Friday, March 20, 2015

Thank you

Grateful for the support of my fellow Democrats.
Together we will continue our fight to improve our communities.

Wisniewski, Green, Jasey & Sumter Bill to Require Residential Fire Sprinklers in New Homes Gains Final Legislative Approval

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Jerry Green, Mila Jasey and Shavonda E. Sumter requiring the installation of fire suppression systems in newly-constructed single- and two-family homes passed the Senate 22-13 on Monday, giving it final legislative approval.

Under the bill (A-1698), known as the "New Home Fire Safety Act," a certificate of occupancy would not be issued for a new home until a state or local code enforcement agency determines that the home is equipped with a fire suppression system that meets state standards.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Democratic Bill to Promote Cost-Cutting Small Business Improvements Clears Assembly

Legislation Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway Jr., Paul Moriarty, Jerry Green, Pamela Lampitt and Vincent Mazzeo sponsored to facilitate cost-effective environmentally friendly improvements for small businesses gained approval from the Assembly on Monday.

"Making their locations more energy efficient has the potential to save small businesses thousands of dollars each year," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "This legislation will go a long way toward helping to keep the costs of lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and other similar expenses at a minimum and increasing overall profitability for small businesses in New Jersey."

Green Statement on COAH Decision

Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green, chair of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee, issued the following statement on Tuesday regarding the unanimous decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court to direct disputes over affordable housing requirements to the judiciary rather than the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing:

"While the Supreme Court's decision is indicative of some progress when it comes to affordable housing, this is a sad day for the state of New Jersey. We're reminded that this process could have been avoided entirely if the governor had worked with the legislature to resolve this matter, as the people expect their elected officials to do," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union).