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Danielsen Bill To Enhance Large Venue Security Signed Into Law

Danielsen Bill To Enhance Large Venue Security Signed Into Law

Legislation designed to enhance security at large venues – co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen – was signed into law on November 14 by Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill – S721 – requires sports and entertainment facilities capable of seating more than 5,000 people, movie theaters capable of seating more than 1,000 people, and places […]

Danielsen Bill Would Tighten NJ Concealed Carry Gun Laws

Danielsen Bill Would Tighten NJ Concealed Carry Gun Laws

A bill whose supporters say will create the strictest concealed-carry law in the country – and who fully expect it to be challenged in court – was introduced in the state Legislature on October 13. Authored and sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17), the bill would require more comprehensive background checks before a permit […]

Assemblyman Danielsen Distributes 1,200 Backpacks To Area Children

Assemblyman Danielsen Distributes 1,200 Backpacks To Area Children

More than 1,200 backpacks were distributed to area children through the annual backpack drive run by the office of state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17). The backpacks were distributed to children throughout the 17th District. Danielsen’s goal was to reach more families than the drive had in the past and ensure each child has the supplies […]

Center For Great Expectations To Receive $1.5 Million From State

Center For Great Expectations To Receive $1.5 Million From State

Leaders at the Center for Great Expectations – the group that provides services for expectant women at risk and women recovering from substance use, and their young children – thought they were losing $1 million due to a cutback in federal funding. Enter state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Mayor Phil Kramer. […]

Danielsen Bill Funding School Security Project Signed Into Law

Danielsen Bill Funding School Security Project Signed Into Law

A bill co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) that will help school districts across the state install “panic buttons” was recently signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill, formerly A-6258, allocates $5.1 million from the Securing Our Children’s Future Fund to the state Department of Education to fund grants to 60 school […]

Assemblyman Danielsen Runs Annual Winter Clothing Drive

Assemblyman Danielsen Runs Annual Winter Clothing Drive

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) is running his annual winter clothing drive until February 15. The Head to Toe clothing drive is seeking donations of winter clothing for children aged 3 to 16 from individuals and community partners throughout the 17th Legislative District. Winter clothing items being sought include hats, scarves, mittens/gloves, and socks.  Last year his office […]

Danielsen Bill Expanding Rights For Deployed College Students Signed Into Law

Danielsen Bill Expanding Rights For Deployed College Students Signed Into Law

A bill expanding the rights of college students serving in the military, co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen, became law on July 22. The bill expands eligibility for certain rights of college students to all service members who are unable to complete a course due to deployment, mobilization, reassignment or other military obligations, such as […]

Danielsen Schedules ‘Cup Of Joe’ Info Sessions

Danielsen Schedules ‘Cup Of Joe’ Info Sessions

A local state Assemblyman wants to have a “Cup of Joe” with his constituents. Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) has scheduled six Zoom information sessions to talk about a range of topics. “While my office has assisted hundreds with many concerns that they had during this pandemic, I felt I had to do more,” Franklin native […]

Danielsen Bill Would Allow Fine For Not Wearing Masks In Stores

Danielsen Bill Would Allow Fine For Not Wearing Masks In Stores

A bill that would allow authorities to fine people who did not wear face masks in stores was voted out of a state Assembly committee on September 17. Township resident and state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) was one of the bill’s co-sponsors. Under the bill (A-4453), an individual could be fined anywhere from $50 to […]

Danielsen Named To Assembly ‘Majority Whip’ Team, Has Two Bills Signed

Danielsen Named To Assembly ‘Majority Whip’ Team, Has Two Bills Signed

Franklin resident and state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) has had a good start to the new year: two of the bills he co-sponsored have been signed into law, and he was given a spot in the Assembly Speaker’s leadership organization. Danielsen was recently named as a Deputy Majority Whip by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. Serving […]

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