N.J. Legislators Propose Bills to Prevent Future Shutdown Disruptions

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New legislation is in the works to make sure New Jersey's state offices, parks, and casinos are left in better shape in the event of another state government shutdown.

New Jersey Senator Jeff Van Drew announced that he is working on drafting a bill that would allow state parks, state beaches, forests, historical sites, and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Offices to remain open for up to 10 days if the government is forced to shut down again in the future.

Lawmakers have also proposed a new bill that would allow casinos to remain open no matter how long a shutdown is, which would overturn the current law that only allows casinos to remain open for up to seven days following the shutdown of the state government.

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