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Benson Bill to Require Motorists to Turn on Interior Lights When Stopped by Law Enforcement Gains Committee OKLegislation Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson sponsored to require drivers who have been pulled over by a law enforcement officer at night or during periods of inclement weather to activate the vehicle's interior light was advanced by an Assembly panel on Thursday.
"A law enforcement officer's job involves facing dangerous - and potentially life-threatening - scenarios on a regular basis. Something as simple as having drivers turn on a car's interior light can help an officer better assess a situation," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "Increasing officers' ability to see the inside of a vehicle ultimately will make it easier for them to fulfill their duty to keep the public safe."
Schaer, DeAngelo, Quijano, & Benson Bill to Establish "Neighborhood Solar Energy Investment Program" Clears Panel
Measure Permits Customers of an Electric Public Utility to Invest in Solar Energy Projects(TRENTON) - An Assembly panel released Thursday legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Wayne DeAngelo, Annette Quijano, and Daniel Benson to allow consumers to participate in solar energy programs and provide a credit to those who do participate in these programs.
"The Neighborhood Solar Energy Investment Program will provide an opportunity for more families to reduce their monthly utility bill and carbon impact through participating in offered solar energy programs," said Schaer (D-Bergen, Passaic). "Making the change to solar energy is an investment in the future. With this legislation, many more residents will see firsthand the benefits of utilizing solar energy in their home."
Assembly Panel Clears Wisniewski, Coughlin, Danielsen & Benson Wind Energy Development Bill(TRENTON) - An Assembly panel on Thursday advanced legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John S. Wisniewski, Craig Coughlin, Joseph Danielsen and Daniel Benson to provide incentives for companies exploring wind energy development.
"Rising electricity costs and environmental concerns urge us to seek new ways to create, conserve and protect our energy resources," said Wisniewski (D-Middlesex). "Wind farms and the production of clean, renewable energy will be keys to creating the sustainable future New Jersey greatly deserves."
Benson & DeAngelo Bill to Help Students Facing a Medical Condition of Family Death to Maintain NJ STARS Scholarships AdvancesLegislation Assemblymen Daniel R. Benson and Wayne P. DeAngelo sponsored to let NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship recipients who suffer a medical condition or death of a parent or spouse to retain their program eligibility was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.
"This is the decent thing to do," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "College is the gateway to a brighter future, and for many students, these scholarships are a lifeline. No one should lose their eligibility because of a medical condition..."