TRENTON – Legislation to halt the proliferation of “virtual” charter schools pending a taskforce examination was approved 46-31-1 Thursday by the General Assembly.
TRENTON – Legislation to revise restrictions on New Jersey’s microbreweries and brewpubs and make it easier for them to offer their product to the public and enhance their appeal as tourist destinations was approved Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – The Assembly on Monday approved two separate measures to help veterans and military spouses who have moved to New Jersey as part of a military relocation secure work in teaching and emergency services.
TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by assemblymen Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and Scott T. Rumana to require parents to notify a school if a child will be absent, and in turn require schools to notify parents if a student fails to attend – an idea stemming from the disappearance of a Nashville teen – was approved 75-0-2 Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – By a vote of 77-0, the General Assembly on Thursday granted final legislative approval to a bipartisan bill that would prohibit first responders from photographing or disclosing pictures of accident victims and patients to the public without their consent. The measure now heads to the Governor’s desk.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Sandra Bolden Cunningham which would expand employment opportunities for certain ex-offenders in order to aid in their reentry into society was approved by the Assembly Thursday by a vote of 70-7, receiving final legislative approval.