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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/Singer Bill to Protect N.J. Animals Passed by Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-Ocean) and Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) to protect pets against cruel treatment by their owners was passed by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Sen. Bob Singer to protect pets from inhumane treatment was passed by the New Jersey Senate. (©iStock.com)

“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 said. “We must protect these animals and show that this kind of treatment will not be tolerated.”

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Holzapfel: Ill-Conceived Sanctuary Cities Bill Could Devastate New Jersey Budget

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Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-10) announced his opposition to legislation, S-3007 /A-4590, which would require the State to reimburse local governments for the loss of federal funds that result from their status as a “sanctuary” jurisdiction.

Sen. Jim Holzapfel strongly opposes legislation to require NJ to reimburse local governments for the loss of federal funds that result from their status as a “sanctuary city.” (SenateNJ.com)

“The legislation has the potential to devastate our state budget by shifting a $15 billion burden onto New Jersey taxpayers,” stated Holzapfel. “While this ill-conceived legislation is designed to make a political statement, it lacks a financial statement that addresses the tremendous tax increases it would require.”

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Holzapfel Bill Combating Animal Cruelty Passed by Senate Panel

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-Ocean) to prevent the cruel treatment of animals was today advanced by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Jim Holzapfel’s bill to prevent animal cruelty statewide was advanced by the Senate Budget Committee. (©iStock.com)

“This legislation aims to prevent the inhumane tethering of animals for long periods of time, making them defenseless and unable to care for themselves,” Senator Holzapfel said. “This cruel and heartless treatment is horrifying and must be stopped.”

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Senate Passes Holzapfel Bill to Improve Safety of Children Near School Busses

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The New Jersey Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-10) that seeks to deter dangerous driving that may harm children as they board or exit a school bus.

The legislation, S-211, establishes a pilot program for municipalities and school districts to use video monitoring systems to help enforce laws against illegally passing a school bus.

Sen. Jim Holzapfel’s legislation seeks to deter dangerous driving that may harm children as they board or exit a school bus. (SenateNJ.com)

“We need to show drivers who think they can get away with passing a school bus that they are being watched,” said Holzapfel. “Sadly, this might be the only we get them to stop.”

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Holzapfel: We Must Improve Treatment for Addiction & Reduce Access to Opioids to Prevent Abuse

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Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-Ocean) said that he hopes the Governor’s desire to address New Jersey’s crisis of drug abuse as expressed in the State of the State address proves to be successful.

Sen. Jim Holzapfel said that New Jersey must do more to treat those suffering from addiction and enhance efforts to prevent opioids from becoming available for abuse. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Ocean County is ground zero for opioid abuse in New Jersey, and we’ve been fighting this battle against heroin and the diversion of prescription medications for years,” said Holzapfel. “We agree with the Governor that we need to do more to treat those suffering from addiction, but we also need to enhance our efforts to stop dangerous narcotics from ever becoming available for abuse.”

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Holzapfel, Wolfe & McGuckin Bill Combating Animal Cruelty Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by District 10 legislators, Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Dave Wolfe and Greg McGuckin, that continues the legislators’ efforts to prevent the cruel treatment of animals has passed the Senate Economic Growth Committee.

Sen. Jim Holzapfel’s bill, sponsored in the Assembly by fellow District 10 legislators, continues the legislators’ efforts to prevent animal cruelty statewide. (©iStock.com)

“As legislators and pet owners, we are passionate about protecting animals from abuse,” said Senator Holzapfel. This legislation aims to prevent the chaining of animals for long periods of time rendering them defenseless and unable to care for themselves. That cruel and inhumane treatment is deplorable and must be stopped.”

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Holzapfel Calls on Senate to Advance Fentanyl Bill

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In response to recent findings of fentanyl related deaths by the Office of the State Medical Examiner, Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-10) is calling on the Senate to finally post his bill, S-1026, for a vote. His legislation doubles criminal penalties for unlawfully manufacturing or distributing fentanyl – a prescription opioid found to be up to 50 times more powerful than heroin.

In response to recent findings of fentanyl related deaths by the State Medical Examiner, Sen. Jim Holzapfel (R-10) is calling on the Senate to advance his legislation increasing penalties for illegally dispensing or manufacturing the drug. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Fentanyl deaths are increasing at a rapid pace,” said Holzapfel. “The penalties for illegally dispensing or manufacturing this deadly drug must, at the very least, match those for dealing heroin or cocaine. Unless the New Jersey Senate moves forward to enact an effective deterrent, the death toll will continue to rise.”

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Holzapfel Bill to Improve Safety of Children Near School Buses Advances

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The Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-10) that seeks to deter dangerous driving that may harm children as they board or exit a school bus.

Sen. Jim Holzapfel’s legislation seeks to deter dangerous driving that may harm children as they board or exit a school bus. (SenateNJ.com)

The legislation, S-211, establishes a pilot program for municipalities and school districts to use video monitoring systems to help enforce laws against illegally passing a school bus.

“Many of the children who are killed and injured in school bus related accidents are struck by drivers who illegally pass a bus while the red lights are flashing and the stop sign is extended,” said Holzapfel. “The sad truth is that many drivers choose to break the law in such a dangerous manner because they think they can get away with it. Installing cameras to catch every driver who passes a school bus illegally will be an effective deterrent.”

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Holzapfel, Wolfe & McGuckin Fight to Prevent Democrats’ Gas Tax Pork Projects

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Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Dave Wolfe (all R-10) have introduced a bill that would exclude passenger and freight rail projects from being funded by proceeds from the recent gas tax increase.

Legislation by Holzapfel, Wolfe and McGuckin would exclude passenger and freight rail projects from being funded by proceeds from the recent gas tax increase. (Wikimedia Commons)

“We know that New Jerseyans are already the most highly taxed people in the nation, which is why we voted ‘NO’ on raising the gas tax,” stated the 10th District legislators. “As a promise to our constituents, we will fight to ensure that the gas taxes paid by our constituents aren’t diverted to pork rail projects that only benefit Democrats’ districts.”

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Advanced: Holzapfel Bill Ensuring Marked Commercial Vehicles to Enhance Public Safety

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A bill sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel (R- Ocean) to prevent possible terrorist attacks by ensuring all commercial vehicles have the proper signage and identification was advanced by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jim Holzapfel to enhance public safety by increasing penalties for unmarked commercial vehicles was passed by the Senate Transportation Committee. (Flickr)

“I’ve seen so many unmarked box trucks, and it can make you feel a little uneasy,” Senator Holzapfel said. “Without the proper markings, you can never know who the operator is or if they’re trying to hide something. It’s a public safety risk that we can eliminate if we more adequately enforce our existing laws. It’s a public safety risk that we can eliminate if we more adequately enforce our existing laws.”

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Jim Holzapfel

Senator - District 10

Dave Wolfe

Assemblyman - District 10

Greg McGuckin

Assemblyman - District 10

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