Assembly Human Services

The Assembly Human Services Committee is responsible for legislation that impacts individuals and families with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and addictions; and individuals and families with low incomes.
Democratic Research Aide:  Keith White   
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Transportation Funding & State Budget Bills, Pension Payment Ballot Question, Personalized Handguns, Women's Health Care & Permanent Needle Exchange Program Top Monday Assembly Session

Transportation Trust Fund and state budget legislation, along with measures to ask voters to require annual state pension payments, require firearms retailers to sell personalized handguns, fund women's health care, extend Urban Enterprise Zones and make the needle exchange program permanent top Monday's Assembly voting session...

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Sumter & Wimberly Bill to Prioritize Temporary Rental Assistance for Work First New Jersey Recipients Advances

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly to require the Department of Human Services to give priority to temporary rental assistance over use of hotels or motels in emergency assistance to Work First New Jersey recipients recently advanced in the Senate.
"The goal is to get residents in the Work First program into a more secure rental prospect that would provide more stability for families," said Sumter (D-Bergen Passaic). "Hotels and motels were not made for long term living and should be less relied on for temporary rental assistance. We want more permanence for families where they can more efficiently rebuild their lives instead of feeling shuffled into these places without any other option."
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Wimberly: We Cannot Afford to Sit Idle

Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly (D-Passaic) had the following published recently on Politicker NJ:

"Charleston, Columbine, Newtown, Aurora, Tucson and more recently the 42 shootings in Chicago and the deadliest mass shooting on record in Orlando underscores the need for gun reform across the country. Mass violence is a threat to everyone everywhere.

"The state legislature has made repeated attempts to take meaningful action on gun reform. For each measure, the Governor has either vetoed the bill or let the bill expire by not signing it.

"We cannot continue to avoid making the harder decisions. Acts of terrorism, whether by illegal guns in our communities or by mentally ill perpetrators with a vendetta, the threat to our safety and way of life is unquestionable..."

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