Archive for Tag: Signed into Law

Dancer bill providing property tax relief through local merchant loyalty programs signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill allowing municipalities to create a property tax reward program for residents who patronize local businesses was signed into law today by Gov. Phil Murphy. “By encouraging people to shop locally we are helping to rebuild our main streets and small business communities,”...

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Governor signs Dancer bill allowing ashes of veteran family members to be buried in military cemeteries

TRENTON, N.J. – The unclaimed ashes of a veteran’s spouse or dependent can now be united with the service member in a military cemetery under legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and signed into law this week. “Husbands and wives are usually buried together in private cemeteries and our...

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School districts keep more surplus, face fewer budget restrictions under Dancer bill signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill giving school districts more control over their budgets for the current and following academic years. The new law allows schools to maintain a surplus of 4% instead of 2%, and allows them to transfer those funds between line...

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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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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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Drivers must stop at railroad crossings for on-track equipment under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Motorists must now stop at railroad crossings when on-track equipment is approaching or passing under a new law (A4107/S3126) signed last week and sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. “When equipment on a track is being used to make repairs and it enters a railroad crossing, there...

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March 19 is now Women in Public Office Day

TRENTON, N.J. – Recognizing the important role women play in their communities and politics, a joint resolution (AJR90/SJR65), sponsored by Assemblywomen Serena DiMaso and Holly Schepisi, designating March 19 as “Women in Public Office Day” was signed into law last week.  “As we come upon the 100th anniversary of...

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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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