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Senator Jean Stanfield

Senator Jean Stanfield

Stanfield Legislation Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking Advances Through Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that requires the Attorney General to perform outreach and provide services to victims of human trafficking was approved by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

Sen. Jean Stanfield’s bill instructing the Attorney General’s Office to provide additional support and outreach to victims of human trafficking has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. (Pixabay)

“Anyone can fall victim to the evil criminal networks intertwined with human trafficking, and New Jerseyans are no exception,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Victims of these violent crimes must have the resources necessary to recover emotionally, physically, and financially.”

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Stanfield Legislation Requiring BPU to Open Electrical Grid to New Energy Sources Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that requires the Board of Public Utilities to conduct a study on short-term solutions that would allow additional energy sources to connect to the electrical grid was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Sen. Stanfield’s bill requiring the BPU to find solutions that would allow additional energy sources to connect to the electrical grid was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. (Pixabay)

“New Jersey has ambitious goals to promote and expand renewable energy projects, but the infrastructure must be in place for these initiatives to work,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Our legislation offers four potential solutions that could open segments of the electrical grid that are currently closed to new energy sources and instructs the BPU to identify alternative solutions as well.”

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Committee Clears Stanfield/Bucco Resolution Designating April 14 as “Military Child Appreciation Day”

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Legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Anthony Bucco designating April 14 of each year as “Military Child Appreciation Day” was approved today by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Anthony Bucco designating April 14 of each year as “Military Child Appreciation Day” was approved today by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. (©iStock)

“Children of military service members face many unique responsibilities during their school years,” said Senator Stanfield (R-8). “Between K-12, military children can move to different locations six to nine times, which separates them from family and friends as well as familiar social environments. My legislation will formally recognize these young American heroes for their daily sacrifices and the distinctive challenges they must overcome.”

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Stanfield Legislation Supporting Conservation and Recreation Signed by Governor

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield appropriating almost $65 million to the Department of Environmental Protection for recreation and conservation purposes was signed into law today.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield appropriating almost $65 million to the Department of Environmental Protection for recreation and conservation purposes was signed into law today. (Pixabay)

The bipartisan measure (A-4957/S-3361), also sponsored by Senator Bob Smith, reflects the commitment of taxpayers who voted to fund open space and recreational activities, including boating and camping, with a share of constitutionally dedicated Corporate Business Tax (CBT) revenues.

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Stanfield Bill Supporting Conservation and Recreation Clears Senate, Awaits Governor’s Action

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The Senate today approved bipartisan legislation appropriating almost $65 million to support capital projects and park development on lands administered under the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Endorsed by the Assembly this week, the measure now moves to the Governor’s desk for review.

The Senate approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield that would support boating, camping and recreation in New Jersey with a Constitutionally Dedicated appropriation of $65 million. (Wikimedia Commons)

The bill (A-4957/S-3361), sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield, reflects the interest of taxpayers who voted to support open space and recreational activities, including boating and camping, with a share of constitutionally dedicated Corporate Business Tax (CBT) revenues.

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Stanfield Bill Bolstering Outdoor Recreation Advances

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Bipartisan legislation supporting capital projects and park development on lands administered under the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was approved today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield supporting boating, camping and park development on lands administered under the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. (Pixabay)

The bill (S-3361), sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield, appropriates almost $65 million to DEP from constitutionally dedicated Corporate Business Tax (CBT) revenues for recreation and conservation purposes.

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Oroho/Stanfield: State Board of Education Must Stop Hiding Behind Pandemic to Deny Parents Access to Important Meetings

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Senate Republicans Call for State Board to Resume Meeting In Person and Allow Public Attendance, Comments

Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho and Senator Jean Stanfield blasted the State Board of Education for continuing to deny the public direct access to its meetings under the guise of “ongoing public health concerns.”

Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho and Senator Jean Stanfield blasted the State Board of Education for continuing to deny the public direct access to its meetings under the guise of ‘ongoing public health concerns.’ (©iStock)

“While the Legislature, local boards of education, and town councils are all back to regular in-person meetings without issue, the State Board of Education continues to use the pandemic as an excuse to meet virtually and limit public access,” said Oroho (R-24). “Parents want and deserve the opportunity to attend and participate in State Board of Education meetings where controversial policies that impact every student across New Jersey are considered and adopted. The only reason for the State Board to keep meeting virtually is to prevent parents from having a strong voice in the process.”

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Stanfield Bill Honoring Combat Veterans Earns Support

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that would launch a special license plate recognizing the sacrifices of military members who served in combat was endorsed today by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that would launch a special license plate recognizing the sacrifices of military members who served in combat was endorsed by the Senate Transportation Committee. (Flickr)

“These plates are a very respectful way of honoring the brave men and women who volunteered to serve our nation and risked their lives in combat action,” said Stanfield (R-8). “The freedoms we all enjoy as Americans depend on the contributions of courageous service members who answer the call when trouble breaks out around the globe. The special plates will serve as public reminders that many of our nation’s heroes reside in our hometowns here in New Jersey.”

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Stanfield, Torrissi & Umba Collecting Christmas Candy Bags for Foster Children

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Senator Jean Stanfield and assembly members Michael Torrissi and Brandon Umba are aiming to brighten the holiday season for foster children for their District Day of Service in December.

Sen. Jean Stanfield, Asm. Michael Torrissi, and Asm. Brandon Umba are collecting candy that they will put in holiday bags to support Foster the Family’s yearly ‘Breakfast with Santa’ Christmas Party. (Pixabay)

The 8th District Legislators are collecting candy that they will put in holiday bags to support nonprofit Foster the Family’s yearly ‘Breakfast with Santa’ Christmas Party.

“Every kid deserves to have a special Christmas. Foster the Family makes sure that happens for children who are in disadvantaged and difficult situations. We’re honored to be in a situation where we can help them give back,” Stanfield said.

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Senate Clears Stanfield Resolution that Would Update Funding for Environmental Infrastructure Projects

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The New Jersey Senate advanced bipartisan legislation today sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that would approve the updated Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Plan of the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (NJIB).

The New Jersey Senate advanced legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield that would approve the updated FY2023 Financial Plan of the NJIB. (Pixabay)

“Without the modified financing provided by this bill, these expensive, but necessary environmental infrastructure projects could be postponed for years,” said Stanfield (R-8). “This funding will make sure everything is completed in a timely manner and will protect the flow of clean drinking water to communities throughout the state.”

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