MOSQUERA BILL INCENTIVIZING SMALL BUSINESSES TO CREATE NEW JOBS PASSES ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE

With the State attempting to recover many of the jobs that were lost last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Burzichelli, Daniel Benson and Gabriela Mosquera to establish a New Jobs for New Jersey tax credit program was advanced by the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday. The purpose of the program established by the legislation (A-1679) would be to incentivize… Read More

More Covid Restrictions Lifted Beginning May 19th

Effective May 7th: Outdoor gathering limit increases to 500 individuals Indoor room capacities increase to 50% with a maximum of 250 individuals for private catered events, political gatherings, weddings, funerals, memorial services, and performances. dance floors reopen at private catered events outdoor capacity for large venues (1,000 or more fixed seats) increases to 50% prohibition on indoor bar-side seating will be lifted prohibition on buffets and other self-service foods at restaurants will… Read More

New COVID Capacity Limits Increased

Effective May 10th, indoor room capacities for the following will increase to 50% with a maximum of 250 individuals : private catered events-including weddings and school programs dance floors will be allowed to open at private catered events with masking and social distance requirements political events funerals memorial services performances outdoor carnivals and fairs are permitted to operate at 50% capacity, aligned with other amusement businesses. outdoor capacity for large venues (1,000… Read More

FEMA Funeral Assistance Applications Begins April 12th Inbox

FEMA will be offering financial assistance for funeral expenses to families who have lost someone due to the pandemic.  Beginning April 12th, FEMA will accept applications from those who would like to apply for financial assistance.  Below, please find important information about eligibility requirements and how to apply: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number Applications begin on April 12, 2021 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585 Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central… Read More

Effective April 19th ALL NJ 16+ Eligible For The Vaccine

Today, Governor Murphy announced that beginning April 19th, all 16+ will be eligible for the vaccine. You can find a vaccination site here: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-eligible-recipients  

MORIARTY BILL TO REQUIRE DEALERS TO PAY OFF CONSUMER DEBT ON A TRADE VEHICLE WITHIN 15 DAYS APPROVED BY ASSEMBLY

To avoid leaving customers on the hook for thousands of dollars and potentially having their credit score damaged, dealerships would be required to resolve a customer’s trade-in loan within 15 days of accepting the trade-in under a measure sponsored by Assembly members Paul Moriarty (D- Camden, Gloucester) and Annette Quijano (D-Hudson). The bill passed the full Assembly, 72-0, on Thursday. The impetus for the bill came from an ABC’s “7 On Your… Read More

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase 2 – Application Period Begins March 22

Murphy Administration Announces Second Phase of Rental Assistance Program for New Jersey Residents Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic Program Devotes Approximately $353 Million to Help Low- to Moderate-Income Households, Including the Homeless Recognizing that New Jersey residents continue to need rental assistance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Murphy Administration today announced that the application period for a second phase of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program will open on March 22,… Read More

COMMITTEE ADVANCES MOSQUERA BILL ADDRESSING COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN WHO WITNESS OR ARE PRESENT FOR ACTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera

In recognition of the psychological impact domestic violence can have on children who are present for or witness the act, Assembly Democrats Angela McKnight, Annette Chaparro and Gabriela Mosquera sponsor a bill to notify parents about counseling opportunities for these children and provide further protections for them. Around 80 percent of all domestic assaults are witnessed by minors. Intimate partner violence not only harms the victimized adult, but has a remarkably negative impact on… Read More

COMMITTEE ADVANCES MOSQUERA LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING COMMUNITY INTEGRATION PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

To help victims of domestic violence who have been imprisoned solely for crimes against their abuser, Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Gabriela Mosquera and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsor a bill that would establish a community integration program for these individuals. The legislation was advanced by the Assembly Women and Children Committee on Monday. Under the bill (A-720/S-381), a supervised community reintegration program would be established within the Department of Corrections to help foster… Read More

Indoor and Outdoor Capacity Limited Increased

TRENTON– Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 230, which will increase indoor capacity limits for certain businesses and increase both the general indoor and outdoor gathering limit. These changes will go into effect on Friday, March 19th at 6:00 a.m., aligned with increases in capacity in Connecticut and New York. Executive Order No. 230 will effectuate the following changes: Indoor Businesses The following businesses may increase indoor capacity limits from… Read More