Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness

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, Mukherji, Vainieri Huttle & Eustace Measure to Secure At-Risk Nonprofits Clears Assembly Committee

Asw. Annette Quijano Pilot Program Would Allow Vulnerable Groups to Receive Security Funding

Legislation Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Raj Mukherji, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Tim Eustace sponsored to increase security at New Jersey nonprofit organizations determined to be at an elevated risk for attacks recently was advanced by an Assembly committee.

"As I discussed this issue with different nonprofits within and outside of my district, I began to see that members of these communities have a legitimate concern regarding their safety," said Quijano (D-Union). "As chair of the Assembly Homeland Security and Preparedness Committee, I believe we have an obligation to ensure that they have personnel on-site who can prevent and protect New Jersey residents from acts of targeted violence."

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Mazzeo, Houghtaling, Downey, Andrzejczak & Land Bill to Bolster Disaster Preparedness in At-Risk Counties Clears Committee

Asm. Vince Mazzeo Measure Would Establish Biennial Risk Assessment, Provide Funding for Counties Prone to Weather-Related Disasters

Legislation Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Bob Andrzejczak and Bruce Land sponsored to help minimize damage during severe weather events was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.

"More than four years after Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey continues to repair the damage, and families continue to deal with the financial and emotional toll of the storm. Fostering connections between the state and counties most prone to catastrophic storm damage can reduce the likelihood of similar devastation in the future," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic).

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DeAngelo Bill to Establish 9/11 Remembrance Day Advanced by Assembly Committee

Asm. Wayne DeAngelo Legislation Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo sponsored to establish a statewide day of remembrance to commemorate Sept. 11 was advanced by an Assembly committee on Thursday.

"Our nation will never forget the loss of 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001, nor will we forget the heroism of the emergency personnel who risked their lives, the courage of the men and women who immediately volunteered to defend this country overseas or the strength of ordinary people who denounced terrorism simply by choosing not to live in fear," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex).

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Gold Star Families, Court Program for Veterans, Combating Gender Pay Gap, Full & Equal Women in Workplace, Beginning Farmers, H20 Conservation via Lawn Sprinkler Sensors & Improving Young Driver Safety Highlight Thursday Assembly Committees

Also on Tap: Public NJ Transit Board Members, Drunk Driving & Ignition Interlock Device Violations, Protections for Domestic Violence Victims, Family Day Care Provider Background Checks, Child Food & Nutrition Programs, Green Building Projects & Establishing Failure to Maintain Lane while Engaging in Distracted Driving as Reckless under the Vehicular Homicide Statute

PANYNJ Chairman Also Invited to Present the Agency's 10-year Capital Plan

Assisting Gold Star families, creating a court program for veterans, combating the gender pay gap, facilitating full and equal participation of women in the workforce, helping beginning farmers, conserving water through lawn sprinkler rain sensors and expanding education requirements for special learner's and examination permits highlight Thursday's Assembly committee hearings...

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