TRENTON – An Assembly panel today advanced a Democrat-sponsored bill that would allow early voting in primary and general elections. The bill (A-3553) aims to give residents more voting alternatives following the Election Day woes created by Hurricane Sandy.
TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy H. Handlin and Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. that would create a rape shield law for civil cases was released today by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
TRENTON – Legislation to require crime witness to be notified of a defendant’s release was approved by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
STATE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $640,000 to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to better protect wetlands throughout the state.
TRENTON – An Assembly Panel approved legislation today sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon M. Johnson and Peter J Barnes III to establish a pilot program that would give the Attorney General the authority to take over a county or municipal law enforcement agencies’ internal affairs office under certain circumstances.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,525 gas outlets in New Jersey. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.55 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are advised that all vendor-run state inspections stations will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in recognition of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. All other MVC facilities, including agencies and driver testing sites, will be open, that day, during normal business hours.
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Thursday to ban credit card companies from soliciting students on public college campuses.
TRENTON – The state Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill Thursday that would give the Department of Human Services and county and municipal welfare agencies access to the state’s sex offender registry for use when placing homeless and displaced families into emergency shelters, including hotels and motels.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved legislation on Thursday that would eliminate a mandatory waiting period for marriage licenses to be issued.