17 Feb: Madden Bill Ensuring Sex Offenders Are Registered With Local Authorities Clears Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Fred Madden (D – Gloucester, Camden) that would ensure sex offenders are registering with local authorities has cleared the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

The bill, S1413, would require the state’s Attorney General to conduct an annual review of certain former offenders who were released from incarceration or involuntary commitment in the previous calendar year. The goal would be to ensure individuals who were required to register as sex offenders properly registered with local law enforcement.

23 Aug: Smith Bill To Promote Use Of Biofuels Heads To Governor’s Desk

TRENTON – Legislation Senator Bob Smith sponsored to promote the purchase of biofuels by state agencies instead of traditional fossil fuels today passed the Senate and was sent to the Governor for his signature to make it law.

“The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has been a much-needed wake-up call that we need to wean our selves off of our addiction to fossil fuels,” said Smith (D-Middlesex). “We have a responsible alternative being produced right here in New Jersey. When the price is right, the state should be investing in biofuels, and spurring the alternative energy solutions that can power our economy into the future.”