The Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee is responsible for monitoring the protection of citizens of the State of New Jersey. The panel oversees issues affecting counter-terrorism, risk assessments, infrastructure protections, emergency communications, border security and cyber security.
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Mazzeo, Pinkin & Mukherji Bill to Help Property Taxpayers Whose Homes Were Damaged in Natural Disasters OK'd by Senate

Asm. Vince Mazzeo Legislation Assembly Democrats Vincent Mazzeo, Nancy Pinkin and Raj Mukherji sponsored to help property taxpayers whose homes were damaged in natural disasters was approved 40-0 Monday by the Senate.

"After Sandy, many of our state's residents found that the homes they had lived in and the businesses they had owned for years suddenly were uninhabitable," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "In anticipation of the next disaster of that magnitude, it's important that we implement a buffer for those struggling to recover..."

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Diegnan: Christie has handcuffed School Security Task Force, leaving N.J. kids at risk

Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. Assembly Education Committee Chairman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex) had the following published recently in the Newark Star-Ledger:


"Immediately after the Sandy Hook shooting, members of the New Jersey Legislature made proposals to improve school safety. Upon the request of Gov. Chris Christie, these initiatives were placed on hold so that a commission could be formed to study the issue on a holistic basis. Gov. Christie signed legislation creating the School Security Task Force into law in August of 2013.

"I must regrettably report that the only thing that has been accomplished over the two years since the bill was signed is an increase in my frustration, as well as that of my legislative colleagues..."


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Mazzeo, Pinkin & Mukherji Bill to Help Property Taxpayers Whose Homes Were Damaged in Natural Disasters Continues Advancing

Asm. Vince Mazzeo Assembly approved legislation Assembly Democrats Vincent Mazzeo, Nancy Pinkin and Raj Mukherji sponsored to help property taxpayers whose homes were damaged in natural disasters continues to move forward.

"After Sandy, many of our state's residents found that the homes they had lived in and the businesses they had owned for years suddenly were uninhabitable," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "In anticipation of the next disaster of that magnitude, it's important that we implement a buffer for those struggling to recover..."

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