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Russo-Rumana Bill Allowing Good Faith Emergency Epinephrine Injections in Schools Released by Committee

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation (A-2734) sponsored by Assembly Republicans Dave Russo and Scott Rumana, both R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Morris, that permits an elementary or secondary school nurse or trained designee to administer an epinephrine injection in an emergency situation when a student is having an anaphylactic reaction was released by the …

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Space Says Ban Government Intrusion – Not the Box

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Parker Space, a member of the Assembly Labor Committee, voiced his strong opposition to the “Opportunity to Compete Act” which was released by the committee today. The bill, A-3837, prohibits an employer from conducting a criminal background check on a job candidate until after a conditional offer of …

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DeCroce and Casagrande’s ‘Autumn Joy Stillbirth Research Act’ Advances in Assembly

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – The “Autumn Joy Stillbirth Research and Dignity Act,” sponsored by Assemblywomen BettyLou DeCroce and Caroline Casagrande, today was voted out of the Assembly Women and Children Committee. The bill, A-4280, requires the Department of Health to establish protocols for stillbirths and to create a database for stillbirth research. “The …

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Union Hotel liquor license would come easier under Simon proposal

Source: LehighValleyLive.com – A proposal to make it easier to revitalize the Union Hotel in Flemington is closer to reality. The state Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee on Thursday approved a bill that would allow small, historic inns to qualify for special liquor licenses. The bill is sponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Simon, a Republican …

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Bramnick, Dancer Introduce Minimum Sentencing Bill for ‘Knockout’ Attackers

Source: National Review Online – Two assemblymen in New Jersey introduced a bill on Thursday mandating a minimum sentence of at least one year in prison with no parole for those found guilty of playing “Knockout,” according to a New Jersey Star-Ledger report. Republican Assemblyman John Bramnick, who introduced the bill along with fellow Republican …

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Bill to reinstate nonresidential construction fee moratorium advances

Source: NJBIZ – A bipartisan-supported bill that would reinstate a moratorium on nonresidential construction project fees was unanimously advanced by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Thursday. The original moratorium on the fees, which are designated to fund affordable housing projects, had expired in July. The new bill would extend it through the end of 2014. Under …

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Assembly advances Casagrande and Handlin’s bill targeting state doctor shortages

Source: NJ.com – A bill introduced by Monmouth County legislators to help address the state’s doctor shortage advanced to the floor the N.J. Assembly Thursday afternoon. Assemblywomen Caroline Casagrande (R-Monmouth) and Amy Handlin (R-Monmouth) sponsored legislation establishing a physician loan redemption program for doctors in certain specialties. With bipartisan support, the bill was released by …

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Bramnick: Democrats Turning Lame Duck into Anti-Jobs Month in New Jersey

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said bills being moved through the lame duck session of the legislative session, such as “Ban the Box” legislation, the constitutional amendment requiring New Jersey to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and a bill that mandates paid sick days for all full-time …

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Rible: Obamacare is Devastating to NJ’s Small Businesses

Press Release – Responding to recent announcements by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Aetna that the two insurers will not renew policies for nearly 200,000 individuals and small businesses in New Jersey because of Obamacare mandates, Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible today said the problems with the new healthcare program …

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Dems Seek to Sidestep Christie on Climate Group

Source: Bloomberg News – Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature are looking to get around Republican Governor Chris Christie again, this time to rejoin a regional pollution-reduction program he withdrew from in 2011. A measure passed by a Senate committee today would ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment requiring the state to participate in …

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