06 Jun: Whelan Bill To Strengthen New Jersey Horse Industry Approved By Senate Wagering Committee

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee Chairman Jim Whelan that would increase the number of standardbred horses in New Jersey, giving a boost to the state’s horse racing industry was approved today by the Committee.

“New Jersey’s equine industry is a vital component of the state’s economy – contributing more than a billion dollars annually and supporting more than 13,000 jobs in the state,” said Senator Whelan, D-Atlantic. “As horse racing and gaming becomes more popular in neighboring states, New Jersey must think outside the box for ways to sustain this important economic engine.”

24 Oct: Coniglio Protects Drivers With New Towing Law

FAIR LAWN – Legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph Coniglio to protect drivers from towing companies that charge excessive fees for towing and storage became law today at a public bill signing.

“Before today, there were very few regulations on towing companies in New Jersey,” said Senator Coniglio, D-Bergen. “Assemblyman Robert Gordon came to me and asked me to join him. He had received numerous complaints of towing companies charging inflated fees and exploiting drivers by waiting in parking lots for drivers to park illegally. Together we felt something needed to be done. We knew we needed to provide some basic rights to drivers and protect them from these sorts of predatory actions.”

21 Jun: Coniglio Measure Would Bring Major Reforms To Tow Companies

TRENTON – The Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph Coniglio that would provide consumers with new protections from what they say are overzealous and overpriced towing companies.

“There are very few limits on what towing companies are allowed to do in New Jersey,” said Senator Coniglio, D-Bergen. “Drivers need to have some basic protections against those companies that prowl the streets actively looking for cars to tow and then charge an arm and a leg to release the car.”