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Bipartisan Bill to Extend Permit Expiration Dates Gains Assembly Approval

The General Assembly on Thursday approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jerry Green, John Burzichelli, Troy Singleton, Gordon Johnson, Patrick Diegnan and Paul Moriarty to extend expiration dates for certain state and local permits. The measure passed 67-0-8.

"As a result of the recent recession, once-approved permits are in danger of expiring or lapsing because gaining permit extensions is difficult and costly, and developers do not have the resources to obtain extensions," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "By extending permits with this bill, we can prevent a waste of public and private resources."

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Assembly Democratic Legislative Package to Reform NJ's Expungement Laws Clears Assembly

A two-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jerry Green, Grace L. Spencer, Reed Gusciora, Gordon Johnson, John F. McKeon, Thomas Giblin, Benjie Wimberly, Charles Mainor, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Annette Quijano, Gilbert "Whip" Wilson and Cleopatra Tucker to reform New Jersey's expungement laws was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

"Expungement offers an incentive against recidivism. It gives people who currently have little chance of finding legal employment the opportunity to leave past mistakes behind them, find a job and be productive," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "The fact of the matter is, the system is working against those individuals who have served their time and want to change and do better."

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Andrzejczak, Mazzeo, Johnson, Pinkin & DeAngelo Bill to Require DMVA to Encourage NJ Service Members to Register with the V.A. Continues Advancing

Assembly approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Bob Andrzejczak, Vince Mazzeo, Gordon Johnson, Nancy Pinkin and Wayne DeAngelo to require the state to encourage returning service members to register with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and to facilitate the registration continues advancing.

"Returning veterans deserve support and access to every resource we can provide and, by encouraging them to register we will be able to do just that," said Andrzejczak (D-Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)...

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Assembly Panel Releases Johnson, Mainor & Wilson Bill to Expand Access to DNA Testing & Exonerate the Wrongfully Convicted

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen), Charles Mainor (D-Hudson) and Whip Wilson (D-Camden/Gloucester) to help clear the wrongfully convicted by allowing anyone who convicted of a crime to request DNA testing was released Monday by an Assembly committee.

New Jersey is one of 14 states with an incarceration requirement in their post-conviction DNA testing statutes, meaning only those who are currently incarcerated can file a motion for DNA testing. The bill (A-1678) would allow any person who has been convicted of a crime to make such a motion.

"Thanks to DNA testing, we have seen a number of individuals exonerated after years, sometimes decades spent behind bars for crimes they did not commit," said Johnson. "Sadly, under current state law, an innocent person who is on probation or parole does not have the same access to the technology that can help clear their name and restore their dignity. This bill would open access to DNA testing to these individuals, so they can stop living under the shadow of guilt and finally be free."

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Assembly Democratic Bill to Reform NJ's Expungement Laws Released by Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jerry Green, Grace L. Spencer, Reed Gusciora, Gordon Johnson, John F. McKeon, Thomas Giblin, Benjie Wimberly, Charles Mainor, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Annette Quijano to reform New Jersey's expungement laws was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

"Expungement offers an incentive against recidivism. It gives people who currently have little chance of finding legal employment the opportunity to leave past mistakes behind them, find a job and be productive," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "The fact of the matter is, the system is working against those individuals who have served their time and want to change and do better."

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