15 Oct: Greenstein-Smith Bill To Train Students How To Convert Cars To Alternative Fuel Vehicles Approved By Senate Environment Committee

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senators Linda R. Greenstein and Bob Smith that would encourage colleges and vocational schools to train students how to convert gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles to low- and zero-emission vehicles was approved today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

“As gasoline prices remain high, the sales of alternative fuel cars are seeing a surge in the Garden State. Many New Jerseyans are starting to realize that electric, propane and compressed natural gas vehicles provide cleaner, cheaper alternatives to traditionally-powered vehicles,” said Senator Greenstein, D-Middlesex and Mercer, and Vice Chair of the Committee. “By encouraging our community colleges and vocational schools to teach students how to convert traditionally-powered vehicles to use alternative fuel, our students will be at the forefront on this technology and will be prepared to enter into a workforce where these skills will be valued and needed.”

31 Jan: Beach Measure To Create License Plates Honoring Families Of Fallen Soldiers Signed Into Law

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Beach (D-Camden) that will allow the families of New Jersey soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice while on active duty to receive specialized “Gold Star Family” license plates was signed into law today.

The bill (S-2192) authorizes the state Motor Vehicle Commission to release a special license plate to the immediate family members of servicemen and servicewomen who lost their lives while on active duty. The plate’s design will include a gold star and the words “Gold Star Family” along its bottom.