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Senator Jon Bramnick

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Bramnick Statement on Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s Passing

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‘Ron Dancer Should Be a Model for All Elected Officials’

Senator Jon Bramnick (R-21) released the following statement on the passing of Assemblyman Ron Dancer, a longtime state representative of Legislative District 12:

Sen. Jon Bramnick (R-21) today issued a statement on the passing of Assemblyman Ron Dancer, a longtime state representative of Legislative District 12. (SenateNJ.com)

“I am saddened by the news that Assemblyman Ron Dancer has passed away. I simply cannot express my deep respect for this leader. He was truly a man of integrity, civility, and love for everyone.

“Ron Dancer should be a model for all elected officials. I would only hope that people will learn from this great man.”

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Bramnick: It’s Ridiculous Many People Who Are Harassed Can’t Get Restraining Orders

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Senator Jon Bramnick said it’s ridiculous that people who are being stalked and harassed can’t go straight to court for a restraining order unless they are family members or in a relationship.

Sen. Jon Bramnick said it’s ridiculous that people who are being stalked and harassed can’t go straight to court for a restraining order unless they are family members or in a relationship. (©iStock)

“It’s ridiculous that you can’t get a restraining order without filing criminal charges when you have a crazy neighbor who is harassing you or someone is stalking you,” said Bramnick (R-21). “A restraining order can help stop concerning behavior from turning into something more dangerous. Other states make it easier for victims of harassment to get protective restraining orders, and New Jersey should too.”

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Corrado & Bramnick’s Efforts to Ensure the Safety of High-Needs Students on School Buses Gains Support

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Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Jon Bramnick sponsor legislation, advanced today by the Senate Transportation Committee, to require additional safeguards on school buses transporting New Jersey’s most vulnerable students.

Sen. Kristin Corrado was joined by Emma Love and her parents as legislation to require additional safeguards on school buses transporting New Jersey’s most vulnerable students advanced. (SenateNJ.com)

The legislation, S-57, was prompted after a non-verbal New Jersey teenager with severe autism and epilepsy was forced to endure an almost day-long bus ride when a driver unfamiliar with the usual route became lost.

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Republican Senators Laud Judiciary Action on Superior Court Judges

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Senators Michael Doherty, Kristin Corrado, Jon Bramnick and Anthony M. Bucco, Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after 11 new Superior Court judges were cleared by the panel:

Senators Michael Doherty, Kristin Corrado, Jon Bramnick and Anthony M. Bucco, Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee,  lauded the panel for clearing 11 new Superior Court judges. (©iStock)

“After the long delay, we have seen meaningful progress. It is a move in the right direction. We commend the efforts of Senate President Scutari, Chairman Stack, and the committee members to break the logjam. We hope that today is only the beginning of a process that will result in filling the dozens of judicial vacancies that still remain. Such an action will allow the judiciary to address the thousands of cases that remain backed up all over the state.”

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Bramnick: It’s Sad NJ Supreme Court Granted Parole to Murderer of State Trooper

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Senator Jon Bramnick said it’s sad the New Jersey Supreme Court granted parole to Sundiata Acoli, the convicted murderer of State Trooper Werner Foerster:

Sen. Jon Bramnick said it’s sad the New Jersey Supreme Court granted parole to the convicted murderer of State Trooper Werner Foerster. (©iStock)

“The decision by the Supreme Court to allow a murderer of a State Trooper to have any freedom at all is very sad. Society needs to hold cop killers totally responsible for their horrific acts.”

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Bramnick Says First Graders Don’t Need Lessons on Gender Identity

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Senator Jon Bramnick (R-21) responded to concerns raised by Westfield parents after new lesson plans were recently revealed:

Sen. Jon Bramnick responded to concerns raised by Westfield parents after new lesson plans were recently revealed. (SenateNJ.com)

“First- and second-grade students should not have a course on gender identity. It is a complicated subject that would be confusing to very young children.”

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Bramnick/Bucco Want to Know If Government Picks Up the Phone When People Call for Help

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Senator Jon Bramnick and Senator Anthony M. Bucco want to know if New Jerseyans can get anyone to pick up the phone when they call government agencies for help.

Sen. Jon Bramnick and Sen. Anthony M. Bucco want to know if New Jerseyans can get anyone to pick up the phone when they call government agencies for help. (©iStock)

“It’s time that we have a Consumer Czar to call government entities at the State, county, and local levels to determine whether they respond,” said Bramnick (R-21). “The job of the czar is to let the Legislature know if you can get anyone to pick up the phone when you call for help.”

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District 21 Lawmakers Fought for More School Funding from the State and Won

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Sen. Jon Bramnick and Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and Michele Matsikioudis, whose district includes parts of Union, Morris and Somerset counties, are happy with increased funding announced Thursday for each school district they represent.

Sen. Jon Bramnick and Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and Michele Matsikioudis, whose district includes parts of Union, Morris and Somerset counties, are happy with increased funding announced Thursday for each school district they represent. (Pixabay)

“This is an important moment for schools and property taxpayers in our district,” the three lawmakers said in a statement. “For years we were underfunded and property taxpayers had to make up the difference. The funding provided to our schools today will make sure our students receive a world-class education while preventing future hikes in property taxes.”

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Bramnick Joins Bipartisan Group to Push Legislation Keeping “Bad Guys with Guns” in Jail

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Senator Jon Bramnick joined a bipartisan group of elected officials and law enforcement at an event in Paterson today to support new legislation to keep potentially dangerous criminals off the streets.

Sen. Jon Bramnick joined a bipartisan group of elected officials and law enforcement at an event in Paterson today to support new legislation to keep potentially dangerous criminals off the streets. (Click for full size)

“Republicans, Democrats, and law enforcement came together to support legislation that would keep ‘bad guys with guns’ off the streets,” said Bramnick (R-21). “The bill would keep our streets safe by preventing dangerous criminals from getting out on bail.”

Bramnick announced last week that he would support the legislation, S-513.

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Bramnick Supports Legislation So People Charged with Gun Crimes Are Not Released on Bail

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Senator Jon Bramnick is supporting bipartisan legislation that would help keep potentially dangerous criminals off the streets prior to trial.

Senator Jon Bramnick is supporting bipartisan legislation that would help keep potentially dangerous criminals off the streets prior to trial. (Flickr)

“People charged with gun crimes should not be out on bail,” said Bramnick (R-21). “This will change the law so those charged with gun possession aren’t immediately released to the streets. Keeping criminals with guns detained will make New Jersey neighborhoods safer.”

Under the legislation, S-513, defendants charged with a firearm-related crime would be held while awaiting trial.

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