict of interest and nepotism policy to exempt...

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Dancer legislation aiming to eliminate neighborhood eyesores clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Community Development and Affairs Committee cleared legislation holding owners responsible for maintaining vacant or abandoned residential and commercial properties. “Overgrown and derelict properties bring down the value of everyone’s homes and local businesses,” said Assemblyman Ron Dancer, a prime sponsor of the bill. “To...

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Dancer introduces pro-veteran bills increasing oversight in state-run homes and more

TRENTON, N.J. – Protecting vulnerable veterans in state-run homes is a top priority for Assemblyman Ron Dancer who introduced several bills on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day that advance veterans’ safety, health and housing. His first bill (A5108) would create an independent inspector general to investigate complaints concerning policies and...

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School districts will have additional time to complete annual audits

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill extending the deadline for school districts to complete this year’s annual audit by two months was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy today. Each of the nearly 600 school districts in New Jersey must submit annual audits of their accounts and...

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Historic bipartisan legislative disability caucus launches with GOP lawmakers’ support

TRENTON, N.J. – Four GOP Assembly members will promote policies to better the lives of individuals with disabilities as part of the first bipartisan legislative caucus dedicated to championing services that support the disability community. Assembly Republican Conference Leader Nancy Munoz, Assemblywomen Aura Dunn and Holly Schepisi, and Assemblyman...

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Dancer proposes realty-transfer tax exemption for beginning farmers

TRENTON, N.J. – If sold to aspiring new farmers, nearly 234,000 acres on more than 2,600 preserved farms would be exempt from the state’s reality-transfer tax under legislation recently introduced by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. “Most young and beginning farmers do not inherit their land, and, instead, purchase farmland to...

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Dancer calls on Congress to increase Social Security cost of living adjustment

TRENTON, N.J. – Citing major financial concerns for seniors during the coronavirus pandemic, Assemblyman Ron Dancer said Congress needs to pass the COVID-19 Emergency Social Security Cost of Living Increase Act of 2020. “Seniors have suffered exceedingly devastating consequences from the coronavirus,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “Not only are they...

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Dancer bill protects consumers from paying for cable TV services they never receive

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer wants cable television providers to prorate bills for customers who experience service disruptions or cancellations. “This is commonsense legislation – consumers shouldn’t be paying for services they do not receive,” said Dancer. Altice, which operates as Optimum in New Jersey – one of...

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