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Committee Advances Connors, Rumpf & Gove Bill To Assist First-Time Home-Buying Veterans

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove that would permit a portion of municipal development trust funds to be spent on housing affordability assistance to veterans was released by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Asm. Brian E. Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne C. Gove sponsor a measure that would help veterans purchase their first homes with down payment assistance grants from municipal development trust funds. (©iStock)

The 9th District Legislators made the following remarks upon the Senate’s passage of their veterans’ initiative, S-957:

“Simply, the intent of our bipartisan legislation is to help first-time home-buying veterans realize the dream of owning their own homes, which as we all know can be financially challenging in this state.

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Consequences of NJ’s Illegal Alien Driver’s License Law Will Detrimentally Impact Legal Citizens

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Sanctuary State Policies Forcing the Hand of ICE and Homeland Security

Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove remarked on two major developments involving illegal immigration likely to impact New Jersey residents:

Connors, Rumpf & Gove remarked on two major developments involving illegal immigration likely to impact New Jersey residents. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Extremists committed to establishing New Jersey as a sanctuary state are setting up our state for large-scale problems that legal, law-abiding taxpayers will ultimately foot the bill for in the end.

“While New Jersey is rolling out the red carpet for illegal aliens with taxpayer-funded entitlements, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents recently arrested 115 persons caught in New Jersey in a five-day sweep. The sweep included a Brazilian national wanted in his home country for murder. According to a press release issued by ICE, “This targeted enforcement action focuses on the arrest of individuals convicted of serious crimes and are a threat to public safety.”

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Committee Advances Connors, Rumpf & Gove Bill to Enhance Megan’s Law

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The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee advanced a Megan’s Law legislative initiative (S-205) introduced by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove to enhance the community notification process.

The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee advanced a Megan’s Law legislative initiative introduced by Connors, Rumpf & Gove to enhance the community notification process. (©iStock)

Under the 9th District delegation’s legislation, the State Attorney General would be required to establish a means for providing e-mail notifications when a sex offender listed on the Internet registry registers a new address in a different county or zip code from the offender’s previous address.

Connors, Rumpf and Gove issued the following statement regarding the committee’s advancement of their Megan’s Law initiative:

“Community notification is the core purpose of Megan’s Law in the overall effort to safeguard our communities against sexual predators.

“To be more effective, we’re proposing to upgrade Megan’s Law by instituting the use of e-mail notifications which would help in addressing complications encountered by law enforcement due to the transient nature of sexual offenders. Residents could stay better informed if they received e-mail notifications in instances when a registered sex offender moves to a new address.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Committee Assignments Cover Veterans, Health, Seniors, Federal Relations, & Higher Education

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Rumpf and Gove Named as Policy Co-Chairs to Assembly Republican Caucus

9th District Legislators Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have received their committee assignments for the 2020-2021 Legislative Session.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove have received their committee assignments for the 2020-2021 Legislative Session. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Connors will once again serve on the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Assemblyman Rumpf will continue serving on the Assembly Health Committee and the Assembly Regulatory Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee. Assemblywoman Gove will be returning to both the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee as well as the Assembly Higher Education Committee. The Assemblywoman will be taking on a new assignment by joining the newly formed Assembly Senior Services Committee.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Common Interest Community Bill S-2425 Stopped from Becoming Law

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove responded to Governor Murphy’s decision to pocket veto the common interest community bill (S-2425) which was opposed by the 9th District delegation and thousands of their constituents.

Asm. Brian Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne Gove testifying against common interest community legislation (S-2425) during a hearing of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee in Trenton on Dec. 5, 2019. (NJ Assembly GOP)

The legislation’s stated purpose was to consolidate certain laws applicable to all types of common interest communities, a term defined to encompass planned communities with homeowners associations, condominiums, and cooperatives.

“The Majority Party Legislative Leadership decided to ignore the thousands of residents living in age-restricted communities, who our delegation stood shoulder-to-shoulder with in firmly opposing this very unpopular legislation that passed in Lame Duck in the 11th hour on the last day of the legislative session.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Bill Exempting Disabled Vets from Paying Beach Buggy Permit Fee Signed Into Law

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Disabled veterans will now be exempted from paying beach buggy permit fees under legislation authored by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove that was recently signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.

Disabled veterans have been exempted from paying beach buggy permit fees under a newly enacted law that was authored by Connors, Rumpf & Gove. (SenateNJ.com)

Under the law, a disabled veteran is defined as a State resident who has been honorably discharged from any branch of the United States Armed Forces and has been declared by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as having a service-connected disability of any degree.

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District 9 Lawmakers React to Gov’s 2020 State of the State

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: End the Extreme Policies That Are Driving People Out of the State

Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove offered the following remarks in response to Governor Murphy’s 2020 State of the State address:

Following Gov. Murphy’s State of the State address, Connors, Rumpf & Gove said the Governor should end the extreme policies that are driving people out of New Jersey. (SenateNJ.com)

“The last two-plus years have proved to be extremely aggravating for many of our constituents who watch as the cost of living in this state only gets higher as a direct result of Trenton’s extreme policies.

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9th District Delegation’s “Combat to College Act” Signed into Law

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Legislation prime-sponsored by Senator Christopher Connors and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove entitled the “Combat to College Act,” which would grant priority course registration to military service members and veterans attending public institutions of higher education, was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne Gove’s bill providing priority registration to college courses for military members and veterans has been signed into law. (©iStock)

“No one is more deserving of special consideration in college course registration than our veterans in view of their sacrifices as well as the scheduling complications that can, sometimes, arise due to their military service obligations. Veterans deserve to be moved to the front of the line.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Bill Exempting Disabled Vets From Paying Beach Buggy Permit Fee Clears Appropriation Panel

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Legislation introduced by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove that would exempt disabled veterans from beach buggy permit fees was advanced by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Legislation introduced by Connors, Rumpf and Gove that would exempt disabled veterans from beach buggy permit fees was advanced by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. (©iStock)

The legislation, S-1703 and A-715, passed the Senate unanimously in June 2019.

The Delegation issued the following statement:

“The idea for this legislation was brought to our Delegation’s attention by a constituent, Mr. Joseph Dolobacs, to whom we are grateful not only for his service and sacrifice to our country but also for his advocacy on behalf of his fellow veterans.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove to Committee Chairs: Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens Undermines Rule of Law

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As vehement opponents of sanctuary state policies, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are continuing their effort to defeat legislation that would allow persons in the country illegally to obtain a New Jersey driver’s license.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove maintain an online petition opposing Gov. Murphy’s sanctuary state policies, including driver’s licenses for illegals, that has been signed more than 21,000 times. (Wikimedia Commons)

The 9th District delegation recently sent the following letter to the chairpersons of the committees that S-3229 and A-4743 were referenced to upon introduction:

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