Democratic Research Aide: Kate McDonnell
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Assembly Approves McKeon, Gusciora & Vainieri Huttle Bill Barring Jurors from being Dismissed because of Gender Identity or Sexual OrientationLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Reed Gusciora and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to bar individuals from being excluded for jury service because of their gender identity or sexual orientation unanimously cleared the Assembly this week.
"Jury service is one of the fundamental civic requirements of every citizen in this country," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris). "That means every eligible citizen should be qualified to serve free of discrimination."
Prieto, Jimenez, Giblin & Caputo Bill Asking Voters to Ensure Public Employee Pension Funding Gains Assembly Approval
Voters Would Consider Requiring ½ Payment Starting in 2017 & Full Payment Starting in 2021Legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Democrats Angelica Jimenez, Thomas Giblin and Ralph Caputo asking voters to amend the state Constitution to require the state to fund the pensions of public employees on a timely basis was approved 50-25-2 by the General Assembly on Monday.
The bill is also poised for approval by the Senate this week and will then head to the voters for approval in November.
Johnson, Vainieri Huttle & Eustace Childproof Handgun Bill Gains Assembly ApprovalLegislation Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Tim Eustace sponsored to update state law to help boost the proliferation of more childproof handguns was approved 44-30 by the full Assembly on Monday.
The bill (S-816/A-1426), which was substituted in committee, would create a roster of personalized handguns available for sale to the public and require most New Jersey gun retailers to carry them in their stores.