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Turner, Sarlo, Pou and Singleton Selected for Senate Leadership Positions

TRENTON – Senate President Nick Scutari announced today that Senator Shirley Turner will become the new Senate President Pro Tempore, and that Senator Paul Sarlo, Senator Nellie Pou and Senator Troy Singleton will continue to serve as members of the leadership team for the Senate Democratic Majority in the 2024-25 legislative session.

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Singleton-Corrado Bill to Assist Homeless Veterans Goes to the Governor

Trenton – In an effort to combat veteran homelessness in New Jersey, the Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Kristin M. Corrado to expand an existing pilot program to authorize grants to purchase and rehabilitate abandoned homes for homeless veterans.

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Singleton Bill to Require Insurance Coverage for Athletic Prosthetics Advances

Trenton – In an effort to better support residents with disabilities, the Senate advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton which would require insurance coverage for certain athletic orthotics and prosthetics.

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Singleton, Gopal Bill to Improve College Affordability Goes to the Governor

Trenton – In an effort to make college more affordable, the Senate advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Vin Gopal which would remove expected family contribution from public colleges and universities’ calculation of financial need.

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Maintain Structural Integrity of Residential Housing

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed S2760/A4384, which puts in place additional procedures for inspecting, evaluating, and maintaining the structural integrity of certain residential housing structures across the state. Together, these procedures will help ensure the safety, stability, and resilience of New Jersey’s condominiums and coops for generations to come.

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Governor Murphy Signs Bill Allowing Unions to File Wage Claims on Behalf of Workers

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed S-1438/A-5794, which allows unions to file wage claim suits on behalf of workers in certain projects if the workers belong to the union or are unaffiliated with any union. The bill incorporates a provision which allows a union to represent a worker, whether the worker belongs to the union or to no union at all, or a third party on a worker’s behalf in wage claim suits against contractors and subcontractors responsible for any debt owed for work performed for construction, reconstruction, demolition, alteration, and maintenance projects.

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Paving New Career Pathway in Education for New Jersey Veterans

TRENTON – Governor Murphy today signed S2764/A4361 to establish a four-year “VETeach Pilot Program” within the Department of Education. The pilot program aims to facilitate the teacher certification of veterans to address the high rate of unemployment amongst veterans while ensuring a high-quality teacher workforce. Under the bill, up to four public universities will be selected to enroll veterans of the United States Armed Forces who served on or after September 11, 2001 in a 36-month teacher preparation program.

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Gopal, Singleton, Sarlo, Greenstein Bill to Revise Laws Pertaining to Alcoholic Beverage Industry Advances

TRENTON – In an effort to update and revise laws governing the state’s manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced wide-ranging legislation sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal, Senator Troy Singleton, Senator Paul Sarlo and Senator Linda Greenstein that includes language meant to invigorate the craft brewery industry, as well as reform the state’s antiquated liquor licensing apparatus.

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Singleton, Greenstein Bill to Strengthen Structural Integrity Passes Senate

Trenton – In a move to enhance structural integrity, the Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Linda Greenstein to strengthen the State Uniform Construction Code Act (UCCA) and “The Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act” (PREDFDA).

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Lawmakers weigh ban on toxic, but effective, firefighting foam

Its use at airports, military bases and industrial sites has tainted water supplies

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