The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee is responsible for the oversight of health care policy. Its focus is legislation that works to prevent disease, promote well-being at all life stages and encourage informed choices that enrich the quality of life for residents and communities.
Democratic Research Aide: Nicole A. Brown
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5-Bill Higher Education Reform Package, Eliminating Sports Gaming Prohibitions, Woman's Health & Senior Citizen Protections Top Thursday Assembly Committee MeetingsA 5-bill higher education reform package and legislation to repeal all prohibitions against sports gaming, improve consumer debit card protections, improve women's health care and improve protections for senior citizens highlight Thursday's Assembly committee meetings.
Bills to once again invalidate Gov. Chris Christie's efforts to dismantle Civil Service, protect New Jersey's Internet gaming industry, modernizing distribution of income tax refunds and other state benefits, red-tape cutting and vacant property management are also among the bills on tap...
Prieto, Lagana, Andrzejczak, Benson & Mazzeo Bill to Boost After-Hospital Care Gains Final Legislative ApprovalBipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Joseph Lagana, Sgt. Bob Andrzejczak, Daniel Benson and Vincent Mazzeo to help boost the quality of care delivered to patients at home after they leave the hospital was approved 72-0 on Monday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval. The bill now heads to the governor's desk.
"The follow-up care required after a hospital stay can be incredibly complicated and overwhelming for the average person," said Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson). "By having hospitals work cooperatively with a patient's preferred caregiver, we can ensure that they're getting the level of care they need from the person they feel most comfortable with."
Allowing Youth Soccer in Pinelands, Hospital Caregivers, Combating Metal Theft & Override of Christie Veto on Debt Report Requirements Top Monday Assembly Voting SessionCombating Lead Hazard & Auto Insurance Fraud, Improving School Bus Driver Training, Banning Microbeads and Requiring DCA Post Complete Property Tax Information Also on Tap
Allowing youth soccer on Pinelands areas, requiring hospitals to provide patients and their guardians with opportunities to designate a caregiver, combating the ongoing scourge of metal theft, targeting lead hazards and auto insurance fraud and overriding the governor's veto of a bill to require an annual state debt affordability analysis be included in the State Debt Report highlight Monday's Assembly voting session.
Improving school bus driver training, improving higher education police standards, protecting the environment by banning microbeads and requiring the Division of Local Government Services to include complete property tax information on its web page are also on tap...