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Albano, Benson, Tucker & DeAngelo Bill to Provide Veterans Free or Reduced Admission to NJ's Beaches Advances(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nelson Albano, Daniel Benson, Cleopatra Tucker and Wayne DeAngelo that would allow municipalities to provide veterans free or reduced cost access to beaches was approved recently by a Senate panel.
"Many of our veterans have been hit hard by the economy. The cost of entry may not seem like much, but when you consider the cost of gas and food, it can add up," said Albano (D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland). "Allowing them to enjoy our beaches for free or at a reduced price seems like a small courtesy considering their service."
Greenwald, DeAngelo Legislation Aims to Increase Voter Participation in Future Elections Clears Assembly Panel(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo to give voters a choice in how to cast a ballot in future elections was approved by an Assembly Panel on Monday.
The bill (A-1336) would allow a registered voter to choose to vote by mail-in ballot in all future elections or in future general elections only.
"Providing this option to voters is essential to ensuring that all those who want to participate in the election process can and in a way that is convenient for them," said Greenwald (D-Camden, Burlington). "This legislation would allow voters to choose how they will cast their votes in all upcoming elections without having to worry about filling out an application for a mail-in ballot every year or election."
Stender, Conaway, Gusciora, DeAngelo, Benson & Giblin Bill to Halt Christie from Eliminating Civil Service Protections Advanced by Assembly CommitteeLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Linda Stender, Herb Conaway M.D., Reed Gusciora, Wayne DeAngelo, Daniel R. Benson and Thomas Giblin to prohibit adoption of the Civil Service Commission’s proposed job banding program because it violates the legislative intent established in New Jersey’s constitution was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.
"In order to best serve the public, government requires competent professional employees who are hired through a fair process," said Stender (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset). "Civil service is in place to constitutionally guarantee public access to publicly funded jobs. We must have safeguards in place to ensure that elected or appointed officials do not turn public employment into their own personal hiring agency…"
Burzichelli, DeAngelo Bill to Create New Jersey Cold War Medal Advances(TRENTON)- Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John J. Burzichelli and Wayne P. DeAngelo to create a New Jersey Cold War medal was released by an Assembly Panel on Thursday.
The sponsors note the Cold War as a long and costly struggle between the forces of freedom and democracy led by the United States and the forces of communism led by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The Cold War started after World War II and ended with the collapse of the government of the Soviet Union in December of 1991. Tens of thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines and air force personnel served during this period of crisis and struggle. Some paid with their lives to protect the freedom and democracy we have today.
"American Cold War Veterans deserve special recognition for serving their country and protecting American freedoms," Burzichelli (D-Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem). "These individuals are some of the most unsung men and women in our history.
"It is time for New Jersey to honor their valor and sacrifice."
"Ensuring Cold War Veterans proper recognition for their dedication and service to this country is important to New Jersey," DeAngelo (D-Hamilton). "Members of our military, past and present, make selfless sacrifices to protect the American way of life.