State News

NJ Bans Slaughter Of Horses For Human Consumption

TRENTON—New Jersey enacted a measure to prohibit the slaughter of horses for human consumption. The new law also bans the transport of horses to slaughter, as well as the sale and transport of horse meat for human consumption.

New Law Eases Restrictions On NJ LLCs

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that modernizes the rules governing the formation of Limited Liability Companies in New Jersey. LLCs are a form of unincorporated business organization that provides corporate-style limited liability to its owners with partnership-like capacity.

New Law Requires Schools To Have Defibrillators On Hand

State Sen. Joseph Vitale

TRENTON – A bill to require schools to have automated external defibrillators (AED) available during school hours and at school-sponsored athletic events was signed into law, according to state Sen. Joseph F. Vitale, who sponsored the legislation.

North Bergen DPW Supervisors Indicted For Assigning Municipal Employees To Work On Election Campaigns

Troy Bunero (Photo courtesy of NJ Attorney General's Office)

TRENTON – Two supervisors for the North Bergen Township Department of Public Works, Troy Bunero and Francis “Frank” Longo, were indicted today for allegedly assigning municipal employees to work on election campaigns, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.

AG’s Office Investigates Police Shooting Of Suspect Who Allegedly Tried To Run Over State Trooper

Yoel Sanchez (Photo courtesy of the NJ Attorney General's Office)

PATERSON – The New Jersey Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a shooting in which a state trooper shot a city man last night in Paterson as the suspect allegedly attempted to run him over with his vehicle.

Senate Labor Committee Advances Bill To Protect Job Seekers’ Privacy

The New Jersey State House (Photo credit: Marion Touvel)

TRENTON — The Senate Labor Committee advanced bipartisan legislation today to protect the privacy of job seekers. The bill would prohibit an employer from requiring an applicant to provide online passwords or in any other way provide access to their private social networking accounts.

Senate Committee Advances Scutari Resolution Calling For Olympic Uniforms To Be “Made In The USA”

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari

TRENTON – The Olympics are a memory for most New Jersey residents, but Trenton lawmakers haven’t forgotten the controversy that developed this summer when the media learned that the uniforms provided to the U.S. Olympic team to wear for the opening ceremony were manufactured in China.

Senate Panel Advances Bill To Help Nurses Married To Military Personnel

The New Jersey State House (Photo credit: Marion Touvel)

TRENTON – A Senate committee on Thursday released legislation that would grant a temporary nursing license to the qualified spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who has been relocated to New Jersey.