The full Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Connie Wagner, Reed Gusciora, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Ruben Ramos to protect New Jersey residents from contaminated wastewater produced by the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”
TRENTON — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald and Assemblymen John Burzichelli, Ruben Ramos, Jr. and Wayne DeAngelo that would allow an executor of an estate to take control of a person’s online accounts in the event of their death was approved 78-0 Thursday by the full Assembly.
TRENTON – The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved a Democratic budget proposal Thursday by an 8-5 vote that went along party lines.
CARTERET — The Carteret Board of Education has approved a school uniform policy for the Nathan Hale Elementary School at a June 11 meeting and town hearing. The school will serve as a pilot location for a potential district-wide policy.
TRENTON – The former Superintendent for Special Services at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy to have subordinate employees complete repairs or improvements at his private residence while the subordinates were on duty for the PVSC, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John S. Wisniewski, Pamela R. Lampitt and Albert Coutinho that would strengthen the education and practice requirements for New Jersey’s Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) program was approved 52-26 Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – Legislation to halt the proliferation of “virtual” charter schools pending a taskforce examination was approved 46-31-1 Thursday by the General Assembly.
TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by assemblymen Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and Scott T. Rumana to require parents to notify a school if a child will be absent, and in turn require schools to notify parents if a student fails to attend – an idea stemming from the disappearance of a Nashville teen – was approved 75-0-2 Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Sandra Bolden Cunningham which would expand employment opportunities for certain ex-offenders in order to aid in their reentry into society was approved by the Assembly Thursday by a vote of 70-7, receiving final legislative approval.