Lawmakers Seek to Allow Restraining Orders for Cyber Harassment

November 15, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

UPDATE: The bill was signed into law on Monday, Dec. 5 by Gov. Chris Christie. Victims of cyber harassment may soon be able to obtain restraining orders against their harassers. A bill proposed on September 24 would classify the crime as a form of domestic violence. The law was passed a majority vote in both the […]

NJ Senate Bill Cracks Down on Puppy Mills

July 27, 2016 · by igniweb · in

New Jersey legislators are taking a big step toward ending puppy mills. The state Senate approved a bill in the first week of July that would require pet stores to only sell cats and dogs brought in from shelters. The bill passed by a vote of 27-8 and will head to the Assembly for debate. […]

NJ Woman Faces Jail for 30-Year-Old Crime

July 19, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

After three decades of slipping through the fingers of the legal system, an Elizabeth, N.J. woman is finally facing the consequences of her past. On July 17, Nelly Rincon-Rodriguez, 54, was ordered by a Superior Court judge in Salem, MA to begin serving a one-year sentence for possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to […]

Lawmakers Tangle with Christie Over Gun Laws

July 13, 2016 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Earlier this summer, New Jersey legislators passed two gun regulation bills and began plans to craft a third. This put the Democratic controlled Senate and Assembly in direct odds with Republican Governor Chris Christie, who opposes the measures. New Jersey gun laws are among the strictest in the country. Until April, state regulations required an […]

Should New Jersey Make Declawing Illegal?

July 4, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey lawmakers recently introduced Bill A3899, legislation that would make it illegal to declaw a pet. Declawing, which is performed mostly on cats, is a controversial topic among pet owners and veterinarians alike. Some vets simply won’t do it, while others feel the procedure can be performed humanely. Either way, the practice is quite […]

Atlantic City Considers Legalizing Marijuana

June 27, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

As Atlantic City’s financial woes continue, one New Jersey Assemblyman has floated the idea of legalizing marijuana as a possible solution to the crumbling tourist spot’s issues. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer) has introduced a bill that, if passed, would place a question on the ballot asking voters to permit the commercial cultivation, sale, and consumption […]

NJ Bill Would Require People to Pay for Grocery Bags

June 17, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A new bill currently under consideration by the New Jersey State Legislature would require grocery shoppers to pay for paper and plastic bags. The bill, which is slated to go into effect on June 1, 2017, would add a five cent charge to every plastic or paper bag used by shoppers to carry their purchases. […]