TRENTON – Legislation to promote the establishment of partnerships between institutions of higher education and the business community to increase collaborative research and innovation received final approval today in the Assembly.
TRENTON – Legislation to allow students with special needs to bring service animals to school was signed into law Monday.
TRENTON – Legislation Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig J. Coughlin (both D-Middlesex) sponsored to help combat the flooding of the South River in Sayreville was approved Monday by the Assembly and now heads to the Governor’s desk.
TRENTON – A bill to help local governments clean contaminated properties was approved Monday by the Assembly and now heads to the Governor’s desk.
TRENTON – Legislation to allow licensed casinos in Atlantic City and racetracks to conduct wagering on professional and collegiate sport or athletic events, if a federal law is overturned, was approved 35-2 by the Senate and 73-0 by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval.
TRENTON – Legislation to protect sexually exploited minors was approved Monday by the Assembly and now heads to the Governor’s desk.
TRENTON – Legislation that would prohibit the soliciting of campaign contributions on public property by elective public office candidates and ban people from making contributions to such candidates on public property was approved 74-0 Monday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval.
TRENTON – Legislation aimed at boosting New Jersey’s tourism and hospitality industry by updating the state’s marriage license requirements to eliminate a three-day waiting period and streamline residency requirements was approved Monday by both houses of the Legislature.
TRENTON – The Legislature approved a bill that would allow New Jersey wineries to ship their products directly to consumers. The Assembly voted 51-18-4 in favor Monday; the Senate approved it 24-9.
TRENTON – Yesterday, Assembly Democrats were critical of Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of their legislation to create a Back to Work NJ, intended to create jobs and spur economic development. This is the second time the governor has vetoed the measure.