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Singleton, Scutari Bill to Codify New Affordable Housing Framework Advances

TRENTON – The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee advanced transformative legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senate President Nicholas Scutari that aims to codify a new framework for determining and enforcing local affordable housing obligations under the Mount Laurel Doctrine.

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Ruiz, Singleton Bill to Expand Down Payment Assistance Program for Certain Homebuyers Advances

TRENTON – The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz and Senator Troy Singleton that would modify and expand the down payment assistance loan program for first-time and first-generation homebuyers.

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Bill to Name Part of I-295 in Honor of Bordentown’s Benjamin Moore Advances

TRENTON – The Senate Transportation Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton that would designate the bridge, located in the Townships of Bordentown and Hamilton, over Crosswicks Creek on Interstate Highway Route 295 North as the “Benjamin Moore & 693rd Sapper Company Memorial Highway”. Army Specialist Benjamin G. Moore of Bordentown gave his life in service to the country while serving in Afghanistan.

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Singleton Bill to Establish a System of Portable Benefits for Freelance Workers Passes Committee

TRENTON – The Senate Labor Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton that would establish a system of portable benefits aimed at ensuring that the hundreds of thousands of freelance workers employed in the “gig economy” are afforded the benefits and protections provided to other workers. Portable benefits are employee benefits that can be tied to the person, rather than the work, and thus be maintained from job to job.

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Protecting Consumer Data

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S332/A1971) protecting consumer privacy by requiring the notification to consumers of collection and disclosure of personal data by certain entities, including internet websites and online providers. Under the legislation, these entities are required to notify customers of the collection and disclosure of personal information to other third parties and to provide customers with an ability to opt-out of that collection or disclosure.

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Support Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed S2249/A4211, which revises the number of disabled veterans’ businesses required to designate a set-aside contract from three to two. The "Set-Aside Act for Disabled Veterans' Businesses" had established a goal for contracting agencies to set aside at least three percent of their contracts for disabled veterans' businesses, but the act required that at least three disabled veterans' businesses be reasonably likely to bid for a contract for the set-aside to apply to the contract. The legislation signed today underscores Governor Murphy’s commitment to promoting economic opportunity among New Jersey veterans.

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Singleton Bill to Increase Worker Representation Becomes Law

Trenton – In an effort to expand worker representation and further enforce employment contracts, legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton to permit unions to file wage claim suits on behalf of workers, regardless of their union affiliation was signed into law today.

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Singleton, Beach Bill to Expand Pathways to Teaching Signed Into Law

Trenton – In an effort to broaden the educator workforce, legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Jim Beach which creates a pathway to teaching for veterans in the state was signed into law today.

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Lame-duck dash: NJ lawmakers rush to pass bills on final day

In Trenton, New Jersey legislators are up against the clock, with Monday the final day of the lame-duck legislative session. Up for votes are more than 150 bills covering everything from subsidies for the horse racing industry and coverage for fertility treatments to school construction and allowing certain retired public officials to still hold public jobs while collecting public pensions.

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NJ lawmakers advance brewery relief bill

In November, Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed the legislation

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