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Casagrande on bill package protecting domestic violence victims

Source: The Star-Ledger – As footage of football player Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious sparks outrage around the country, a New Jersey Assembly panel today approved a package of bills intended to protect domestic violence victims. Casagrande suggested the Legislature work to consider legislation to make sure those who commit egregious domestic violence offenses …

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Wolfe-Rible Bill to Protect NJ’s Waterways Advances

  Press Release – (Trenton, NJ) – Furthering their efforts to protect all of the state’s waterways, Assemblyman Dave Wolfe and Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible today won backing for legislation that imposes criminal penalties for discharging untreated sewage from watercraft. The bill, A-2664, was approved by the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. …

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Webber applauds passage of A-3155, protecting unemployment insurance from fraud

Source: PolitickerNJ – Legislation Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) sponsored to protect the state’s unemployment insurance system today won approval by the Assembly Labor Committee. The bill, A-3155, co-sponsored by Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-14), implements a recommendation by the state auditor that the Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) review the procedures used to grant …

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Carroll: Judiciary reform goes beyond extending retirement age

Source: PolitickerNJ – Extending the retirement age for state judges — the primary subject of discussion at an Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing today — isn’t the only problem ailing New Jersey’s judicial system, according Assemblyman and committee member Michael Patrick Carroll (R-25). Following the meeting, which heard testimony from representatives of the Administrative Offices of …

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Casagrande-Muñoz Laud Assembly Women and Children Committee for Action on Domestic Violence

Assembly Republican Press Release – With domestic violence at the forefront of public concern, Assembly Republicans Caroline Casagrande and Nancy F. Muñoz lauded the action taken today by the Assembly Women and Children Committee which released a package of bills addressing the problem. Both Republican legislators are members of the committee. “We heard testimony from …

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Webber Bill Updating Access Standards to UI Data Protects Taxpayers and System

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation Assemblyman Jay Webber sponsors to protect the state’s unemployment insurance system today won approval by the Assembly Labor Committee. The bill, A-3155, implements a recommendation by the state auditor that the Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) review the procedures used to grant access to unemployment insurance data …

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Ciattarelli EFT Bills Protecting Consumers Signed into Law

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation that treats electronic funds transfers (EFTs) under the same criminal and civil statutes for issuing bad checks was signed into law on Wednesday by Gov. Christie. The bills, A-1153 and A-1162, are sponsored by Assembly Republican Jack Ciattarelli, R- Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex. “The growing use of modern …

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Munoz, Casagrande Give Voice to Domestic Violence Victims

Source: PolitickerNJ – In the midst of Assemblywomen on the Women’s and Children’s Committee expressing outrage this morning over the Ray Rice story, Asw. Gabriela Mosquera surprised her fellow committee members when she spoke about her personal life and the domestic violence victimization of her mother. Five bills passed out of committee today dealing with …

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Dancer Bipartisan Bill Protecting Millions of Dollars to Educate Military Families’ Children Advances

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer protecting millions of dollars used to fund the education of military members’ children in New Jersey passed unanimously out of the Education Committee today. The bill, A-1286, would allow school districts to establish a special account for federal dollars meant to offset …

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Rible Bill to Help Children with Rare Genetic Disorders Gets Gov’s Signature

Press Release – Legislation Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible sponsors to improve the quality of life for children suffering with rare genetic disorders has been signed into law by Gov. Christie. “Children living with these conditions are seldom able to enjoy the simple pleasures of youth, spending more time in medical offices than in …

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