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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More Higher Education Reform, Protecting Greenhouse Gas Reduction Rules, Withdrawing from Waterfront Commission, Increased Property Tax Appeal Transparency & Drug Treatment for Inmates Top Thursday Assembly Committee MeetingsFilm & Digital Media Tax Credit, Combating Overdoses, Helping Biz Make Energy Improvements, Securing Personal Health Info, Expediting Vacant Building Maintenance & Modernized Corporate Laws Also on Tap
More higher education reform, protecting New Jersey's greenhouse gas reduction regulations, withdrawing New Jersey from the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, expanding the state's film and digital media production tax credit program, increasing transparency for appealing property tax assessments and improving drug treatment for inmates are among the highlights for Thursday's Assembly committee meetings...
Eustace, Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Lagana & Caride Legislation to Encourage Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs Approved by AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Timothy Eustace, Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Lagana and Marlene Caride to provide a safe way for New Jersey residents to dispose of prescription drugs was approved 68-4-5 Thursday by the Assembly.
"Disposing of unused prescription drugs properly is equally as important as taking them as prescribed," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Prescription drug abuse is prevalent in many communities, and much of that abuse begins at home where the drugs are easily accessible..."
Schaer, Jimenez, Wimberly & Caride Bill to Ensure Critical Health Facilities Get Power Back Quickly in an Emergency Continues AdvancingLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary S. Schaer, Angelica Jimenez, Benjie Wimberly and Marlene Caride to help ensure hospitals and other critical healthcare facilities get power back as soon as possible during an emergency continued advancing on Thursday.
"If any good came out of Sandy, it was the lessons we learned in the aftermath as we attempted to resume a sense of normalcy throughout our state," said Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic). "While hospitals are equipped with back-up generators, they can only last so long, making it imperative that we place a priority on getting these critical facilities back up and running as quickly as possible..."
8-Bill Higher Education Affordability & Reform Package Tops Thursday Assembly SessionSports Gaming, Expanding Mammogram Availability, Prescription Drug Safety & Improving Energy Infrastructure Also on Tap
Bills to Promote ALS and Veterans Donations & Cut Red Tape Also Set
An 8-bill higher education affordability and reform package - including bills to freeze tuition, improve cost certainty for families, boost accountability, crackdown on sexual assault on campus and regulate for-profit institutions - top Thursday's Assembly voting session.
Legislation to eliminate sports gaming prohibition, ensure mammograms are available to women under 40 who lack access to family medical history due to adoption, study the state's energy infrastructure needs and expand a prescription drug safety program are also to be considered...