Archive for Tag: Signed into Law

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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Dancer’s first-in-the-nation fixed odds wagering act signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill allowing fixed odds wagering on in-state horse races was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy last week. Under the new law (A4909/S3090), New Jersey’s racetracks are permitted to expand the type of bets they accept from pari-mutuel to fixed odds to attract more...

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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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