The Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee is responsible for reviewing legislation dealing with municipalities, counties, local finance, local public contracts, property taxes, local authorities, housing, land use, zoning and planning.
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Benson Bill to Enhance Awareness, Protect Children from Lead Poisoning Advanced by Assembly Panel

Asm. Daniel R. Benson Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) to help prevent lead poisoning in children was released Thursday by an Assembly committee.

"This bill helps educate parents so they are able to recognize the symptoms of lead poisoning in children, which can have harmful, lasting health effects," said Benson.

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Gusciora, Eustace, Jasey & Quijano Bill to Encourage Police, Firefighters, Teachers and Sanitation Workers to Buy Homes in Towns Where They Work Released by Assembly Panel

Asm. Reed Gusciora Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Tim Eustace, Mila Jasey and Annette Quijano to provide financial incentives to qualified police officers, firefighters, public school teachers and sanitation workers to live where they work was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.

"There is an advantage to having these workers living in the communities they serve. We have very dedicated public employees, but the commitment is even greater when your work directly impacts the neighborhood where you live and raise your family," said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon).

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Tuition Freeze & More Higher Education Reform, 911 Texting & New Consumer Protections Top Thursday Assembly Committee Meetings

Combating Metal Theft, Expanded Use of DNA Evidence, Lead Hazard Control & Job Training Also Among Bills on Tap

Prohibiting colleges and universities from hiking tuition and fees for nine continuous semesters following a student's initial enrollment and other higher education reform bills, requiring 911 facilities to handle text messages and new consumer protections top Thursday's Assembly committee meetings.

Combating the scourge of metal theft, authorizing courts to order law enforcement to submit DNA evidence to national databases to determine whether the evidence matches a known individual or a profile from an unsolved crime and lead hazard control are among the bills also on tap…

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