Archive for Tag: youth sports

Flynn’s ‘Penalty Box’ bill addressing assaults at youth sports passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Tackling bad behavior at youth sporting events, the Assembly on Thursday passed a bill in Assemblywoman Vicky Flynn’s “Penalty Box Act” to upgrade penalties for assaults against sports officials, coaches or staff. The bill (A4444/4471) aims to address the reprehensible conduct of adults behaving violently at...

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Flynn’s push to make youth sports safer for officials and players clears first legislative hurdle

TRENTON, N.J. – Escalating bad behavior at youth sporting events are not only ruining treasured pastimes, but making them dangerous, says Assemblywoman Vicky Flynn. The Assembly Judiciary Committee agreed Thursday and cleared her bill increasing penalties for anyone who assaults youth sports officials, participants and players.  WATCH: Flynn on...

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As Murphy’s soccer team resumes practice, South Jersey lawmakers urge him to restart youth sports and spur small business survival

TRENTON, N.J. – South Jersey Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and Erik Simonsen are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen the state’s youth sports leagues for the summer season after he cleared professional teams to resume activities noting the immense benefits this action would provide to local businesses which have...

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