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Connors & Van Drew Named To South Jersey “Veterans’ Hospital Task Force”

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In a jointly issued statement, Senator Jeff Van Drew and Senator Christopher J. Connors of the 1st and 9th Legislative Districts announced that they have been appointed by the Senate legislative leadership to serve on the “New Jersey Veterans’ Hospital Task Force,” which was established through legislation recently signed into law by Governor Christie.

Senator Van Drew and Senator Connors, who both serve on the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee, were the prime sponsors of the legislative initiative to form the Task Force, which will be charged with studying and evaluating and developing recommendations relating to the construction and operation of a veterans’ health care facility in southern New Jersey.

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Committee Advances Connors, Rumpf & Gove Bill Authorizing Towns to Offer Free Beach Badges to Military Personnel

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The Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee has advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove that would allow municipalities to provide free or reduced-fee beach badges to active military and New Jersey National Guard personnel, as well as their spouses and children over the age of 12.

The 9th District Lawmaker’s legislation (S-114) seeks to amend current law, which only authorized municipalities to provide free or reduced beach badges to persons 65 or older and certain disabled individuals. Existing law also provides that children under the age of 12 cannot be charged for beach badges.

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DOT Responds to 9th District Delegation’s Call for Expediting Safety Improvements at Route 9-Barnegat Blvd. Intersection

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) has responded to a request made by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove to expedite planned safety modifications for the Route 9-Barnegat Boulevard Intersection. The 9th District Delegation wrote to DOT Commissioner James S. Simpson on January 14 of this year, at the request of the Barnegat Township Committee.

In a letter sent today, the 9th District Delegation apprised Mayor Jeff Melchiondo and the Township Committee of the following announcement by the DOT:

“Please be advised that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) has responded to our Delegation’s January 14, 2011 letter sent on behalf of Barnegat Township requesting that all necessary measures be taken in order to expedite safety modifications needed at the Route 9 and Barnegat Boulevard North intersection. The Department’s letter has been enclosed for your review and reference.

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9th District Delegation Informs Area School Districts About State Police Gang Awareness Presentation

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In letters sent out to each school district of the 9th Legislative District, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove are informing local school superintendents about gang activity seminars that are offered by the New Jersey State Police (NJSP). The 9th District Legislators recently received a briefing from the State Police on gang activity in the area and around the state.

In their letter to the superintendents, the 9th District Delegation made the following remarks:

“In response to the growing concern over gang violence, our Delegation recently met with members of the New Jersey State Police who provided a comprehensive briefing on the status of gang activity in our state. During the briefing, information was presented to us that we feel would be beneficial to your school district in addressing this serious societal and criminal issue now increasingly confronting parents, educators and law enforcement.

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9th District Delegation Measure Establishing NJ Veterans’ Hospital Task Force Now Law

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Governor Chris Christie has signed into law legislation prime-sponsored by Senator Christopher J. Connors to establish the “New Jersey Veterans’ Hospital Task Force.” The legislation creating the Task Force was also sponsored by Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove.

Once staffed, the Task Force will study, evaluate and make recommendations related to the construction and operation of a veterans’ health care facility in southern New Jersey. The Task Force will be comprised of 18 members that will include the Adjutant General of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services. Eight members appointed by the Governor will include prominent veteran leaders from across the State.

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Committee Advances 9th District Delegation Bill to Provide Free State Park Admission, Hunting & Fishing Licenses to Veterans

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The Assembly Appropriations Committee has advanced legislation (A-2695) sponsored by 9th District Legislators Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove to expand existing law whereby disabled veterans would be entitled to free admission to State parks and forests.

The measure would also offer certain other military personnel free admission to State parks and forests, as well as free hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, permits, stamps, tags and certificates. Senator Christopher J. Connors is the prime sponsor of similar legislation (S-113) that is presently awaiting action in the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

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Gold Star Veteran Measure Co-Sponsored by 9th District Delegation Signed into Law by Governor

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Legislation that authorizes special Gold Star Family motor vehicle license plates for family members of military personnel who died while on active duty has been signed into law by Governor Christie. Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove were cosponsors of the legislation (S-2192) that passed the Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Under the new law, those family members who would be eligible include a spouse, parent, brother, sister, child, legal guardian or other legal custodian, whether of whole or half blood or by adoption. Application to the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) must be accompanied by satisfactory proof that the applicant is a family member of a member of the armed services who died while on active duty.

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Major Development on EMS Legislation Affecting Local Volunteer Squads

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Legislation aimed at making wholesale changes to New Jersey’s emergency services system was amended to remove a provision opposed by the 9th District Delegation that would have required two EMTs to staff an ambulance operated by a basic life support first aid, rescue, or ambulance squad. The legislation, A-2095, which is the companion measure of S-818, was recently considered by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.

In response to serious concerns raised by local volunteer EMS squads, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove urged in testimony submitted to the Committee that the provision be removed. Local squads feared that the two-EMTs-per-ambulance requirement would force volunteer squads to disband.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Contact DOT on Route 9-Barnegat Blvd. Intersection

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Responding to concerns raised by the Barnegat Township Governing Body, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have contacted the state about expediting planned safety modifications for the Route 9-Barnegat Boulevard Intersection.

In a letter written to New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner James Simpson, the 9th District Legislators made the following remarks:

“Through this communication our Delegation is urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to take all necessary measures in order to expedite safety modifications needed at the Route 9 and Barnegat Boulevard North intersection. This urgent request is being sent on behalf of the Governing Body of Barnegat Township which continues to be deeply concerned over safety issues associated with the traffic signal and traffic design of the intersection.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Measure to Create State Contract Set-Aside Program for Veteran-Owned Businesses Passes Both Houses

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove of the 9th Legislative District that would establish a set-aside program whereby three percent of all State contracts would be set aside for veteran-owned businesses was passed today by both the Senate and Assembly. The measure will now head to the Governor’s desk for signature.

The 9th District Delegation issued the following statement regarding the passage of their veterans’ initiative (S-2314/A-3308):

“We are extremely grateful for the bipartisan sponsorship and substantial support for our legislative initiative that we believe will provide a well deserved economic benefit to our veterans.

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