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Senator Jean Stanfield

Stanfield Bill that Would Provide Funding for Environmental Infrastructure Projects Signed into Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Jean Stanfield and Richard Codey that would allocate funds to the Department of Environmental Protection to support water infrastructure projects was signed into law by Governor Murphy on Friday, August 12.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Richard Codey that would allocate funds to the Department of Environmental Protection to support water infrastructure projects was signed into law by Gov. Murphy on Friday, August 12. (Pixabay)

“I am pleased the Governor signed this legislation into law. Environmental infrastructure project loans include millions in funding for clean water projects for the Evesham MUA, Medford Lakes, and Pemberton Township in the 8th District,” said Stanfield (R-8). “The funds authorized by this bill, now law, will not only create jobs in New Jersey, but will preserve and protect the environment—which is so critical to our quality of life.”

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Stanfield, Torrissi & Umba Host School Supply Drive for Hammonton

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Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Michael Torrissi and Assemblyman Brandon Umba will be collecting school supplies and clothes for students of the Hammonton School District throughout the month of August.

Sen. Jean Stanfield, Asm. Michael Torrissi, and Asm. Brandon Umba will be collecting school supplies and clothes for students of the Hammonton School District throughout the month of August. (SenateNJ.com)

Starting today, the 8th District Legislators will be accepting supplies at their new office located in the Elmwood Business Park, Suite B-101 in Marlton. The office park is located off of Route 70. Supplies and clothing can be mailed or dropped off anytime between 9am – 5 pm from Monday – Friday. Please don’t hesitate to call or email the office with questions at (856) 817-2143 or by emailing Chief of Staff Brian Woods at bwoods@njleg.org. 

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Senator Jean Stanfield

Editorial: Being Tough on Crime Means Helping Those Released from Prison to Move Forward

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The following editorial by Senator Jean Stanfield (R-8) was published by NJ.com on July 28, 2022:

There’s an increasingly pervasive and inflexible thought process in our politics on crime these days, one that holds you’re only allowed to be tough on crime and sacrifice compassion or soft on crime and sacrifice safety. By failing to meet in the middle between those far-off stances, we not only fail to protect victims, but also the offenders who have a chance to be reformed.

In this NJ.com editorial, Sen. Jean Stanfield says reentry services and drug diversion programs can help reform offenders, prevent recidivism, and improve public safety. (Pixabay)

I’ve devoted my career to not only protecting people as the Sheriff of Burlington County but also working on getting people help once they do get caught up in the system. I currently serve roles on New Jersey’s Reentry program and the Supreme Court’s JOBS Committee, which help incarcerated people integrate back into society and help recovering drug offenders find careers, respectively.

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Senator Jean Stanfield

Stanfield Bill Honoring First DEP Commissioner “Richard J. Sullivan” Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that designates the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) state building in Trenton as the “Richard J. Sullivan Building” was approved today by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield that designates the DEP state building in Trenton as the “Richard J. Sullivan Building” was approved today by the New Jersey Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“As one of New Jersey’s most respected conservationists, Richard Sullivan not only dedicated his life to protecting the environment, but he established New Jersey as a national leader in pollution control, coastal protection, and land preservation,” said Stanfield (R-8). “My legislation will formally recognize Richard’s legacy and designate the NJDEP’s Trenton headquarters in his name.”

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Senator Jean Stanfield

Senate Approves Stanfield Bill that Would Provide Additional Safeguards for Children

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that would require a state employer to screen for allegations of child abuse or sexual misconduct in employment applications was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield that would require a state employer to screen for allegations of child abuse or sexual misconduct in employment applications was approved by the New Jersey Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“Any individual who works with children, or may come in contact with children due to the nature of their job, should be subjected to the most stringent background checks available,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Although a state employer may run a standard background check on a potential employee, we need to be absolutely certain that individuals are also screened for prior misconduct involving children—especially if the employee will have regular contact with them. My legislation will require this as part of the hiring process and will provide a greater degree of protection for the most vulnerable among us.”

