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Burzichelli Bill to Authorize Sale, Possession of Certain Fireworks Clears Assembly, Heads to Governor's Desk

(TRENTON) - Legislation Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli sponsored to allow the sale and possession of sparklers and novelty fireworks in New Jersey was given final legislative approval on Thursday and now heads to the Governor for further consideration.

"The state's ban on buying fireworks doesn't stop people from buying fireworks. It just means people go elsewhere to make the purchase, and the associated tax revenue goes to another state," said Burzichelli (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem). "The majority of states in the nation permit their residents to buy fireworks. Changing the law would allow New Jersey to join them in participating in the $700 million consumer pyrotechnics industry."

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Assembly Bill Package to Support & Promote NJ's Wineries & Vineyards Clears Assembly

Legislative package sponsored by Mazzeo, Andrzejczak and Burzichelli would boost promotion & provide assistance for capital improvements
A legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Bob Andrzejczak and John Burzichelli to support and promote the state's wineries and vineyards was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.

The first bill (A-446), sponsored by Mazzeo, Andrzejczak and Burzichelli, would direct the Department of Transportation (DOT), the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA), and the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) to permit any holder of a plenary winery license or farm winery license to have signs along freeways, interstate highways or toll roads that identify and provide directional information to wineries. The bill would take effect immediately.

"New Jersey has become a destination for wine aficionados," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "It makes economic sense to promote our wineries along our main highways to make them easier to find for tourists, and to reach others who might not be aware of the state's thriving wine industry."

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