Day: November 25, 2019

Conover Road Open, Realignment Completed

November 25, 2019

By: Dennis Symons, Jr.

EAST WINDSOR, NJ–The Conover Road-Hankins Road Realignment Project at Route 130 is completed. The roadway was reopened this evening and construction crews were taking down some of the detour signs this evening.

The project was originally estimated to finish on December 1, 2019 as reported in the previous update on the project, but opened a few days early.

As several residents have stated this was one of the most dangerous intersections in the area and should bring some relief to residents using this intersection.

Conover road was rerouted though an area that once was a driveway for a bar called the “Windsor Manor” and now the roads meet at the traffic light at Hankins Road.

Dancer bill issuing state flags to residents accepted to U.S. service academies advances to governor’s desk

November 25, 2019
TRENTON, N.J. – Following today’s Assembly vote, a bill (A4233) requiring the Adjutant General to issue state flags to all residents enrolling in one of the five federal service academies will go to Gov. Murphy for his signature.
“We are so proud of the young men and women from New Jersey who earn acceptance into one of the nation’s prestigious service academies,” said Assemblyman Ron Dancer, a prime sponsor of the bill.
Acceptance rates for the United States Military, Naval, Air Force, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard academies range from 9 to 18 percent. Applicants for every academy, except the Coast Guard, need a nomination from the vice president or a member of Congress. In exchange for free tuition, applicants must commit to military service after graduation.
“No matter where their service takes them, home will always be New Jersey. I hope that ‘liberty and prosperity’ reminds them of our state’s gratitude for their commitment to defending our country, and I hope they fly it proudly,” said Dancer (R-Ocean).

The Senate passed the bill unanimously in October.

Assembly passes Dancer bill permitting electronic proof of vehicle registration

November 25, 2019
TRENTON, N.J. – Drivers may soon be able to show electronic proof of registration under a bill (A5752) sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and passed by the Assembly today.
“We are living in a digital age, so it makes sense that we lessen the stress of finding a paper document and allow drivers to show proof of registration electronically,” said Dancer (R-Ocean).
This is not the first time Dancer pushed to modernize the Motor Vehicle Commission. In 2016, Dancer sponsored a bill that was signed by Gov. Chris Christie to study the feasibility of issuing digital driver’s licenses through a mobile app.
“People are rarely without their phones. We have to keep up with technology and offer drivers the convenience and accessibility they have become accustomed to,” said Dancer. “Allowing drivers to show proof of insurance and registration on their phone makes the process easier and safer for both the officer and driver.”
In 2015, Gov. Christie signed legislation to allow proof of auto insurance to be displayed either physically through a paper card or electronically via a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. The practice is now permitted in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
Under this bill, the Motor Vehicle Commission must publish rules and regulations addressing the issuance, design and content of electronic registration certificates, as well as the deterrence and detection of counterfeit or fraudulent certificates.
Electronic proof of vehicle registration is currently permitted in Tennessee and Michigan.
The bill unanimously cleared the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee on Monday. It passed the Assembly 74-0 today.