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Governor Signs Wolfe’s Bill Allowing Adoptees Access to Original Birth Certificates

Press Release – Assemblyman Dave Wolfe, R-Ocean, a primary sponsor of legislation, S-873, that permits adoptees to obtain their original birth certificate, issued the statement below after Gov. Christie signed the bill into law today: “This is no doubt a complex issue, but I believe this bipartisan legislation strikes the right balance for both adoptees …

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Bramnick Statement on Adoption Bill Signing

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, who is a primary sponsor of legislation (S-873) that permits adoptees to obtain their original birth certificate, issued the following statement after Gov. Christie signed the bill into law today: “This law is the result of hard work and compromise …

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Simon Receives Millicent Fenwick Award for Excellence in Public Service

Press Release – The Somerset County Federation of Republican Women (SCFRW) has honored Assemblywoman Donna Simon with its 22nd Annual Millicent Fenwick Award for Outstanding Public Service. The prestigious award is presented each year to an individual who, like Fenwick, epitomizes distinguished public service, and serves as a role model for women everywhere. “Millicent was …

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O’Scanlon questions legality of Hoboken’s booting scheme

State lawmaker will tighten language to stop cities from using ‘gray area’ Source: Hudson Reporter – Last week, a Monmouth County-based state assemblyman told the press that Hoboken’s widespread use of wheel clamps – colloquially known as “boots” – was perhaps illegal, referring to a state statute saying that booting cars is permitted “if there …

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Bramnick, Republicans build case for ending Bridgegate probe

Source: Press of Atlantic City (Op-Ed) – Like a prosecutor methodically building a case, Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick has arrived at his summation: It’s time for the legislative committee investigating Bridgegate to cease activities and defer to the United States Attorney. The suspension of hearings has been the Republican end game since the panel’s …

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Bramnick on Memorial Day: Honor and Remember

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, issued the following statement commemorating Memorial Day: “As we observe Memorial Day, we give thanks to our American heroes who made the greatest sacrifice to keep us safe and free. We salute their service, honor their lives and remember that …

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NJ Assembly approves McHose bill to allow home bakers to sell to public

Source: The Star-Ledger – A bill that would allow the sale of home-baked goods at such places as craft shows, fairs, farmers’ markets and roadside stands was unanimously approved today by the state Assembly. “In today’s difficult economy, it’s important that we look for opportunities to help people supplement their incomes,” said bill sponsor Assemblyman …

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Dancer urging base preservation

Source: The Messenger-Press – Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced a resolution in the Assembly that expresses support for the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and urges Congress and the Department of Defense to keep the facility open. Recently, the Army’s assistant secretary for Installations, Energy and Environment testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Army …

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Wolfe Bill: New Rights for New Jersey Adoptees

Source: Asbury Park Press – Lawmakers on Thursday gave the final OK to reforming the rules on access to original birth certificates and family history for adoptees in New Jersey. Bill A-1259, sponsored by Assemblyman David Wolfe, R-Ocean, passed by a vote of 57-18-2 to concur with Gov. Chris Christie’s conditional approval. The Senate voted …

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DiMaio Measure that Designates Bison as Livestock Passes General Assembly

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – The General Assembly today approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican John DiMaio that opens up greener pastures for bison farmers in New Jersey. Currently, bison, or American buffalo, are regulated by the DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife as “exotic species.” DiMaio’s bill, A-548, designates bison as agricultural livestock, …

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