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Senator Jean Stanfield

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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Come Support ‘Sleep Out’ for Youth Homelessness

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Stanfield, Umba & Torrissi to Spend a Night Outdoors to Raise money for Covenant House

Come support Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Brandon Umba and Assemblyman Michael Torrissi as they spend a night sleeping in their office parking lot along Route 541 in Lumberton to raise money and awareness for homeless youth.

Sen. Jean Stanfield, Asm. Brandon Umba, and Asm. Michael Torrissi will Sleep Out in their office parking lot along Route 541 in Lumberton to raise money and awareness for homeless youth. (Covenant House NJ)

The legislators and their district office team accepted the Covenant House challenge to spend a night in solidarity with the 4.2 million homeless youth in America. The Sleep Out will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. until the morning.

When:  Thursday, March 24 from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Where: Office parking lot at 668 Main Street, Lumberton, NJ

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Senator Jean Stanfield

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, Umba & Torrissi: South Jersey Cuts in Murphy’s Budget are Unconscionable

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Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Brandon Umba, and Assemblyman Michael Torrissi admonished Governor Phil Murphy for another state budget that ignores the concerns of South Jersey.

District 8 lawmakers admonished Gov. Phil Murphy for another state budget that ignores the concerns of South Jersey. (Pixabay)

The 8th District legislators honed in on the continuation of funding cuts in rural and suburban schools in South Jersey and cuts to an open space funding program that directly affects Pineland town taxpayers.

“Sadly, this is what South Jersey has come to expect during the yearly budget process, but it’s not how it has to continue,” said Stanfield. “Last year, we fought to successfully restore Pinelands funding, and it looks like we have to start that fight all over again this year. But that’s what we’re here for.”

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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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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado, Stanfield Launch ‘Socks for Soldiers’ Collection Drive to Support Troops

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Encourage Schools, Businesses, and Local Governments to Participate

One of the items most often requested by our military men and women serving around the world are new socks, and Senator Kristin M. Corrado and Senator Jean Stanfield are ramping up efforts to fill the need.

One of the items most often requested by our military men and women serving around the world are new socks, and Senator Kristin M. Corrado and Senator Jean Stanfield are ramping up efforts to fill the need. (SenateNJ.com)

“A good pair of clean socks can help improve circulation, stop blisters and prevent infections,” said Corrado (R-40), who is teaming with Stanfield for a month-long “Socks for Soldiers” collection drive for new socks.

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Stanfield, Umba and Torrissi to ‘Sleep Out’ for Youth Homelessness

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8th Legislative District Team to Raise Money for Covenant House

Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Michael Torrissi and Assemblyman Brandon Umba will be spending a night in their office parking lot along Route 541 in Lumberton to raise money and awareness for homeless youth.

Senator Jean Stanfield, Assemblyman Michael Torrissi and Assemblyman Brandon Umba will be spending a night in their office parking lot along Route 541 in Lumberton to raise money and awareness for homeless youth. (Covenant House NJ)

The legislators and their district office team accepted the Covenant House challenge to spend a night sleeping outside as an act of solidarity with the 4.2 million homeless youth in America. The sleep out will be held on Thursday, March 24.

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Jean Stanfield

Jean Stanfield

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Brandon Umba

Brandon Umba

Assemblyman - District 8

Michael Torrissi

Michael Torrissi

Assemblyman - District 8

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