26 May: Norcross Bills To Allow Advertising On Toll Booths, DOT Patrol Vehicles Clear Senate Transportation Committee

TRENTON – A package of bills sponsored by Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) that would allow advertising on toll booths and patrol vehicles to pay for services through private funding – rather than additional taxes or tolls – was approved today by the Senate Transportation Committee.

“It is imperative that we find creative ways to support our transportation needs so that we can avoid continuously having to ask tax and toll payers to hand over their hard-earned money,” said Senator Norcross. “Put simply, these bills will allow state government to do what private enterprise does every day, and that’s to raise revenue to cover existing costs.”

24 Jan: Turner Bill Would Allow Stiffer Housing Ordinance Fines For Corporations

TRENTON – The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee approved a bill sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner that would allow courts to impose stiffer fines on corporations found guilty of violating municipal housing ordinances.

“Many of the penalties that can currently be imposed for violating municipal housing ordinances don’t sufficiently deter corporations from breaking the law,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer. “Jail time and a $1,250 fine work on individuals who own and manage rental properties, but how effective are they against a multimillion dollar corporation who can’t be jailed and would think nothing of such a fine. By allowing judges to impose a higher fine, we are providing a deterrent that will be more effective in making corporations comply with the law.”