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Stanfield Bill that Would Expand ‘VINE’ for Domestic Violence Victims Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that would require domestic violence victims to be notified through the Victim Information and Notification Everyday System (VINE) cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield that would require domestic violence victims to be notified through the VINE system cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. (©iStock)

“Just as the VINE system has been put in place to ensure the rights and safety of crime victims, so too should the rights and safety of domestic violence victims be ensured,” said Stanfield (R-8). “This legislation will help support survivors of domestic violence as they work to rebuild their lives. As they go through this difficult process, the least we can do is give them some peace of mind.”

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After Historic Mullica River Forest Fire, Legislators Push for More State Funding to Help Towns Fight Wildfires

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Just days after first responders and firefighters safely extinguished a massive forest fire that burned over 15,000 acres in New Jersey’s Wharton State Forest, Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Michael Torrissi and Assemblyman Brandon Umba moved to sponsor legislation requiring state authorities to better compensate locals for forestry stewardship activities and for emergency wildfire response conducted on public lands.

Just days after firefighters safely extinguished a massive forest fire in NJ’s Wharton State Forest, Sen. Jean Stanfield, Asm. Michael Torrissi and Asm. Brandon Umba moved to sponsor legislation requiring state authorities to better compensate locals for forestry stewardship activities and for emergency wildfire response conducted on public lands. (Pixabay)

“Although Pinelands fires generally do not cause casualties, property loss can amount to millions of dollars for each fire,” Senator Stanfield (R-Westampton) said. “These fires often don’t spread to residential communities because of the hundreds of hours of brave work put in by our firefighters and the Forest Fire Service, but this all comes at a cost for many communities in the Pinelands, which already have a limited tax base.”

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A Thank You to Our Firefighters

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Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Michael Torrissi and Assemblyman Brandon Umba marveled at the speed and precision that New Jersey firefighters are tackling a forest fire that threatens to be the biggest in the state in over a decade.

Sen. Jean Stanfield, Asm. Michael Torrissi, and Asm. Brandon Umba thanked the brave New Jersey firefighters who are tackling a forest fire that threatens to be the biggest in the state in over a decade. (SenateNJ.com)

The Wharton State Forest fire is about 95 percent contained, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, and is expected to burn around 15,000 acres of forest.

“Over the weekend, South Jersey residents watched in fear as one of the largest forest fires in state history spread between Shamong, Hammonton, Bass River and Mullica through the Wharton State Forest. However, because of the swift action of dozens of fire companies, the fire seems to be under control with extremely minimal structural damage,” said Senator Stanfield.

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Stanfield Bill Requiring DOE to Evaluate Educational Needs of Military-Connected Students Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that would require the Department of Education to identify military-connected students in its database was approved today by the Senate Education Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield that would require the Department of Education to identify military-connected students in its database was approved today by the Senate Education Committee. (Pixabay)

“Children of military service members face many unique responsibilities during their school years,” said Stanfield (R-8). “This legislation will allow schools to better evaluate the educational needs of military-connected students so that teachers can provide personalized academic support.”

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Senator Jean Stanfield

Senate Clears Stanfield Bill that Would Provide Funding for Environmental Infrastructure Projects

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Jean Stanfield and Richard Codey that would allocate funds to the Department of Environmental Protection to support water infrastructure projects was approved today by the New Jersey Senate.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Richard Codey that would allocate funds to the DEP to support water infrastructure projects was approved today by the NJ Senate. (Pixabay)

“Environmental infrastructure project loans include millions in funding for clean water projects for the Evesham MUA, Medford Lakes, and Pemberton Township in the 8th District” said Stanfield (R-8). “The funds authorized by this legislation will not only create jobs in New Jersey, but will preserve and protect the environment—which is so critical to our quality of life.”

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The 8th District Team

Jean Stanfield

Jean Stanfield

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Brandon Umba

Brandon Umba

Assemblyman - District 8

Michael Torrissi

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Assemblyman - District 8

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