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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Hail Signing of Senior Community COVID Legal Immunity Bill

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove hailed the signing of S-3584 as a statutory means of protecting senior communities from potentially expensive pandemic-related lawsuits now.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove hailed the signing of S-3584 as a statutory means of protecting senior communities from potentially expensive pandemic-related lawsuits now. (SenateNJ.com)

Specifically, the law prohibits any causes of action for damages arising from a COVID-19 exposure or transmission on the premises of a planned real estate development. The immunity would not apply to acts or omissions constituting a crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Governor Needs to Sign Senior Community COVID Immunity Bill ASAP

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on Governor Murphy to immediately sign legislation (S-3584) to protect senior communities from potentially expensive pandemic-related lawsuits now that the measure has passed both Houses of the Legislature as of June 30.

Specifically, the legislation would prohibit any causes of action for damages arising from a COVID-19 exposure or transmission on the premises of a planned real estate development. The immunity would not apply to acts or omissions constituting a crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.

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9th District Delegation Votes Against Sanctuary State Bill that Would Eliminate Effective Tool to Deter Illegal Immigration

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove all voted against legislation (A-5207/S-3361) which would prohibit any state, county or local government entity from entering into a contract with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold persons found violating federal immigration laws.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne Gove voted against a Democrat bill they said was another attempt to establish New Jersey as a sanctuary state. (Wikimedia Commons)

The 9th District Delegation issued the following statement:

“Denying ICE a critical tool to detain illegal aliens at facilities in the state is yet another misguided and potentially dangerous effort by extremists in our state to undermine the rule of law for the sole purpose of establishing New Jersey as a sanctuary state.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Oppose Extending Governor’s Executive Powers

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In a unified stance, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove opposed A-5820/S-3866, a bill approved by Democrats yesterday allowing many of Governor Murphy’s most controversial executive orders to remain in effect while also providing the Governor with new non-emergency pandemic powers.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove opposed a bill approved by Trenton Democrats allowing many of Gov. Murphy’s most controversial executive orders to remain in effect while also providing the Governor with new non-emergency pandemic powers. (SenateNJ.com)

A previous version of the legislation, A-5777, was pulled from consideration prior to the General Assembly’s voting session on May 20 after public outrage.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Praise Senate’s Passage of Senior Community Immunity Bill

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove praised the Senate’s passage of legislation to protect senior communities from potentially expensive pandemic-related lawsuits.

Specifically, the legislation (S-3584) would prohibit any causes of action for damages arising from a COVID-19 exposure or transmission on the premises of a planned real estate development. Under the legislation, the immunity would not apply to acts or omissions constituting a crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.

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Assembly Passes Connors, Rumpf & Gove Disabled Veteran Property Tax Relief Measure

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9th District Delegation’s Veterans Initiative Heads to Governor’s Desk

The full General Assembly passed legislation (S-956/A-911) introduced by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove which would extend the current disabled veteran’s property tax exemption to disabled veteran shareholders and their surviving spouses residing in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation.

Legislation sponsored by Connors, Rumpf & Gove to help more veterans qualify for the disabled veteran’s property tax exemption was approved today by the General Assembly. (©iStock)

In July of last year, the full State Senate passed S-956 unanimously. Having passed both Houses of the Legislature, S-956/A-911 has been sent to Governor Murphy’s desk.

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Connors Votes “YES” on COVID Immunity for Senior Communities

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Rumpf & Gove Also Support Protecting Senior Communities from COVID-Lawsuits

As a member of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee, Senator Christopher Connors voted “YES” on legislation to protect senior communities from expensive pandemic-related lawsuits.

The legislation, S-3584, would prohibit any causes of action for damages arising from a COVID-19 exposure or transmission on the premises of a planned real estate development. Under the legislation, the immunity would not apply to acts or omissions constituting a crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.

Fellow 9th District legislative representatives Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove also support the legislation and intend to vote “YES” if and when S-3584 and the identical companion measure, A-4979, are considered by the Assembly.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove to Governor: Senior Communities Need Clarification on Opening Clubhouses and Swimming Pools

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on Governor Murphy’s administration to improve communications with age-restricted communities regarding the easing of COVID-related restrictions.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove are calling on Governor Murphy’s administration to improve communications with age-restricted communities regarding the easing of COVID-related restrictions. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District legislators are responding to inquiries from residents of age-restricted communities who want answers on when their community club houses and pools can open.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Oppose Bill Prohibiting Law Enforcement at Polling Places

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9th District Delegation Calls Legislation an Affront to Law Enforcement

Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove stand opposed to controversial legislation that would prohibit law enforcement from standing within 100 feet of a polling place or drop box during an election—even if off-duty.

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove oppose controversial legislation that would prohibit law enforcement from standing within 100 feet of a polling place or drop box during an election. (©iStock)

Assemblyman Rumpf and Assemblywoman Gove voted against the Assembly version, A-4655, when the legislation was voted on and passed by the Assembly on March 25. Senator Connors intended to vote against the Senate version, S-2923, which was amended on the Senate floor on the same day and remains on Second Reading.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Murphy’s Cut to Ocean County’s Vaccine Supply Is Appalling & Insult to Unvaccinated Seniors

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove called out Governor Murphy’s Administration for cutting vaccine doses to Ocean County, as the County Health Department is set to receive 400 less doses from the previous week, despite the County’s considerable senior population and high demand for the vaccine.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove called out Gov. Murphy’s administration for cutting the number of vaccine doses delivered to Ocean County. (Pixabay)

“The Murphy Administration’s misguided decision to cut Ocean County’s vaccine supply is yet another example of the state’s failed COVID vaccination policies that is undermining the public’s trust in the process. Seniors and veterans deserve priority treatment and the state formula should account for this to allow for more vaccine to be released to Ocean County.

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Chris Connors

Senator - District 9

Brian Rumpf

Assemblyman - District 9

DiAnne Gove

Assemblywoman - District 9

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