By David Levinsky Staff writer
TRENTON — Measures to help out-of-work veterans and veterans organizations were among the more than two dozen bills Gov. Chris Christie signed into law this week.
Mainor, Singleton & Johnson Bill to Toughen Penalties for Those who Unlawfully Let a Child Possess a Firearm Now Law
Law is Part of Assembly Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Initiative
Legislation Assembly Democrats Charles Mainor, Troy Singleton and Gordon Johnson sponsored to upgrade the penalty for unlawfully selling, giving or transferring a firearm to an underage person is now law.Read more
Lampitt, Singleton, Eustace & Gusciora Measure to Tighten Mental Health Oversight for Gun Owners Signed into Law
Legislation is Part of Assembly's Comprehensive Anti-Gun Violence Initiative
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Troy Singleton, Tim Eustace and Reed Gusciora to tighten mental health oversight for gun owners has been signed into law.Read more
Singleton, Oliver, Eustace, Spencer, Sumter & Caride “Anti Gun Trafficking Act of 2013” to Toughen Penalties for Gun Trafficking Now Law
Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Troy Singleton, Speaker Sheila Oliver, Assemblyman Tim Eustace, Assemblywoman Grace Spencer, Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter and AssemblywomanRead more
By Chris Bishop
RIVERSIDE — Diane Chambers, a retired schoolteacher from New York, always dreamed of owning her own home.Read more
Prieto, Jimenez, Benson, Singleton & Moriarty Bill to Support Veterans' Organizations Hit Hard by Economy Now Law
(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vincent Prieto, Angelica M. Jimenez, Daniel R. Benson, Troy Singleton and Paul D. Moriarty that would make way for veterans' organizations to use the net proceeds from games of chance to support their organizational expenses has been signed into law.Read more
Tucker, Conaway, Singleton, DeAngelo & Lampitt Bill to Help NJ Veterans Secure Employment in Emergency Medical Services Signed Into Law
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra G. Tucker, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Troy Singleton, Wayne P. DeAngelo and Pamela R. Lampitt to help veterans transition into employment opportunities that will enable them to use the skills acquired during their military service has been signed into law.Read more
Benson, DeAngelo, Eustace, Singleton, Quijano & Wagner Bill to Ensure Honorably Discharged Service Members Receive Full Benefits Becomes Law
(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 has been signed into law today.Read more
By Troy Singleton
When Rutgers University’s Board of Governors voted last month to raise tuition 3.3 percent amid student outcry, the university’s vice president for budgeting, Nancy Winterbauer, said, “I know lots of them are struggling. But we’re a public institution where state funding is flat — it’s at the level it was in the ’90s — and we simply can’t provide the quality of an education that our students need without raising tuition.”Read more
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:
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