Archive for Tag: Signed into Law

Cape May County lawmaker’s bill creating Black Heritage Trail signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Antwan McClellan’s bipartisan bill creating a Black Heritage Trail in New Jersey was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday. McClellan, Legislative District 1’s first African American legislator in the General Assembly, was joined by the governor and the bill’s other sponsors at a...

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Thomson bill allowing county airports to more easily expand, boost economy becomes law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ned Thomson’s bill that allows county airports to operate independently was signed into law on Friday. The legislation (A2861) permits county governments to manage an airport as a public utility, which would separate it from other county accounts and aid in expansion and economic development....

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Human trafficking victims can have more records expunged under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’ bill expunging the records of human trafficking victims who were convicted of certain crimes was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday. New Jersey’s Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act allows a human trafficking victim to vacate and expunge convictions...

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Dunn bill ensuring college students have access to mental health services signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Addressing the increased stress, anxiety and depression on campuses in New Jersey, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill requiring colleges to connect students to mental health services was signed into law on Tuesday. “The college life that many had imagined was put on hold or canceled because of...

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Governor signs DeCroce bill expanding age discrimination protections to senior workforce

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill expanding age discrimination protections for working seniors was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday. “Some seniors have to keep working because of New Jersey’s high cost of living, while others just find their careers very rewarding. Either way, their...

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N.J. corporations permitted to maintain records using blockchain technology under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Corporations in the state are now legally permitted to maintain records on an electronic network, including those using blockchain technology – the digital ledger invented for keeping track of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (A1178), sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and...

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Stanfield’s bill publicizing Junior Firefighter regulations now law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield’s bill requiring the director of fire safety to publicize regulations to train Junior Firefighter Auxiliary members was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy Friday. “This will ensure junior firefighters are aware of all the regulations put in place to keep them safe,” said Stanfield (R-Burlington)....

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Space bill requiring prevailing wage contractors to register signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – All contractors who are required to pay their workers prevailing wage must register with the Department of Labor under a new law (A2478/S62) sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space. “It’s important that the Department of Labor is aware of all contractors who are doing work in which...

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Governor signs Dunn and Space legislation helping taxpayers see savings through shared services

TRENTON, N.J. – Municipalities will now be able to include the amount saved through shared services on property tax bills under a new measure (A2972/S1298) signed into law this week and sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and Assemblyman Parker Space. “This law provides taxpayers with some transparency. When they...

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Governor signs Wirths and Space bill prohibiting public contracts for those banned from federal contracts

TRENTON, N.J. – This week the governor signed a bill (A3745/S2469), sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space, prohibiting a person debarred from contracting with the federal government from receiving a contract for public work in New Jersey. “We can’t have people barred from federal contracts for crimes...

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