TRENTON – The Assembly approved bipartisan legislation that would decriminalize the possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana by a vote of 44-30-3 on Monday.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Bonnie Watson Coleman, Gordon M. Johnson and Annette Quijano that would phase in statewide mandatory sentencing to New Jersey’s drug court program for nonviolent offenders was approved 79-0 Monday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – The Assembly unanimously approved a teacher tenure reform bill sponsored by state Sen. Teresa Ruiz on Monday, and the state Senate concurred with several amendments to give the pending measure final legislative approval. It now awaits action from Gov. Chris Christie.
TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation to crack down on criminal impersonation by electronic communications or the internet was recently approved 69-9 by the Assembly last week.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed a bill Monday that would encourage growth in New Jersey’s solar energy market, giving it final legislative approval. The legislation, S-1925, would alter the multi-year schedule which dictates the amount of solar energy that electric energy suppliers must purchase each year.
TRENTON – On Monday, the Assembly unanimously approved a bill to help members of the New Jersey National Guard and the reserve component of the Armed Forces called to active military service secure their spot on certain civil service eligibility lists.