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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Quijano & Sumter Bill to Ensure Health Care Facilities Can Use Generators Advanced by Assembly PanelLegislation Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to ensure health care facilities be either equipped with a generator or electrical transfer switch and wiring to which a portable generator can be connected was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
"It's frightening to think that those power outages put health care facilities at risk," said Quijano (D-Union). "We've taken steps to ensure gas stations can be equipped with generators, but these facilities must also be prepared. They care for some of our most vulnerable residents, and we need to ensure they're ready to go should we get hit with more power outages..."
Hearing on NJ Transit's Super Bowl Problems, Increased Minimum Wage for Newark Airport Workers & Improved School Nutrition & Farm-to-School Programs Top Monday Assembly HearingsRequiring Health Care Facilities be Generator-Ready & Hearing on Sandy Relief Integrity Monitors Also Set
Testimony on NJ Transit's problems following the Super Bowl and bills to ensure health care facilities can hook up to generators, support a higher minimum wage for workers at Newark Liberty International Airport, improve the school breakfast and lunch programs and promote the Farm to School program highlight Monday's Assembly committee action…