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Albano & Burzichelli Bill to Better Promote New Jersey Wineries & Farms Advances in Senate(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nelson Albano and John Burzichelli to better promote New Jersey wineries and farms was released Monday by a Senate panel.
The bill (A-2978) would require the Department of Agriculture to post on its web site information on the location and contact information of wineries and farms in New Jersey, along with a link to any other list of wineries posted on the Internet by any other state agency.
"Our wineries carry great potential for increased job creation and economic development throughout our state, so let's embrace that potential and promote wineries and our farms as best we can," said Albano (D-Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland). "It's 2012, so let's make sure we utilize our technological resources as best we can to promote our agricultural heritage."
Burzichelli, Eustace, Albano, Barnes & Quijano Bill to Broaden Protections for Crime Witnesses Advances in SenateMeasure Would Require Crime Witnesses to be Notified of Defendant's Release or Change in CustodyAssembly approved legislation Assembly Democrats John J. Burzichelli, Timothy J. Eustace, Nelson T. Albano, Peter J. Barnes III and Annette Quijano sponsored to require a crime witness to be notified when the offender is released from custody was advanced Thursday by a Senate panel.
"The witness of the crime has just as much right to be notified of changes in the defendant's status as the victim of the crime," said Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). "Especially in the case of violent crimes or domestic violence, both the victim and the witness may be at risk..."