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Dear Friends:

Nancy Hartwick came to me over a year ago to express her frustration with the enforcement of disabled parking privileges. She told me about the struggles she faces on a daily basis finding a place to park that can accommodate her vehicle and wheelchair ramp. She regularly witnessed people with no visible disability abusing expired placards just to park a few feet closer to their destination.

Nancy and I worked together on a common sense legislative solution to this very real problem going on all across our State. The result was Assembly Bill 2947 which was signed into law on January 14th of this year and went into effect on August 1st.

Under the law, the following changes have been made concerning the issuance and renewal of temporary and permanent identification cards and placards for individuals with disabilities:

  • The term "handicapped" will be replaced with "person with a disability" in keeping with current state law that requires offensive or outmoded terminology be replaced with more acceptable, current language;

  • All disability windshield placards will be issued with a prominently printed and displayed expiration date;

  • Permanent person with a disability identification cards and placards will be required to be renewed every three years; and

  • The certification of a medical professional will be required for the issuance and/or renewal of a person with a disability identification card or placard.

Nancy is a citizen legislator. She went to the take action button on my website and filled out the “There Should Be a Law” form to bring this important issue to my attention. It’s people like Nancy who motivate me to work harder every day to represent the 7th district, real people with real problems who can make a difference.

Let’s hear from Nancy about why this law is so important to her:

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Let me know what you think should be law in New Jersey and help me bring your ideas to Trenton. Visit my website for the latest updates from the 7th district and find out how our citizen legislators are working to make New Jersey an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

Assemblyman Troy Singleton

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NJ Now Requires Doctor’s Note For Handicapped Parking Permit Renewals

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By David Madden

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — A new law takes effect in New Jersey today that requires those using handicapped placards for parking in the state prove that they are, in fact, disabled.

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State saves sheltered workshops for adults with developmentally disabilities

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By Danielle Camilli Staff writer

The state’s sheltered workshop program will continue after participants and their families rallied the Legislature to keep it in place as an option for adults with disabilities to do meaningful paid jobs in safe and supportive workplaces despite their challenges.

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Bridge Commission introduces budget with no toll increase

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By Danielle Camilli Staff writer

PALMYRA — The Burlington County Bridge Commission has introduced a $28.9 million operating budget that holds tolls at $2 at its Delaware River spans, keeping the cost to cross steady for the 13th year in a row.

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Vainieri Huttle, Burzichelli, Singleton & Coughlin Bill to End Organ Transplant Discrimination Based on Mental, Physical Disability Becomes Law

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Law Inspired by Stratford, NJ Family's Troubles Securing Kidney Transplant for Disabled Three-Year-Old Daughter

(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, John J. Burzichelli, Troy Singleton and Craig Coughlin sponsored to prohibit discrimination against organ transplant candidates because of physical or mental handicaps was signed into law today.

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NJ lawmakers break for summer: A look at some bills that passed and some still in limbo

www.phillyblurbs.com - By David Levinsky

TRENTON — Like students on the last day of school, New Jersey legislators bolted from the Statehouse on Thursday night for a long summer recess.

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Eustace, Singleton, Wagner, Egan & Coughlin Bill to Help Employers Avoid Tax Hike Now Law

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(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Troy Singleton, Connie Wagner, Joseph Egan and Craig J. Coughlin sponsored to help businesses avoid a pending tax increase was signed into law on Friday.

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Assembly Democrats on Continuing Gun Violence Prevention Measures in NJ

In this video press release, Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee Chair Charles Mainor (D-Hudson), committee vice-chair Gilbert L. "Whip" Wilson (D-Camden), committee member Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) and Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) discuss the continuing efforts by Assembly Democrats to enhance and refine the state's gun violence prevention measures.

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Benson, DeAngelo, Eustace, Singleton, Quijano & Wagner Bill to Ensure Honorably Discharged Service Members Receive Full Benefits Heads to Governor's Desk

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(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson, Wayne DeAngelo, Tim Eustace, Troy Singleton, Annette Quijano and Connie Wagner sponsored to ensure ex-service members fully receive their unemployment benefit received final legislative approval Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.

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Benson, DeAngelo, Eustace, Singleton, Quijano & Wagner Bill to Ensure Honorably Discharged Service Members Receive Full Benefits Clears Assembly

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(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson, Wayne DeAngelo, Tim Eustace, Troy Singleton, Annette Quijano and Connie Wagner sponsored to ensure ex-service members fully receive their unemployment benefit was approved Monday by the General Assembly.

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