TRENTON – The Assembly on Thursday approved legislation that would impose a mandatory prison time of 25 years to life for those convicted of sexually abusing children under the age of 13.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed 22 gun control bills yesterday, in votes that went mostly along party lines. Supporters of the legislation say that it will help reduce gun violence, an issue that gained national attention after December’s massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
NEWARK – A Newark man admitted his role in a scheme to gain access to personal checks from the U.S. mail, fraudulently endorse and deposit them into personal checking accounts, U.S. Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON — The New Jersey Senate Law & Public Safety Committee unanimously passed a bill to make first aid, ambulance or rescue companies immune from certain civil damages.
TRENTON — Republican state Sen. Michael Doherty has introduced legislation that would direct towns to deposit all fines collected from violations recorded by red light cameras into the state’s Highway Safety Fund, eliminating the municipal share of red light camera ticket revenues.
ASBURY PARK — Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today that a state-sponsored gun buyback program will continue with events for residents of Monmouth County that will be held at churches in Asbury Park and Keansburg on March 8 and 9.
TRENTON – More than 20 Democrat-sponsored gun violence prevention bills highlight today’s New Jersey Assembly voting session.
NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has obtained a final default judgment against The Red Carpet Pageant and Prom, a North Jersey dress shop that abruptly ceased operations last spring in the middle of prom season – leaving many young women without the dresses for which they had paid in advance, without refunds, and scrambling to make new arrangements for their proms.
NEWARK — Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announced plans for a $3.9 billion investment over the next ten years “to proactively protect and strengthen its electric and gas systems against increasingly frequent severe weather conditions.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate whether flame retardant chemicals found in everyday household products put Americans’ health at risk.