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.
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Tucker & Mosquera Bill to Study Wellness of NJ Minorities with Disabilities Advanced by Assembly PanelLegislation Assemblywomen Cleopatra G. Tucker and Gabriela Mosquera sponsored to study the impact of disabilities on individuals in minority and underrepresented communities was released recently by an Assembly panel.
"The impact study this legislation calls for will enable the state to work toward justice and independence for minorities with disabilities," said Tucker (D-Essex). "Several disheartening factors related to racial and ethnic background as well as socio-economic class combine to put members of this particular group at a disadvantage. …"
Vainieri Huttle Bill "Innovative Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act" Advances(TRENTON) - An Assembly panel recently released legislation sponsored by Assembly Human Services Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) to require the Department of Human Services (DHS) to encourage the establishment of innovative service arrangements for persons with developmental disabilities.
The bill (A-2658) is designated as the "Innovative Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act."
"It's time to think outside of the box when providing the best care for New Jersey's residents with developmental disabilities," Vainieri Huttle said, who is chair of the committee. "Individuals with developmental disabilities have a right to quality and appropriate treatment, services, and habilitation."