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Bipartisan Bill to Extend Permit Expiration Dates Gains Assembly ApprovalThe 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."
Singleton, Caputo, Jasey, Lagana & Quijano Bill to Strengthen Consumer Protections against Security Breaches Clears AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Ralph Caputo, Mila Jasey, Joseph Lagana and Annette Quijano to ensure that consumers are informed of security breaches made to their account was approved 75-0 Monday by the Assembly. Between 2005 and 2014, there have been 4,695 breaches exposing 633 million records, according to the nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center. The average cost of a breach to an organization is estimated at $3.5 million.
"Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "What we have learned from the recent security breaches at major retailers is that they can happen to anywhere and to virtually any company, large or small. It is essential for consumers to be kept informed of data breaches so that they can take the necessary steps to protect their information..."
Assembly Panel Advances Schaer & Singleton Bill to End Revenue Disputes, Create More Accurate Budget Forecasting ProcessLegislation sponsored by Assemblymen Gary Schaer and Troy Singleton to end state revenue disputes and improve the budget forecasting process was advanced by an Assembly panel on Thursday.
The bill (A-3620) would establish a joint legislative and executive branch New Jersey Revenue Advisory Board in order to provide consensus revenue forecasting advice for state budget purposes.
Gusciora, Singleton & Lagana Bill to Toughen Penalty for Crimes of Strangulation in Domestic Violence Cases Clears Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon), Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) and Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) to raise the penalty for the crime of strangulation in domestic violence cases was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
"This is a violent tactic often used against domestic violence victims by their abusers. It can have a debilitating psychological effect on the victim, and at worse, lead to her death," said Gusciora. "The fact that the harshest punishment for this crime is up to six months in jail and a fine is ludicrous. The risk of serious injury or worse from a strangulation assault warrants a higher penalty."