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Senator Christopher Connors

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Praise Senate’s Passage of Senior Community Immunity Bill

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove praised the Senate’s passage of legislation to protect senior communities from potentially expensive pandemic-related lawsuits.

Specifically, the legislation (S-3584) would prohibit any causes of action for damages arising from a COVID-19 exposure or transmission on the premises of a planned real estate development. Under the legislation, the immunity would not apply to acts or omissions constituting a crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.

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Assembly Passes Connors, Rumpf & Gove Disabled Veteran Property Tax Relief Measure

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9th District Delegation’s Veterans Initiative Heads to Governor’s Desk

The full General Assembly passed legislation (S-956/A-911) introduced by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove which would extend the current disabled veteran’s property tax exemption to disabled veteran shareholders and their surviving spouses residing in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation.

Legislation sponsored by Connors, Rumpf & Gove to help more veterans qualify for the disabled veteran’s property tax exemption was approved today by the General Assembly. (©iStock)

In July of last year, the full State Senate passed S-956 unanimously. Having passed both Houses of the Legislature, S-956/A-911 has been sent to Governor Murphy’s desk.

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Connors Votes “YES” on COVID Immunity for Senior Communities

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Rumpf & Gove Also Support Protecting Senior Communities from COVID-Lawsuits

As a member of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee, Senator Christopher Connors voted “YES” on legislation to protect senior communities from expensive pandemic-related lawsuits.

The legislation, S-3584, would prohibit any causes of action for damages arising from a COVID-19 exposure or transmission on the premises of a planned real estate development. Under the legislation, the immunity would not apply to acts or omissions constituting a crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.

Fellow 9th District legislative representatives Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove also support the legislation and intend to vote “YES” if and when S-3584 and the identical companion measure, A-4979, are considered by the Assembly.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove to Governor: Senior Communities Need Clarification on Opening Clubhouses and Swimming Pools

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on Governor Murphy’s administration to improve communications with age-restricted communities regarding the easing of COVID-related restrictions.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove are calling on Governor Murphy’s administration to improve communications with age-restricted communities regarding the easing of COVID-related restrictions. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District legislators are responding to inquiries from residents of age-restricted communities who want answers on when their community club houses and pools can open.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Oppose Bill Prohibiting Law Enforcement at Polling Places

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9th District Delegation Calls Legislation an Affront to Law Enforcement

Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove stand opposed to controversial legislation that would prohibit law enforcement from standing within 100 feet of a polling place or drop box during an election—even if off-duty.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove oppose controversial legislation that would prohibit law enforcement from standing within 100 feet of a polling place or drop box during an election. (©iStock)

Assemblyman Rumpf and Assemblywoman Gove voted against the Assembly version, A-4655, when the legislation was voted on and passed by the Assembly on March 25. Senator Connors intended to vote against the Senate version, S-2923, which was amended on the Senate floor on the same day and remains on Second Reading.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Murphy’s Cut to Ocean County’s Vaccine Supply Is Appalling & Insult to Unvaccinated Seniors

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove called out Governor Murphy’s Administration for cutting vaccine doses to Ocean County, as the County Health Department is set to receive 400 less doses from the previous week, despite the County’s considerable senior population and high demand for the vaccine.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove called out Gov. Murphy’s administration for cutting the number of vaccine doses delivered to Ocean County. (Pixabay)

“The Murphy Administration’s misguided decision to cut Ocean County’s vaccine supply is yet another example of the state’s failed COVID vaccination policies that is undermining the public’s trust in the process. Seniors and veterans deserve priority treatment and the state formula should account for this to allow for more vaccine to be released to Ocean County.

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Committee Advances Connors, Rumpf & Gove Disabled Veteran Property Tax Relief Measure

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove which would extend the current disabled veteran’s property tax exemption to disabled veteran shareholders and their surviving spouses residing in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation was approved by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee on March 15.

Legislation sponsored by Connors, Rumpf & Gove to help more veterans qualify for the disabled veteran’s property tax exemption was approved by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. (©iStock)

The full State Senate passed S-956 in July 30 of last year unanimously.

The 9th District Delegation issued the following statement regarding the advancement of their veterans’ legislative initiative (S-956/A-911):

“Corrective action is necessary to amend existing law. Disabled veterans shareholders and their surviving spouses residing in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation that is their legal residence should be eligible to receive the disabled veteran’s property tax exemption.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Massive State Spending in Proposed Budget Should Have Taxpayers and Businesses Very Worried

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove offered the remarks following Governor Phil Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2022 State Budget Address:

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne Gove offered remarks following Gov. Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2022 State Budget Address. (SenateNJ.com)

“The numbers don’t lie. Spending has increased more than 30 percent since Governor’s Murphy’s first year, to the surprise of few. His most recent proposed State Budget is chock full of spending for new programs or increases for existing ones.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens Should Be Delayed Indefinitely – Not Just Until May

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In the best interests of New Jersey residents, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on Governor Phil Murphy to shelve any effort to provide illegal aliens with driver’s licenses.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to shelve any effort to provide illegal aliens with New Jersey driver’s licenses. (SenateNJ.com)

Recently, an announcement was made by the Murphy Administration that the issuance of driver’s licenses for persons in the country illegally would be postponed until May.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: State Should Not Mandate Kindergarteners to Learn About “Sexual Orientation”

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove said today they will vote against legislation that would require school districts to provide instruction on diversity and inclusion, including a focus on sexual orientation, warning that it infringes upon parental rights.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove said they will vote against legislation that would require school districts to provide instruction on diversity and inclusion, including a focus on sexual orientation, warning that it infringes upon parental rights. (©iStock)

The bill, A-4454/S-2781, would require that instruction to be provided to students from kindergarten through 12th grade as part of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

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