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Bramnick wants to lift the ban on parent notification in marijuana legislation

Congregation Republican chairman Jon Bramnick, R-Union, said he plans to introduce laws to repeal the “Parental Notification Prohibition” in A-5342 that Murphy put into law Monday. It prevents authorities from alerting parents if a minor is found with or using marijuana and alcohol.

“It is irresponsible and dangerous to use handcuffs to prevent law enforcement agencies from notifying parents when they discover that a child is using drugs or alcohol,” Bramnick said in a press release. “Parents should know if their children are breaking the law. Leaving parents out of the equation has nothing to do with social justice. “

Bill would encourage K-12 regional and state school districts

A non-partisan group of lawmakers wants the legislation to promote the regional and state-wide K-12 school districts. A move that they say will improve education.

“There is growing local interest across New Jersey in consolidating small school districts to cut costs and property taxes while improving the quality of education for our children,” Senator Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, said in a press release.

“Unfortunately, many districts interested in regionalization with their neighbors find the process extremely difficult under current law,” added O’Scanlon. “Our new bipartisan legislation simplifies the process and provides significant new financial incentives for those studying and implementing school district regionalization.”

Bill would make it easier to use blockchain technology

The Assembly’s Science, Innovation and Technology Committee has further developed the legislation to facilitate the use of blockchain technology.

A-320 instructs the state to review and approve a blockchain-based payment platform for government-accredited companies that operate primarily in cash with no access to traditional financial services. The platform was designed to facilitate regulatory compliance, government audits, and sales tax payments to local authorities.

“As more and more transactions are done online, the state must take steps to help small businesses adopt blockchain technology securely to improve their business models,” BettyLou DeCroce MP, R-Morris, said in a press release.

Stanfield installs impeachment proceedings against Hicks

This week, MP Jean Stanfield presented impeachment proceedings against Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks.

Impeachment Articles AR220 allege that Hicks failed to protect inmates from sexual abuse at the Union Parish Correctional Facility in Edna Mahan. Assembly women Valerie Vainieri Huttle, D-Bergen, and Nancy Munoz, R-Summitt, have also signed up as the main sponsors of the articles in which Hicks is also accused of “violating inmates’ civil rights and public trust, according to a press release “.

“This is a bipartisan matter and by working together we will ensure that rape and abuse by prison guards in Edna Mahan ends,” Stanfield said.

– Center Square