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Tucker, Singleton, Eustace, Lampitt, Greenwald & Wisniewski Bill to Allow Temporary Professional Licensure for Qualified Military Spouses Advances
Bill Would Help Professional Licensed Spouses Return to Work Sooner After Relocation(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Troy Singleton, Timothy Eustace, Pamela Lampitt, Lou Greenwald and John Wisniewski that would allow nonresident military spouses to seek temporary licensure from certain professional and occupations licensing boards upon moving to New Jersey was released today by a Senate Panel.
The bill (A-3427) would provide a "nonresident military spouse" an opportunity to seek a one-year temporary licensure with option to apply for an extension at the end of the year. Under the bill, a "nonresident military spouse" is defined as a spouse of an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces who has been transferred to the state or has moved to the state on a permanent change-of-station basis. Nine states have passed and signed into law similar legislation.
"This is an opportunity for the state to help military families bridge the employment gap when transferred and see little disruption in earning an income for their family," said Tucker (D-Essex). "In a year or two-year time, if the individual has permanently relocated to New Jersey, this temporary license will give them time to seek permanent licensure while continuing to make a living."
Assembly Approves Wisniewski Measure to Allow Voluntary Contributions to Rutgers Oral History Archives on NJ Income Tax ReturnsSAYREVILLE, NJ -- Legislation sponsored by Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) to allow New Jersey income taxpayers to make voluntary contributions to the Rutgers Oral History Archives on their state income tax returns passed the Assembly today.
"The Rutgers Oral History is an invaluable source of information about the experiences of New Jersey's veterans and of the burdens faced by the families they left at home," said Assemblyman Wisniewski. "This bill will raise awareness about the archives and help preserve the first-hand experiences and stories of these people who have witnessed and helped shape our history."
Wisniewski Legislation to Address Misclassification of Employees Passes AssemblySAYREVILLE, NJ -- Legislation sponsored by Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) to address the problem of employee misclassification was passed today by the New Jersey State Assembly. The bill, A1578, is a response to the chronic problem of employers who misclassify employees as contractors resulting in lost state revenues.
"The misclassification of employees improperly deprives employees of protections provided under state and federal law and creates an uneven playing field for law-abiding companies that currently operate under a competitive disadvantage compared to their industry-peers who misclassify," said Assembly Wisniewski. "This bill will address the inequities that exist under the current system."