Inspired by the sad story of “Dusty”, a seeing eye dog in-training at a Morristown facility that was brutally attacked by another dog, Senator Anthony Bucco (R- Morris) has submitted legislation to the Senate establishing criminal penalties for those who, and owners of animals that, kill, injure, or interfere with a guide dog.
Legislation Assembly Democrat Joe Cryan sponsored to allow judges sentencing a delinquent juvenile to include the option of ordering participation in instruction in preventing gang and youth violence was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) to rid state statutes of archaic and derogatory language used to describe people with developmental, cognitive or psychiatric disabilities was approved Monday by the full Assembly.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is applauding the Department of Transportation (DOT) for moving to close a loophole which allows U.S. passenger airlines to skirt a requirement to more fully report animal injuries, deaths and losses. Yesterday was the deadline for comment on the Department’s proposed changes to the current rule which narrowly defines “animal” to mean one being kept as a pet.