The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is responsible for monitoring issues that affect parks, farmland preservation, water resources and the growing agricultural industry.
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Wimberly and Lampitt Introduce Legislation to Deter Dog Attacks, Strengthen NJ Leash and Fencing Laws

Bill Drafted in Response to Numerous Dog Mauling Incidents in the State Involving Large Breed Dogs
(TRENTON) - Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly and Pamela Lampitt have recently introduced legislation, known as the "Responsible Dog Ownership Act" to strengthen dog leashing and fencing laws in New Jersey for large breed dogs.

"To lose a child or anyone as a result of an unrestrained, unsupervised animal is unconscionable and must be prevented in everyway we can in the future," said Wimberly (D-Bergen Passaic). "A 'Beware of the Dog' sign will simply not cut it any longer. A large breed dog can be a challenge for any average sized adult to defend themselves against. A child or an elderly person has little to no chance of defense against a raging, uncontrolled animal."

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Monday - Assembly Budget Committee to consider Military and Veterans' Affairs, Banking and Insurance and Agriculture spending

The Assembly Budget Committee will meet on Monday to consider proposed spending for the Departments of Military and Veterans' Affairs, Banking and Insurance and Agriculture.

The hearings will begin at 10 a.m. in Committee Room 11 on the 4th Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton...

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