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26 May: Greenstein, Singleton Introduce Legislation To Establish Statewide Police Licensing Program

Trenton – In an effort to ensure all police officers are meeting qualifications, Senator Linda Greenstein and Senator Troy Singleton…

26 May: Senate Advances Gopal/Greenstein Legislation Allowing Alcohol Consumption in Pedicabs

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal and Senator Linda Greenstein that would permit and regulate the operation of…

26 May: Legislation Establishing Basic Standards for Prisoner Reentry Transitional Housing Passes Senate

TRENTON – The Senate advanced legislation today that would require the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to establish basic standards…

26 May: Turner, Vitale Bill to Allow Pharmacists to Dispense Birth Control Without Individual Prescription Passes Senate

Trenton – In an effort to expand access to contraceptives, the Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Shirley Turner…

26 May: Smith, Codey Bill to Require an Environmental Sustainability Plan for the State House Complex Passes Senate

Trenton – In an effort to lower the carbon footprint of the New Jersey State Capitol Complex, the Senate today…

26 May: Greenstein, Sacco Bill to Help Retrieve High Risk Missing Persons Passes Senate

Trenton – In an effort to help find high-risk missing persons, the Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Linda…

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Bill would set aside $25M annually in down payment aid for first-time home buyers

Nikita Biryukov | May 12, 2022 | NJ Monitor | Measure is part of effort to close the racial wealth…

It’s past time to bring state’s computers into 21st century

Senator Andrew Zwicker | May 9, 2022 | NJ Spotlight News |   Being saddled with balky computer systems that…

Residents and workers of NJ nursing homes have not been forgotten

Senate President Nicholas Scutari & Senator Joe Vitale | April 25, 2022 | NorthJersey.com |   As we grapple with…

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SCUTARI PLANS HEARINGS ON DELAYS WITH LEGAL MARIJUANA SALES

TRENTON – Senate President Nick Scutari announced today that he will form a special legislative committee to review the delays with legal marijuana sales in New Jersey.

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SENATOR NELLIE POU INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT OF NHCSL

Trenton – Senator Nellie Pou, who serves as Majority Caucus Chair as well as Chair of the New Jersey Legislative Latino Caucus, has been installed as President of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL). Senator Pou, who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, will serve as the organization’s president for a two-year term.

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SENATORS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Trenton – Senators Troy Singleton, Fred Madden, Joseph Lagana and Andrew Zwicker introduced legislation aimed at improving the turnaround time for unemployment claims at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and calling for a conduct performance review of the Division of Unemployment in the NJDOL.

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