The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is responsible for monitoring issues that affect parks, farmland preservation, water resources and the growing agricultural industry.
Democratic Research Aide: Jennifer Taylor
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Burzichelli, Spencer, Fuentes, McKeon, Albano & Andrzejczak Bill Package to Prevent Animal Abuse & Neglect Approved by Assembly
One Bill Was Inspired by Patrick, the Newark Pitbull Who Was Nearly Starved to Death and Thrown Down a Garbage ShuteThe Assembly on Monday approved a two-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Burzichelli, L. Grace Spencer, Angel Fuentes, John F. McKeon, Nelson Albano and Bob Andrzejczak to crack down on animal abuse and neglect.
The first bill (A-798), sponsored by Burzichelli, Spencer and Fuentes, received final legislative approval by a vote of 75-1 and now heads to the Governor's desk. The legislation was inspired by the treatment of Patrick, a pit bull in Newark who was starved to an extremely emaciated condition, placed in a garbage bag, and dropped down a garbage chute in an apartment complex in the city. The dog is now recuperating and being cared for after a maintenance person in the building collecting garbage noticed movement in one of the garbage bags and found the dog still alive inside.
Albano, Riley, Singleton & Burzichelli Legislative Package to Crack Down On Counterfeit 'Jersey Fresh' Products, Promote NJ's Wineries & Farms Clears AssemblyA legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nelson T. Albano, Celeste M. Riley, Troy Singleton and John J. Burzichelli to promote New Jersey's wineries and farms and protect our agricultural products against counterfeits was approved Monday by the Assembly.
The first bill (A-2871), sponsored by Albano, Riley and Singleton, would put some serious teeth into the laws governing the use of the "Jersey Fresh" and similar branding, in an effort to cull counterfeit food products claiming to have New Jersey ingredients...