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Governor Signs Muñoz Cost Saving Biologic Med Bill

Press Release – Legislation Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Nancy F. Muñoz sponsors that will allow pharmacists to substitute biosimilar (generic) forms of biological medications was signed into law today by Gov. Christie. Biological products (biologics) are medications created from living cells (animal, yeast, plant) rather than through traditional chemistry, which produces chemical pills. They are …

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Muñoz Bill to Protect Stalking Victims Signed into Law

Press Release – To protect stalking victims, repeat offenders will face increased jail time under legislation Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Nancy F. Muñoz sponsors. The bill, A-3841/S-2540, was signed today by Gov. Christie. “Restraining orders often aren’t enough of a deterrent for stalkers. Regardless of their motivation, the goal is the same – to instill …

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Muñoz Bill to Protect Sexual Assault Victims Now Law

Press Release – Legislation Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Nancy F. Muñoz sponsors that provides sexual assault victims with protection against their offenders was signed into law today. The “Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015” (A-4078/S-2686), allows victims to obtain protection without filing criminal charges. “Sexual assault is physically and psychologically devastating; and victims too …

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Ciattarelli “Swatting” Bill Signed into Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli co-sponsored with Assembly Democrats increases the penalties for making a false public alarm was signed into law by the governor today. Numerous false alarms have been called into law enforcement this year, resulting in the deployment of emergency responders, including the Special Weapons and Tactics Team …

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Dancer Bill Banning Sales of Powdered Alcohol Signed into Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – A measure (A-3580/S-2846) Assemblyman Ron Dancer sponsors that bans the sale of powdered alcohol in New Jersey was signed into law by Gov. Christie today. Powdered alcohol, commonly known as Palcohol, was approved for sale by the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in March. “This is not …

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Christie Signs Rumana Bill on Installing Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation (ACR-34) that encourages all homeowners and building owners to install carbon monoxide detectors was signed into law today by Gov. Christie. Assembly Republican Whip Scott Rumana, R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Morris, is a primary sponsor of the resolution. In April 2013, two visitors to a hotel in North Carolina …

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Rumana Bill Allowing NJ Alcohol Licensees to Add Amusement Game License Now Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation (A-4143/S-2514) sponsored by Assembly Republican Whip Scott Rumana which grants amusement game licenses to establishments authorized to sell alcohol for on-premises consumption was signed into law today. The concept is a recommendation of the Red Tape Review Commission. “This model has been very successful in other states, including Pennsylvania …

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Muñoz Bill Eliminating Penalty for Medicaid Applicants Who Make Small Gifts Wins Assembly Panel Approval

Press Release – Residents applying for long-term care benefits under Medicaid who gift small amounts of their money to others in the five years before eligibility is determined will not be penalized for the transfers under legislation Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Nancy F. Muñoz sponsors. The bill, A-3760, today won Assembly Appropriations Committee approval. It …

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Handlin Bill Allowing Crowdfunding to Fuel Economic Growth and Job Creation Signed Into Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Amy Handlin’s legislation to provide small business with a new, cost-effective source of funding has been signed by Gov. Christie. The new law paves permits private businesses in the state to solicit and acquire investment money through “crowdfunding” sites online. “It can be extremely difficult, if …

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Rible & Bucco Bill to Improve Safety of Private Security Guards Clears Assembly Panel

‘Detective Melvin Santiago’s Law’ requires registration, training, and safety holsters for armed guards Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republicans Dave Rible and Anthony M. Bucco requiring private security guards to meet strict registration and training requirements was released today by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee. The bill, A-4105 is …

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