Gottheimer's North Jersey Anti-Bullying Task Force identifies ways to improve Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights
More mental health services, partnerships with organizations outside of schools and additional anti-bullying specialists are just some of the ways a group of community leaders is hoping to put an end to bullying.Read more
Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Extending MVC Deadlines and Streamlining Processes During Pandemic
Governor Murphy today signed legislation (A4486) which authorizes the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to use stored driver's license or identification card photos for longer than eight years and limits certain appointment times at MVC locations to senior citizens and persons with certain medical conditions during COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor also signed A4520, which temporarily extends deadlines to register vehicles and obtain driver's licenses for new State residents during the COVID-19 public health emergencyRead more
Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S19), which designates the third Friday in June as a State and public holiday, known as Juneteenth Day. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved people of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and their freedom.Read more
Gottheimer Releases North Jersey Anti-Bullying Task Force Report to Strengthen NJ’s Anti-Bullying Laws and Protect Students
Jane Clementi, Mother of Tyler Clementi, Chairs Task Force.
Report provides new recommendations for schools, state, and federal policymakers.
Fighting to combat cyberbullying, improve bullying investigations, expand training for staff, incorporate mental health services into schools.
Ending the "bullying bureaucracy" that disincentivizes reporting or makes reporting bullying incidents difficult.Read more
$1,000 Deposit Will Benefit 3 out of 4 Children Born in 2021.
Proposal Mirrors Legislation Introduced at the Federal Level by U.S. Senator Cory Booker.Read more