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Senator Jean Stanfield

Senator Jean Stanfield

Stanfield’s Bill Fighting Human Trafficking Becomes Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield to combat human trafficking was signed into law today.

Sen. Jean Stanfield’s bill to disqualify any person convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle was signed into law. (Pixabay)

The new law disqualifies any person convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle. The bipartisan measure, S-356/A3089, also sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal, S-356/A3089, passed the Senate with a 39-0 vote on March 3, and the Assembly approved it 77-0 on March 24.

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Stanfield Resolution Designating Month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” Signed into Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Joseph Cryan designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” and the last full week of April as “Military Child Appreciation Week” was signed into law by Governor Murphy.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” was signed into law. (©iStock)

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

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Legislature Clears Stanfield Resolution Designating Month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month”

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Joseph Cryan designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” and the last full week of April as “Military Child Appreciation Week” was approved today by the New Jersey Senate and Assembly.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Joseph Cryan designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” was approved today by the New Jersey Legislature. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Children of military service members face many unique responsibilities during their school years,” said 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 Resolution Protecting Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crabs Clears Senate

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The Senate today advanced a bipartisan resolution sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield and Senator Bob Smith that would help protect the horseshoe crab population in the Delaware Bay.

The Senate advanced a bipartisan resolution sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield and Sen. Bob Smith that would help protect the horseshoe crab population in the Delaware Bay. (Pixabay)

New Jersey has a moratorium on the harvesting of horseshoe crabs, but the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission ASMFC, which has managed the crab population in the Delaware Bay since 2013, approved a policy change in January that may allow for harvesting female horseshoe crabs.

Stanfield’s resolution (SR-67) urges the ASMFC to continue prohibiting the harvest of female horseshoe crabs, except for research or vaccine development.

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Stanfield’s Measure Fighting Human Trafficking Moves to Gov’s Desk for Review

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After earning approval from the Assembly today, Senator Jean Stanfield’s legislation to combat human trafficking is on the way to the Governor’s desk for consideration.

After earning approval from the Assembly today, Sen. Jean Stanfield’s legislation to combat human trafficking is on the way to the Governor’s desk for consideration. (©iStock)

The bipartisan bill, also sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal (D-11), S-356/A3089, disqualifies any person convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle. Endorsed by the Assembly today, the measure passed the Senate 39-0 on March 3.

“Box trucks, 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles are too often used to secretly shuttle victims to new locations or across state lines,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Human trafficking is a heinous crime conducted in the shadows of every region of our nation.

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Stanfield Resolution Designating Month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” Clears Committee

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Joseph Cryan designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” and the last full week of April as “Military Child Appreciation Week” was approved by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Joseph Cryan designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” was approved by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. (©iStock)

“Children of military service members face many unique responsibilities during their school years,” said 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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Panel Clears Stanfield Bill Incentivizing Businesses to Plug Into Zero Emission Vehicles

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Bill Would Create Tax Credits for Purchasing Commercial Trucks, Elective Vehicle Charging Stations

Bipartisan legislation encouraging New Jersey businesses to adopt zero emission electric vehicles, sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield and Senator Bob Smith, was endorsed today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Bipartisan legislation encouraging New Jersey businesses to adopt zero emission electric vehicles, sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield, was endorsed by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill, S-429, would provide corporation business tax and gross income tax credits to incentivize commercial zero emission vehicle fleet conversions and installation of electric vehicle charging stations.

“The tax credits established by this measure will make it even more attractive for corporations, business owners and residents to embrace the ecological and economic benefits of electric vehicles,” said Stanfield (R-8). “The transition from carbon fuels to renewable electricity for cars and trucks will help clear the air and improve New Jersey’s quality of life.”

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Senate Panel Advances Stanfield Horseshoe Crab Resolution

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A bipartisan resolution sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield and Senator Bob Smith protecting the horseshoe crab population in the Delaware Bay was endorsed today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

A resolution sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield protecting the horseshoe crab population in the Delaware Bay was endorsed by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. (Pixabay)

The resolution (SR-67) urges the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to continue prohibit the harvest of female horseshoe crabs, except for scientific purposes.

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Stanfield Bill Combating Human Trafficking Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield to help combat human trafficking was approved by the Senate this week.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield to help combat human trafficking was approved by the Senate. (Pixabay)

The bipartisan bill also sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal (D-11), S-356, disqualifies any person convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle. The measure was endorsed by the Senate with a vote of 39-0.

“Human trafficking is a heinous crime that is conducted in the shadows of every region of our nation,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Box trucks, 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles are often used to secretly shuttle victims to new towns or across state lines.

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Stanfield Bill Supporting Military Families and Helping Fill Need for Qualified Nurses, Teachers Clears Senate

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Senator Jean Stanfield’s legislation supporting the efforts of military spouses to return to work in licensed professions, including nursing and teaching, was approved by the Senate today.

Senator Jean Stanfield’s legislation supporting the efforts of military spouses to return to work in licensed professions, including nursing and teaching, was approved by the Senate today. (Pixabay)

“Nurses and teachers with certification from other states who relocate with their military spouses will be able to return to the work they love with less stress and aggravation,” said Stanfield (R-8).

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