Jeff Van Drew

17 Mar: Madden-Van Drew Bill To Improve Safety At Stop Intersections Moves Through Senate


TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Fred Madden and Jeff Van Drew which would require all vehicles to come to a complete stop at a stop sign before proceeding through the intersection was approved by the Senate today by a vote of 33-5.

” We need to make sure everyone is following the same rules of the road,” said Senator Madden, D-Camden and Gloucester. “Allowing a full line of cars to move through a stop sign rather than having them each stop before entering the intersection is dangerous, especially since most drivers don’t realize that this is something that other cars can do legally.”

Senator Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland, hears testimony during the Senate Environment Committee.

06 Mar: Van Drew Calls For Federal Disclosure Of Outsourcing Companies

TRENTON – A resolution sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew which would call on Congress to enact legislation requiring the publication of a list of companies which are engaged in outsourcing United States jobs to other countries was unanimously approved by the Senate Labor Committee today.

“Congress has an obligation to drag the practice of outsourcing American jobs into the light of day, not just for the workers who’ve been outsourced, but for potential investors in the companies engaged in outsourcing,” said Senator Van Drew, D-Cape May and Cumberland. “Many investors might back off of a company with a record of sending U.S. jobs overseas for a quick buck. By publishing a list of companies which are outsourcing jobs, we can bring the pressure of the market to bear to end greedy corporate practices which undercut the American economy.”

21 Feb: Whelan: Casinos, Other Revenue Producers Merit ‘Essential’ Workers

TRENTON –Senator Jim Whelan today said he believes the best way to keep Atlantic City casinos open in the event of another government shutdown is to classify State workers who oversee “revenue producing activities” as essential employees who must be kept on their jobs through State emergencies.

“Obviously, the casinos provide vital programs for seniors and the disabled with the $450 million they provide each year to the Casino Revenue Fund,” said Senator Whelan, Chairman of the Senate Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee. “But I agree the State workers who oversee and regulate the State Lottery and the racetracks also should be considered essential because those activities are revenue producers too.”


14 Feb: Van Drew Resolution To Honor Hospitalized Vets Advances

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew, to honor the hospitalized veterans in the State of New Jersey was approved by the Senate Law, Public Safety and Veterans’ Affairs Committee today.

“It’s important to pay tribute and express our appreciation to hospitalized veterans who served and protected our nation,” said Senator Van Drew, D-Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland. “ During the ‘Salute To Hospitalized Veterans Week’ the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs would invite individuals, veterans groups, military personnel, civic organizations and members of the community to participate in a variety of activities at their nursing homes and medical centers”.

24 Jan: Van Drew Measure To Review Property Revaluation Procedures Moves Forward

TRENTON – The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee unanimously approved legislation today sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew that would create the “Real Property Revaluation Review Commission.”

“Property revaluation can be devastating to homeowners, especially for our seniors living on a fixed income,” said Senator Van Drew, D-Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland. “Many South Jersey homeowners have seen the value of their home double or even triple overnight, with their tax bills going up accordingly. We need to find a more taxpayer-friendly process that would ease this transition over a period of time.”

Senator Jeff Van Drew is sworn into the Senate by Senate President Richard J. Codey

08 Jan: Jeff Van Drew Sworn In As 1St Legislative District Senator


TRENTON – Senator Jeff Van Drew was sworn into the Senate today, vowing to “hit the ground running,” as the New Jersey State Senate commenced its 213rd Session.

“I am honored to join this distinguished body today. I thank the people of the First Legislative District for bestowing this honor upon me,” said Senator Van Drew after he was sworn in.

08 Jan: 213rd Senate Session Reorganization Meeting

213rd Senate Session Reorganization Meeting