Brian P. Stack

Senator Nicholas Sacco, D-Hudson, speaks with a colleague on the Senate floor regarding legislation being voted on.

12 Sep: Sacco-Stack Bill Enacted To Help First-Time Offenders

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Nick Sacco and Brian Stack, both D-Hudson, to allow first-time offenders involved in minor drug-related infractions to keep their driving privileges has been signed into law by Governor Corzine.

“This new law will help those who made minor mistakes keep their driving licenses so they can get to work or look for jobs,” said Senator Sacco. “It gives discretion to judges so people who made minor mistakes can straighten out their lives.”

22 May: Sacco/Stack Measure To Give Judges More Flexibility On Driving Penalties In Drug Cases Passes Senate

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Nicholas Sacco and Brian Stack that would allow judges to revoke mandatory driver’s license suspensions in minor drug offenses cases was approved by the full Senate today.

“For many people seeking treatment for drug dependency, being able to drive can mean the difference in their successful completion of the program,” said Senator Sacco, D-Hudson and Bergen. “Judges should have discretion to restore driver’s licenses when there are compelling circumstances so that recovering addicts can get well and become productive members of the community.”

Senator Brian Stack, D-Hudson

13 May: Stack Reacts To Revised Revenue Estimates

TRENTON – Senator Brian P. Stack, D-Hudson, issued the following statement on today’s testimony from State Treasurer David Rousseau and the Office of Legislative Services concerning revised revenue estimates for the FY 2008 and FY 2009 State Budgets.

“With respect to the 2008 surplus, it’s important that we use these funds to pay down State debt and restore financial stability. I support the recommendations by the State Treasurer for the Legislature to create a bill that would require the financial windfall be placed into a special fund for the specific purpose of debt reduction.

Senator Nicholas Sacco listens to testimony during the Senate Transportation Committee hearing.

05 May: Sacco/Stack Measure To Give Judges More Flexibility On Driving Penalties In Drug Cases Moves Forward

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Nicholas Sacco and Brian Stack that would allow judges to revoke mandatory driver’s license suspensions in minor drug offenses cases was approved by the Senate Law & Public Safety and Veterans’ Affairs Committee today.

“When it comes to drug offenses, New Jersey looks to provide treatment rather than incarceration whenever possible,” said Senator Sacco, D-Hudson and Bergen. “But in order for treatment to work, individuals must be given access to the resources they need to get that treatment and be productive citizens. We’re giving judges the flexibility to restore driver’s licenses when there are compelling circumstances.”

Senator Brian Stack listens to testimony during the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing.

21 Apr: Stack – Gang Prevention Programs A Success Story For New Jersey

TRENTON – Senator Brian P. Stack, D-Hudson, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement today on the Committee’s hearing of the FY 2009 Department of Law and Public Safety Budget, in particular focusing on the funding New Jersey spends on anti-gang initiatives in New Jersey’s urban communities:

“In the last few years, New Jersey has ratcheted up gang prevention and policing programs in urban communities that have been terrorized by gang crime and violence.

Senator Brian M. Stack

02 Apr: Senator Stack Urges State To Help Hispanic Businesses

TRENTON – Senator Brian P. Stack today urged the Corzine Administration to increase efforts to assist Hispanic businesses gain access to job development and economic assistance programs that are available in State government.

“There are more than 700 Hispanic businesses in my area,” said Senator Stack, D-33rd. “I believe the State would be providing a great service if it held its job fairs and other economic development activities in Hudson County.”

Senator Brian Stack, D-Hudson

26 Feb: Senator Stack Reacts To Governor’s Budget Message

TRENTON – Senator Brian Stack, D-Hudson and a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, reacted today to Governors Corzine’s austere Budget Address:

“I commend Governor Corzine for his continued dedication to getting New Jersey’s financial house in order. It is clear we still have a long way to go, but we are on the right path to fiscal discipline and responsible budgets.

Senator Brian M. Stack

23 Jan: Stack: Hudson Residents “Deeply Concerned” About Toll Road Plan’s Impact

TRENTON – Senator Brian P. Stack today said Hudson County residents are “deeply concerned” about the impact of the Corzine Administration’s toll road-debt reduction plan on their daily lives.

“Lately, it’s been the number one concern I hear about,” said Senator Stack, D-33. “People who use the turnpike on their daily commute will definitely need a break from the highest fare increases.”

16 Jan: Stack Says Camera Pilot Program Worth Effort

Senator Brian P. Stack today predicted the new law he sponsored to authorize cameras at dangerous red-light intersections for a five-year statewide pilot program will sharply reduce accidents and save many lives.

“It’s just taking advantage of human nature to increase safety,” said Senator Stack, D-Hudson. “People drive more carefully when they know someone’s watching.”