Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Reform and Federal Relations

The Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Reform and Federal Relations Committee concerns itself with legislation reducing governmental bureaucracy or "red tape" and affecting the state's casinos and horse racing industries. The panel also works to ensure that the Executive Branch implements laws as intended by the Legislature. It is also tasked with liasing with counterparts at the federal level on laws and issues that impact New Jersey.
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Video: Schaer Rebukes Trump White House for Failing to Mention Jews or Anti-Semitism in Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement

Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen) on his legislation rebuking President Trump's White House for issuing an International Holocaust Remembrance Day statement that failed to mention Jews or anti-Semitism. His bill (AR-213) was approved 46-1-12 Wednesday by the Assembly.

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Video: Wisniewski on his Bill to Support 'Dreamers' Against Trump Actions

Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) on his legislation opposing action by President Trump to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. The bill was approved 44-11-7 Wednesday by the Assembly.

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Video: Speaker Prieto Condemns Trump's Immigration Ban

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) discusses the Assembly resolution he sponsored (AR-138) condemning President Trump's immigration ban. The resolution was approved 45-17-3 Wednesday by the Assembly.

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N.J. Assembly Approves Schaer & Prieto Bill Condemning Trump for Failing to Mention the Jewish People or anti-Semitism in Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement

- Legislation Assemblyman Gary Schaer and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto sponsored condemning the White House for issuing an International Holocaust Remembrance Day statement that failed to mention Jews or the anti-Semitism that led to the Nazi genocide was approved 46-2-11 Wednesday by the Assembly.

"It's unconscionable that the leader of the United States of America - a nation that was founded on the principles of religious freedom, justice, tolerance and human rights - would purposely fail to remember and condemn one of the worst atrocities in recorded history perpetuated against a people who observed a particular religious belief," said Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen). "The Holocaust was about exterminating Jewish people. It's scary that President Trump failed to acknowledge that basic fact, but New Jersey won't stay silent. We condemn anti-Semitism in all its forms..."

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Quijano & Oliver Bill Supporting Schools, Colleges & Universities that Help & Protect Immigrants Approved by N.J. Assembly

Asw. Annette Quijano Legislation Assemblywoman Annette Quijano and Assembly Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver sponsored expressing the Legislature's intent that schools, colleges and universities continue to act as safe zones and resource centers for students and families threatened by immigration or discrimination was approved 45-20-2 Wednesday by the Assembly.

"New Jersey is the home and workplace of large immigrant communities and history has demonstrated the significant contributions that these communities have made to the state," said Quijano (D-Union). "New Jersey has a long history of supporting persons who seek to escape hardship and deprivation to find a better life for themselves and their children. In return for its support, the state has benefited from the many contributions that immigrants have made to the economic and cultural growth of the state. Especially now - in the face of President Trump's hostile actions - this history of support must continue..."

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Wisniewski & Quijano Bill Protecting 'Dreamers' from President Trump's un-American Threats Approved by N.J. Assembly

Asm. John Wisniewski Legislation Assemblyman John Wisniewski and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano sponsored opposing any attempt by President Trump to target immigrant students who know only America as their home was approved 44-11-7 Wednesday by the Assembly.

"Many of these students who live in New Jersey applied for the DACA program so that they could work and be able to afford the pursuit of a college education," said Wisniewski (D-Middlesex). "These students know only America as their home and are hard-working employees who contribute to the economy and to the rich diversity of our schools. Rescinding DACA would expose these students to the threat of immediate deportation and deprive the state of their many contributions. That's immoral and un-American, and we must make clear that we oppose any effort by President Trump to punish these young men and women..."

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N.J. Assembly Condemns Trump Actions & Urges NJ Attorney General to Join Court Actions Opposing Trump Immigration Ban

Speaker Vincent Prieto Prieto, Sumter, Schaer, Muoio & Gusciora Resolution Approved

The Assembly voted 45-17-3 Wednesday to approve legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Shavonda Sumter, Gary Schaer, Elizabeth Muoio and Reed Gusciora sponsored condemning President Trump's actions targeting immigrants, while also urging the New Jersey attorney general to join others in opposing Trump's immigration ban.

"President Trump's effort to reverse our nation's great long-standing tradition of embracing the world's most vulnerable people is un-American and disturbing," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), who immigrated to the United States from Cuba as a child...

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Schaer Bill Condemns Trump for Failing to Mention Jews or anti-Semitism in Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement

Assemblyman Gary Schaer Assemblyman Gary Schaer has introduced legislation condemning the White House for issuing an International Holocaust Remembrance Day statement that failed to mention Jews or the anti-Semitism that led to the Nazi genocide.

"It's unconscionable that the leader of the United States of America - a nation that was founded on the principles of religious freedom, justice, tolerance and human rights - would purposely fail to remember and condemn one of the worst atrocities in recorded history perpetuated against a people who observed a particular religious belief," said Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen)...

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Drug Addiction Insurance Coverage, Opioid Addiction Public Awareness Campaign, Gender Pay Equity at Biz that Get NJ Help, Gold Star Family Assistance & Life in Prison for Murdering Minor in Sex Crime Highlight Wednesday Assembly Session

Several Bills Opposing Trump Actions Also Set for Votes

Also on Tap: Veterans Diversion Program, Student Opioid Abuse Education, Expanded Infertility Coverage, Earn Your Way Out Act, Task Force on Adults with Autism, Statewide Hit-and-Run Alert System & Reader Privacy Act

Legislation to require health insurance coverage for substance abuse addiction treatment and place restrictions on opioid prescriptions, establish a public awareness campaign to educate about the dangers of opioid and heroin addiction, ensure gender pay equity for businesses receiving state financial assistance, help Gold Star families and require life imprisonment without parole for persons convicted of the murder of a minor under the age of 18 in the commission of a sex crime highlight Thursday's Assembly voting session.

Several resolutions opposing President Trump's policies are also set for votes...

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