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Bateman: Security Funding for Houses of Worship, Nonprofits Expands

January 13, 2019


TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Middlesex/Mercer) that will permit eligible nonprofits, including houses of worship, to access grants to increase security and keep New Jersey families safe from violence, and threats of bias and intimidation.

“We all need be ...

Grass Roots Initiative Launched to Fight Affordable Housing Mandate

BERNARDS, NJ – In an effort to halt the impact of massive overdevelopment occurring across the Garden State to satisfy affordable housing needs, Bernards Insight has launched a petition that demands representatives in Trenton collaborate on a legislative fix to NJ’s unsustainable affordable housing process.

Last year, the New Jersey Supreme Court sided with the non-profit Fair ...

Sweeping Reforms Make NJ Transit More Accountable to Commuters

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Daniel Benson and Patricia Egan Jones was signed into law Thursday that will bring governance, oversight and accountability reform to troubled NJ Transit.

            The bill was introduced after McKeon in 2017 chaired several joint hearings with the Senate into ...

Veterans Would Benefit from "Combat to College" Legislation

TRENTON, NJ –Making the path to higher education easier for New Jersey service members and veterans, two bills sponsored by Assembly Democrats to assist with college course registration and to earn credit for their skills have been approved by the full Assembly.

The first bill (A-790), known as the “Combat to College Act,” and sponsored by Assembly members  Bob ...

Zwicker Bill: No Ifs, Ands or Bots Involving Purchases, Elections

TRENTON, NJ – Looking to strike a balance between innovation, transparency, consumer protection and business bottom lines, a bill prohibiting the use of an online “bot” to communicate or interact for the purpose of misleading during a purchase, or to influence an election, cleared the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee ...

Bateman Bill Opens the Door for Man's Best Friend at NJ Breweries

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot AND paw traffic for local breweries,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said.

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...


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