New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police 2014-16 Executive Board: Front row (left to right) Recording Sec. James Ford, Vice Pres. James Stewart, Pres. Robert W. Fox, Exec. Vice Pres. Robert Gries, Sergeant at Arms Kenneth Hawkins. Back row (left to right) Corresponding Sec. Wayne Winkler, Nat’l Trustee Robert Bakley, Chaplain Kevin Karcher, Jr., and Treasurer [...]
Posted on 28 October 2014.
Brothers and Sisters, Today the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee unanimously approved S-2318, sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Senator Joseph Kyrillos. This bill limits certain unused sick leave pay and vacation leave to be carried forward for school and local employees. “While the NJFOP opposed this legislation, we worked very hard to protect [...]
Posted on 14 October 2014.
An amended version of S-264, sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein, passed the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on last Thursday. This legislation, the Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act, expands on existing law in New Jersey under N.J.S.A. 34:15-7.3. This bill is named after the late Thomas Canzanella, past president of [...]
Posted on 03 October 2014.
On Thursday, Oct. 2, FOP-initiated Assembly Bill 2829 was released from the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee today. This bill, sponsored by Assemblypersons Gordon Johnson, Charles Mainor, David Rible, and Annette Quijano, prohibits State and local agencies, businesses and individuals from posting our home addresses or unpublished home telephone on the Internet. A-2829 [...]
Posted on 26 September 2014.
(TRENTON) The New Jersey State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police voted to endorse the following candidates for U. S. Senate and Congress at its September 25th Board meeting. State FOP Vice President and Vice Chair of the Legislative Committee Jimmy Stewart presented the recommendations to the FOP Board of Directors. Cory Booker (US Senate), Donald [...]
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 2014 By now everyone knows that Governor Christie’s promises on funding the New Jersey State Pension System are as worthless as President Putin’s statements that there are no Russian troops in the Ukraine. And everyone also knows that while all public employees increased their pension contributions to the system—for [...]