State News

Assembly Passes Gaming & Horse Racing Bills

TRENTON – Seven bills intended to aid New Jersey’s casino gaming and horse racing industries by – among other things – moving to sports gaming at casinos and racetracks, allowing Internet wagering by out-of-state residents on horse racing and expanding off-track wagering were approved Monday by the Assembly.

Bill To Eliminate Civil Statute Of Limitations On Sex Abuse Cases Advances

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Joseph F. Vitale and Nicholas P. Scutari which would eliminate the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse to sue their abusers, and would allow for the revival of cases which were dismissed because the state of limitations had lapsed, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week by a vote of 9-0.

Congress Passes Fur Labeling Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has given final approval to legislation authored by Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) that will guarantee all fur products, regardless of cost, will be accurately labeled with the species of animal used, the manufacturer, the country of origin, and other information.