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Singleton & Advocates Call for Renewed Action on ‘Lisa’s Law’ At Start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Reintroducing Bill after Long-Delayed Report Finally Issued by Executive Branch

(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) issued a multimedia package Thursday of a news conference he held with domestic violence prevention advocates in which he criticized a long-delayed report from the Executive Branch and promised to reintroduce domestic violence monitoring legislation, colloquially known as “Lisa’s Law.”

“Lisa’s Law” was a groundbreaking measure Singleton sponsored last year that would have authorized New Jersey courts to order GPS monitoring of certain domestic violence offenders and would have required victims be notified when the offender was within a certain proximity.

 

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Singleton Will Reintroduce Lisa's Law

A New Jersey lawmaker plans to again push for a law to let judges order electronic monitoring of domestic violence offenders and notify victims when an offender is nearby.

Governor Christie conditionally vetoed Lisa's Law in January, putting it on hold while the state attorney general determined whether the monitoring technology was available.

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2 N.J. assemblymen re-introduce bill monitoring domestic abuse offenders

Two South Jersey assemblymen re-introduced a bill Thursday that would create a pilot program for monitoring domestic violence offenders — despite a report by the Attorney Generals Office that raises concerns about cost and how it would work.

The bill’s sponsors, Assemblymen Troy Singleton, D-Burlington, and Ron Dancer, R-Ocean, say they still believe there’s a way to use a GPS monitoring program to protect victims and alert them when an offender is close by. Both the victim and offender would have to be equipped with a GPS device.

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Assembly committee cracks down on corporate tax-avoidance structure

An Assembly committee approved a Democrat-backed bill Thursday that would prevent the state or an independent authority from contracting a company that is structured to avoid paying taxes by having their corporate headquarters overseas.

The Commerce and Economic Development Committee voted 7-3, splitting along party lines, to pass the bill out of committee.

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Assembly wants tax data restored to N.J. site

Looking to restore some transparency, the New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill directing the state to post online a complete summary of property tax data online every year.

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Veto override of debt report bill falls short in Assembly

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s more than five-year record of never having any veto overturned by the Democratic-controlled Legislature remained intact Monday, as an attempt to override his veto of a bill to expand an annual debt report failed to garner enough support.

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State Assembly Targets Governor’s Suppression of Rebate Data

Legislation would require Christie administration to publish town-by-town data on net property taxes it removed from state’s website

Responding to the Christie administration’s controversial decision to delete town-by-town information on property tax rebates that had been published on the state’s website for 15 years, the state Assembly voted overwhelmingly yesterday to require the state to resume posting data that would show how much net property taxes grow each year.

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Legislation would require property tax data disclosure

Legislation to require the state to annually post complete property tax data was approved 72-1 Monday by the Assembly and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

The bill comes after the Christie administration this year deleted property tax data traditionally found on the Department of Community Affairs web site. The information detailed Christie’s cuts to property tax relief that have resulted in a net property tax increase of about 20 percent.

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N.J. Assembly fails to override Christie veto of bill requiring detailed data on borrowing

Six months ago, every Republican in the state Assembly voted for a bill that would have required more detailed reporting by the state about the long-term impact of its soaring debt. The bill passed unanimously.

But Governor Christie, a fellow Republican, vetoed the measure, calling any such debt analysis “highly speculative.”

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Dems fail to pry sufficient number from abstemious GOP caucus to pass debt report bill

TRENTON - The Assembly this afternoon could not summon the necessary votes to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of A961, as Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) prevented Democrats - some of them outraged - from peeling away an adequate number of his caucus members.

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