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Singleton, Burzichelli, Caputo, Conaway & Lagana Bill to Protect Elderly from Financial Exploitation Released by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, John Burzichelli, Ralph Caputo, Herb Conaway M.D. and Joseph Lagana to a create specific crime of financially exploiting elderly persons in New Jersey was released on Thursday by an Assembly panel.
"Financial crimes against the elderly are under-recognized criminal acts with devastating consequences for our most vulnerable residents," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "We will not stand for it in New Jersey. This legislation strengthens the law to punish those who exploit our seniors..."
Caputo, Mazzeo, Burzichelli & Mukherji Bill to Help Clear Way for Sports Betting in NJ Advanced by Assembly Committee
Directive issued by governor last month allowing sports wagering in state without fear of criminal prosecution has been challenged by pro sports leagues & NCAAAs the legal battle to bring sports betting to New Jersey continues, an Assembly panel on Thursday released legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Ralph Caputo (D-Essex), Vincent Mazzeo (D-Atlantic), John Burzichelli (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) to rescind New Jersey's ban on sports betting and reinforce the state's legal argument.
"The gaming industry in New Jersey is struggling. Allowing sports betting in our casinos and racetracks can give the industry a much needed boost," said Caputo, who chairs the Assembly Tourism and Gaming committee, which released the bill. "The third circuit court made it clear there was nothing in New Jersey law preventing the state from repealing its sports wagering ban. Lifting the ban helps us clear yet another hurdle in the ongoing battle to finally bring sports betting to the state."
***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Andrzejczak, Mazzeo, Burzichelli & Wilson Bill to Allow Recreational Activity Such as Youth Soccer on Pinelands Protected Land Approved by Assembly
Bill Stems from Refusal to Allow Youth Soccer on Hammonton FarmLegislation Assembly Democrats Sgt. Robert Andrzejczak, Vince Mazzeo, John Burzichelli and Whip Wilson sponsored to allow recreational activity such as youth soccer on lands protected by Pinelands development restrictions -- a bill prompted by the Pinelands Commission's recent refusal to allow a farm owner in South Jersey to host youth soccer tournaments on the grounds -- was approved 67-2-1 Monday by the Assembly.
The bill (A-3257) provides that a recreational use would be allowed on lands that are subject to a Pinelands development credit deed restriction and located within an agricultural production area in the Pinelands area. For a recreational use to qualify under the bill, the recreational use must involve only minimal or temporary impact on the agricultural or horticultural use of the lands, not include the development of any permanent structures on any lands in agricultural or horticultural use and be of a temporary nature.