New Jersey Assembly
The bills would prohibit employers, colleges and universities from requiring current or prospective employees or students to disclose user names or passwords for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
A measure approved Friday in a New Jersey Assembly committee requires parents and teens to attend a driver’s education class if the child is to obtain a license.
Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, who sponsored the bill, said the increase would help thousands of impoverished families make ends meet and would jumpstart local economies
Cheers erupted Thursday as the vote was announced, 42-33 in favor. The state Assembly passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage just days after the Senate did the very same thing.
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick of Westfield succeeds Assemblyman Alex DeCroce, who collapsed and died at the statehouse in Trenton following a marathon session last week.
The divisive bill passed 46-32 with support from all Republicans who were present and a smattering of Democrats.
Legislation aimed at helping New Jersey consumers get instant rebates will go before the full Assembly this week.
Legislation that would create special license plates for parents and close relatives of American troops killed while serving their country will go before a New Jersey Assembly panel on Monday.