New Jersey's 10th Legislative District

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  • Sen. Jim Holzapfel speaking at the Humane Society’s 2016 New Jersey Humane Lobby Day after being presented the organization’s 2015 Humane State Legislator Award. (Full Story)

  • Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-10) talking to News 12 on September 22, 2014, prior to the Senate’s approval of his legislation (S-516) that would increase penalties for leaving loaded firearms within easy access of a minor, resulting in injury or death. (Press Release)

  • Senator Jim Holzapfel (seated-left) and Assemblymen Dave Wolfe (standing-left) and Greg McGuckin (standing-right) of the 10th District recently met with Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato (seated-right) to discuss legislation that could help combat the epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse that is plaguing much of New Jersey.

  • Bonnie Post (c) attended a meeting of the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee on June 17, 2013 to testify in support of legislation sponsored by Sen. Donald Norcross (l) and Sen. Jim Holzapfel (r) to enhance the penalty for leaving the scene of a boating accident. Post’s husband Robert was killed in a hit-and-run boating accident.

  • Senator Jim Holzapfel (left), Assemblyman Dave Wolfe (right) and Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (2nd from right) presented the 10th District Excellence in Education Award to Shawn Trautweiler (2nd from left), a first-grade teacher at Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Brick, on October 26, 2012. (Brick Patch)

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Holzapfel, Wolfe & McGuckin Join Vicari in Calling for Restoration of Homestead Rebates Cut by Gov. Murphy

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Murphy Wants to Cut Property Tax Relief in Half, Costing Ocean County’s Seniors $250

Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Dave Wolfe, and Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (all R-Ocean) joined Ocean County Freeholder Joseph Vicari in calling on Governor Phil Murphy to restore full funding to Homestead Benefit property tax credits for Ocean County’s seniors.

Holzapfel, Wolfe & McGuckin joined Ocean County Freeholder Joseph Vicari in calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to restore full funding to Homestead Benefit property tax credits for Ocean County’s seniors. (Pixabay)

Vicari sent a letter this week to the Governor explaining the harm this cut would have on Ocean County’s large senior population.

“Governor Murphy’s budget proposal would cut property tax credits under the Homestead Benefit program by $250,” said Holzapfel. “Our fixed income seniors don’t have the flexibility in their budgets to absorb such a big cut. The Governor’s plan will really hurt them. That’s why we’re joining Freeholder Vicari to call on Governor Murphy to fully fund the rebates like he promised to do.”

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Holzapfel, Wolfe & McGuckin Criticize Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants Access to State Student Financial Aid

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District 10 Legislators: Less Financial Aid Will Be Available for Students Who Follow the Rules

Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman David Wolfe, and Assemblyman Gregory McGuckin of the 10th Legislative District criticized legislation approved by the New Jersey Senate that would allow undocumented immigrants access to college state financial aid programs.

Sen. James Holzapfel, Asm. David Wolfe, and Asm. Gregory McGuckin (R-10) criticized legislation approved by the NJ Senate that would allow undocumented immigrants to access college state financial aid programs. (©iStock)

“New Jersey is already one of 20 states that offer in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants,” Holzapfel said. “They’re already getting a big discount on their tuition bills at taxpayer expense. To provide additional financial aid to undocumented immigrants is neither economically feasible nor wise. The pot of money for these programs is only so big, so we should prioritize the limited aid available to college students who follow the rules.”

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Holzapfel-Wolfe-McGuckin Blast Murphy Budget & Tax Increases

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Governor Wants to Raise Spending by Nearly $3 Billion, Increase Taxes by $1.6 Billion

Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Dave Wolfe, and Assemblyman Greg McGuckin of the 10th Legislative District blasted Governor Phil Murphy’s proposal to increase the New Jersey budget by nearly $3 billion with a slew of new tax increases to pay for it.

Sen. Jim Holzapfel, Asm. Dave Wolfe, and Asm Greg McGuckin (R-10) blasted Gov. Murphy’s proposal to increase the state budget by nearly $3 billion with a slew of new tax increases to pay for it. (Flickr)

“After years of fiscal discipline under a Republican governor where our budget and taxes were held relatively flat, our new Democratic governor is blowing the budget up by nearly 8 percent in a single year,” said Holzapfel. “It’s a progressive spending wish list that will bankrupt New Jersey. He wants to raise income taxes, business taxes, sales taxes, and taxes on online sales and ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. Rolling back the sales tax reduction that was implemented to offset the gas tax increase represents a broken promise by Democrats. He also wants to legalize marijuana and is banking on tax revenue from that. We shouldn’t sell our souls by selling pot.”

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Holzapfel, Wolfe, and McGuckin Oppose Allowing Prisoners and Those Serving Parole or Probation to Vote

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Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Dave Wolfe of the 10th Legislative District expressed their opposition to recently introduced legislation that would allow incarcerated prisoners as well as those on parole and probation to vote.

Sen. Jim Holzapfel, Assemb. McGuckin, and Assemb. Wolfe (LD-10) expressed their opposition to recently introduced legislation that would allow incarcerated prisoners as well as those on parole and probation to vote. (Flickr)

“Convicted felons serving prison sentences have breached a social contract and should not be allowed to influence elections and public policies,” stated Holzapfel. “Withholding their right to vote is a penalty for the breach of that contract, and serves as an incentive to comply with the law.”

