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DeAngelo Calls on NJ Attorney General, BPU to Voice Opposition to FCC Rules Rolling Back Net Neutrality

Telecommunications Chairman Also Introduces Resolution to Maintain Net Neutrality
In a letter to state Attorney General Christopher Porrino and Board of Public Utilities Chairman Rick Mroz, Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (D-Hamilton), chairman of the Assembly Telecommunications & Utilities Committee, today urged the officials to expeditiously weigh in to oppose the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal that would roll-back net neutrality policies.

DeAngelo said that the pending FCC order that will be heard by the Commission on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, would take away the freedom of online users and hurt the state's small businesses that rely on e-commerce and marketing.

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Tucker Attends White House Veterans Affairs Conference to Discuss Needs of NJ Veterans & How to Best Address Them

Assembly Military & Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Cleopatra Tucker (D-Essex) attended the White House Veterans Affairs Conference with State and Local Leaders in Washington, D.C. last month to help bring attention to the needs of New Jersey's veterans.

Tucker was invited to attend the conference by the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. The purpose of the meeting was to provide an opportunity to build relationships between the administration, state, local, and tribal leaders who are leading efforts to better serve veterans.

"Last month, I had the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C to raise awareness about the issues affecting veterans in our state and discuss how we can better help our soldiers who are returning to civilian life," said Tucker.

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Green, Muoio, Holley, Mukherji, Chiaravalloti & Wimberly Expungement Reform Bill Package Clears Legislature

(TRENTON) - Expungement reform legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green, Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Jamel Holley, Raj Mukherji, Nicholas Chiaravalloti and Benjie Wimberly to help people reclaim their lives and start anew gained final approval Thursday in the General Assembly.

The bills would prohibit employment discrimination based upon an expunged criminal record, accelerate expungements, increase the number of convictions that can be expunged and reduce the waiting period to expunge an entire juvenile record.

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Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Holley, Danielsen, DeAngelo, McKnight & Sumter Bill to Improve Hospital Oversight of Dementia & Alzheimer's Patients Approved by Assembly

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel Benson, Jamel Holley, Joe Danielsen and Wayne DeAngelo to ensure hospital staff is well-informed to deliver proper care and oversight for patients suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia was approved by the General Assembly on Thursday, 70-0.

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Pinkin, Conaway, Giblin, Holley, Danielsen, Mukherji & Wimberly Bill to Help Promote Compassionate End-of-Life Treatment Options Gains Assembly Approval

Legislation Would Establish Statewide Palliative & Hospice Care Information & Education Program
(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D, Thomas Giblin, Jamel Holley, Joseph Danielsen, Raj Mukherji and Benjie Wimberly to help promote the benefits of palliative and hospice care to patients in New Jersey received approval from the full Assembly on Thursday, 72-0.

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Mosquera, Barclay, Jones, Vainieri Huttle, Lampitt & Downey Legislation to Create Domestic Violence Policy for Public Employers Heads to Governor

Measure Would Encourage Victims to Seek Confidential Help at Work

Legislation Assembly Democrats Gabriela Mosquera, Arthur Barclay, Patricia Egan Jones, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Pamela Lampitt and Joann Downey sponsored to establish a protocol to support employees who are victims of domestic violence unanimously cleared the Senate on Thursday and now heads to the Governor's desk.

The legislation was unanimously approved by the Assembly in May.

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Turner, Gusciora & Muoio Wrap Up Successful Hurricane Donation Relief Drive to Aid Residents of Puerto Rico

Lawmakers Help Ship Truckloads of Goods & Over $7,000 in Monetary Donations to the Storm-Ravaged U.S. Island
Fifteenth district legislators - Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblyman Reed Gusciora and Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio - on Friday announced the successful conclusion of a hurricane relief donation drive, raising over $7,000 in monetary donations as well as truckloads of necessities for residents of Puerto Rico who have been devastated by Hurricane Maria.

The donation drive was conducted in partnership with all 10 municipalities in the 15th legislative district, which includes parts of Mercer and Hunterdon counties, as well as the Puerto Rican Parade of Trenton and the Governor's Office of Volunteerism.

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Taliaferro, Mazzeo, Pintor Marin & Lampitt Bill to Encourage Farmer Markets to Participate in WIC and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs Goes to Governor

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Adam Taliaferro, Vincent Mazzeo, Eliana Pintor Marin and Pamela Lampitt to streamline authorization for farmer's market programs to participate in WIC and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs was approved 38-0 Thursday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.

"However, with multiple applications, the process to become a farmers' market vendor is daunting," said Taliaferro (D- Salem/Cumberland/Gloucester). "Farmer's markets are a source of local, fresh food for their communities. The application process needs to be streamlined to do away with separate authorizations and allow as many farmer's markets vendors, as possible, to participate..."

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Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Muoio, Mukherji, Chiaravalloti & Wimberly Bill to Prevent Homelessness among Domestic Violence Victims Goes to Governor

Legislation Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Elizabeth Muoio, Raj Mukherji, Nicholas Chiaravalloti and Benjie Wimberly sponsored to provide emergency housing assistance for victims of domestic violence was approved 38-0 Thursday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.

"There have been many times when victims of domestic violence have been denied emergency assistance because they voluntarily left a job where their abuser could find them or failed to plan for substitute housing - situations that are typically out of their control, especially for many who have limited means," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "Our number one priority should be ensuring their safety and getting them back on their feet, and that's what this bill will do..."

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Speaker Prieto on his Fire Safety Legislation

Wisniewski: Eileenís Law will Crack Down on Reckless Driving

Gusciora to Christie: We Need a Partnership to Reshape Trenton

Asw. Muoio: Trenton deserves a renaissance

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