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Holzapfel, Wolfe & McGuckin Oppose Offshore Drilling

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10th District Legislators Warn of Potential Environmental and Economic Harm to the Jersey Shore

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Dave Wolfe and Greg McGuckin of the 10th Legislative District announced their opposition to President Trump’s plan to allow for oil and natural gas drilling off the Jersey Shore.

Crews battle a roaring fire after the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling rig exploded in 2010. An estimated 5 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. (Wikipedia)

Executive Order No. 13795, which seeks to encourage oil and natural gas production along the Atlantic coastline, was signed by the President last year.

“For many years we have opposed any sort of offshore drilling in State waters,” stated Senator Holzapfel. “Our economy relies heavily on the fishing and shipping industries as well as the billions of dollars generated each year from tourism. The impact of a single oil spill would permanently damage the ocean’s ecosystem and cause economic harm to all states that border the Atlantic Ocean.”

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Holzapfel, Wolfe & McGuckin Bill Permitting Tax Exemption for Improvements to Sandy-Damaged Homes Passes Senate

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A Superstorm Sandy-related bill to permit a short-term tax exemption for improvements to certain homes damaged by natural disasters received the unanimous approval of the New Jersey Senate at a recent voting session.

Legislation by Holzapfel, Wolfe, and McGuckin would allow municipalities to provide short-term tax exemptions for home improvements in areas damaged by natural disasters. (Wikimedia Commons)

The sponsors, Senator James Holzapfel and Assemblymen Dave Wolfe and Greg McGuckin, introduced the bill to ensure that property taxpayers aren’t penalized for increased value that may arise from raising their homes.

“Residents had no choice but to rebuild following Superstorm Sandy,” said Holzapfel. “They shouldn’t be penalized with higher property taxes for necessary improvements that will offer protection from future storms.”

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Now Law: Holzapfel/Singer Bill to Protect Animals from Cruel Pet Owners

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Governor Christie has signed legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Jim Holzapfel and Robert Singer to protect pets from being victimized by their owners.

Legislation sponsored by Sens. Jim Holzapfel and Bob Singer to protect pets from inhumane treatment was signed by Gov. Christie on Aug. 7, 2017. (©iStock.com)

The law, S-1640, addresses several cruel practices related to keeping a pet at a home, including exposure to adverse weather, improper tethering and inadequate shelter.

“You would hope that pet owners would treat their animals with decency and provide them with a safe and healthy home environment, but sadly, that isn’t always the case,” Senator Holzapfel (R-Ocean) said. “We must protect these animals and show that this kind of treatment will not be tolerated.”

“Pet ownership can provide a lifetime of love and companionship, but it comes with a lot responsibility,” Senator Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) said. “If someone can’t follow these simple rules and treat their pets humanely on their own, we need strong rules to enforce them and the ability rescue animals from cruelty.”

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Gov. Signs ‘Peggy’s Law’ to Protect Seniors in Assisted Living Facilities From Abuse

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Governor Christie has signed Peggy’s Law, legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Jim Holzapfel and Diane Allen to protect senior citizens in assisted living facilities from abuse.

Sens. Jim Holzapfel and Diane Allen’s “Peggy’s Law” will protect seniors living in assisted living facilities from abuse. The law is named for a 93-year-old woman from Brick, New Jersey. (SenateNJ)

“When families put their loved ones in the care of a nursing home or other assisted living facility, they expect that they’ll be treated properly and with respect,” Senator Holzapfel (R-Ocean) said. “If an employee of one of these homes even has the slightest suspicion that something might be awry, it should be their duty to report it.”

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Sweeney-Greenstein-Kean-Holzapfel Bill To Crack Down on Child Porn Now Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Linda R. Greenstein, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, and Senator Jim Holzapfel that would strengthen New Jersey’s child pornography laws and establish additional penalties for violators was signed into law by the Governor today.

Legislation sponsored by Sens. Sweeney, Kean, Greenstein, and Holzapfel strengthening New Jersey’s child pornography laws and establishing additional penalties for violators has been signed into law. (©iStock)

“If someone in New Jersey has engaged in the large-scale collection or distribution of pictures of children in sexually suggestive poses, they pose a serious threat to our children and our community,” said Senator Kean. “The Attorney General has highlighted the need to better address this growing problem, including the establishment of new child pornography crimes, tougher punishments, and better monitoring of offenders. There’s a bipartisan consensus that these protections are overdue.”

“We cannot allow the sexual exploitation of children to be tolerated in this state, nor can we turn a blind eye to loopholes in our laws that allow people to engage in this despicable activity in any way,” said Senator Holzapfel. “It’s clear that people who collect child erotica are a threat to public safety and the children of New Jersey, and our laws must be tightened to reflect that.”

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Passed: Holzapfel, Allen Bill to Protect Seniors in Assisted Living

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-Ocean) and Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to protect senior citizens in assisted living facilities was passed by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Sen. Diane Allen to protect seniors in assisted living was advanced by the senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“When families put their loved ones in the care of a nursing home or other assisted living facility, they expect that they’ll be treated properly and with respect,” Senator Holzapfel said. “If an employee of one of these homes even has the slightest suspicion that something might be awry, it should be their duty to report it.”

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